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Research Methods in Psychology (MSc)

University of St Andrews

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of St Andrews

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MSc in Research Methods in Psychology is designed to train students wishing to pursue a higher research degree in Psychology and equips them with the specific skills necessary for undertaking a career as a research psychologist.

Course information

The MSc in Research Methods in Psychology is a full-time taught postgraduate programme run by the School of Psychology and Neuroscience. The course is based on an initiative to provide interdisciplinary training in the social sciences plus advanced research training in psychology.

Highlights

  • The course provides interdisciplinary training in the social sciences plus advanced research training in psychology.
  • Students have access to laboratories in neurophysiology, psychopharmacology, psychophysics, animal learning and cognition, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and social psychology.
  • The MSc is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as an accredited course.

Careers

Many students progress from the MSc to PhD study, and some graduates have been successful in applying for EPSRC PhD studentships. Others have successfully applied for research assistantships to initiate their research careers.

Some graduates have applied for positions in government, health care, and management services.

The Careers Centre offers one-to-one advice to all students on a taught postgraduate course and offers a programme of events to assist students in building their employability skills.

Application deadline

28 May 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 24,240per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of St Andrews

  • University League Table

    4th

  • Campus address

    University of St Andrews, College Gate, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 118

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    207 100%

    1st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    14th

    17
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    27th

    23

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