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MScResearch Methods in Psychology

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
Tuition fee £15,500 per year
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Our MSc Research Methods in Psychology develops your awareness of psychological science in relation to its philosophical and biological contexts, and in relation to research in the natural and social sciences. In addition to this research-focussed training, you also study advanced topics in psychology that will extend your theoretical knowledge.

You explore topics including:

- Methods in cognitive neuroscience
- Advanced statistical techniques
- Research management
- Interview analysis

If you intend to pursue a career as a research psychologist, or wish to take a research degree, then our MSc Research Methods in Psychology will give you the advanced research training which provides you with an excellent preparation for a PhD, and enhances your chances of obtaining funding.

Our University is one of just 21 ESRC Doctoral Training Centres, enabling us to offer studentships to psychology students intending to pursue a research degree.

Our research is challenging and ground-breaking, with 90% rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014), placing us in the top 15 in the UK. We are supported by some of the most prestigious funding bodies, including the European Commission and the Leverhulme Trust.

Programme structure

Year 1

Fundamentals of Neuroscience and Neuropsychology
Quantitative Data Analysis
Research Management
Research Project (MSc)
Interviewing and Qualitative Data Analysis
Cognitive Neuropsychology of Language (optional)
Critical Literature Review (optional)
Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience (optional)
Special Topics in Social Psychology (optional)
Psychology at Work and in the Real World (optional)
Special Topics in Individual Differences and Developmental Psychology (optional)
Special Topics in Neuroscience and Neuropsychology (optional)
Special Topics in Perception and Cognition (optional)
Visual Attention: From lab to life (Advanced) (optional)

Career opportunities

Our graduates have been employed in clinical psychology, educational psychology, criminal and forensic psychology.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States