Research Methods in Psychology, M.Sc. | University of Essex | Colchester, United Kingdom
12 months
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19740 GBP/year
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About

How can we make the most successful predictions about how humans will behave? How do we measure concepts such as “personality”? In what ways can statistics inform us about the human condition? The Research Methods in Psychology programme is offered at the University of Essex.

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Overview

 Research Methods in Psychology programme is offered at the University of Essex and 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.

Your future

With the skills and knowledge you acquire from studying within our Department of Psychology, you will find yourself in demand from a wide range of employers.

The Research Methods in Psychology graduates at the University of Essex have been employed in clinical psychology, educational psychology, criminal and forensic psychology.

We also have excellent links with the research community; we are recognised by the ESRC as providing excellent postgraduate training and are an accredited Doctoral Training Centre, offering several studentships.

Our recent PhD students have taken up post-doctoral positions in other top UK universities and international universities (in the US, Italy and Australia), as well as being appointed to lectureships.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamental Statistics for Research
  • Research Management
  • Research Experience
  • Interviewing and Qualitative Data Analysis

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend that you apply as soon as you are able to .

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2.2 degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science or a related subject .
  • If you hold a degree in Psychology it would be preferable, though not essential, if this was British Psychological Society accredited.
  • Applications from students with a degree below a 2:2 or equivalent will be considered dependent on any relevant professional or voluntary experience, previous modules studied and/or personal statement.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19740 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 19740 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9200 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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