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.
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.
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- Fundamental Statistics for Research
- Research Management
- Research Experience
- Interviewing and Qualitative Data Analysis
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- 12 months
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- 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.
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International19740 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19740 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9200 GBP per year during 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.