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Research Methods of Psychological Science

12 months
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25980 GBP/year
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About

As a member of the Research Methods of Psychological Science programme at the University of Glasgow you will receive training and experience in an extensive variety of research methods in Psychology, making use of state-of-the-art facilities for behavioural, neuroimaging, and qualitative research.

Overview

The Research Methods of Psychological Science programme at the University of Glasgow is team-taught by leading researchers in their field who will help you develop exceptional theoretical, practical, and analytical skills. With our passionate sense of community, collegiate attitude, and year-round seminars and workshops, all students leave our programme with a strong sense of personal development and with the skills and network of collaborators that will afford you the best possible start in your future career in Psychology.

Why this programme

  • Psychology at Glasgow is ranked 10th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2020).
  • With a top 10 ranking in the UK (Complete University Guide 2020), the school continues to meet student expectations, combining both teaching excellence and a supportive learning environment.
  • This MSc complies with requirements for the PhD research training programme of the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) and can either be the first year of a ‘1+3’ funding package or qualify you for future ‘+3’ funding.
  • You will benefit from innovative assessment, including portfolio of professional skills, peer review and writing up a research project in the format of a journal article.
  • You will benefit from access to the resources of the University’s Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (CCNi), including a 3 Tesla fMRI scanner, MEG system, two TMS labs, and several EEG labs, including fMRI compatible systems. Dedicated motion capture suites record precise 3D body movements and facial animation sequences. Eye movements can be followed remotely using our SR Research EyeLink systems.

Career prospects

As this programme complies with ESRC requirements, successful graduates from the programme are eligible for +3 ESRC PhD studentships. The majority of our graduates have obtained PhD funding or secured a research or teaching position. Others have opted for further professional training in specialised fields of psychology. Some graduates have used the qualification and skills to advance in their current employment.

Graduates of this programme have gone on to work for the NHS and PhD studentships at Higher Education Institutions (including University of Glasgow) both in the UK and abroad.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Data Skills For Reproducible Science
  • MATLAB Programming
  • Research Methods In Cognitive Science 
  • Statistics & Research Design
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Cognitive Brain Imaging Methods

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • At least a 2:1 Honours degree in psychology or neuroscience or acceptable equivalent(s)
  • As part of the admission process we prioritise matching your interests with one of our academic supervisors to ensure that we have the expertise to adequately supervise your research project
  • A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
  • One reference letter on headed paper
  • Evidence of your English language ability (if your first language is not English)
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25980 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25980 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11520 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11520 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

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