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Psychological Research Methods, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #302 (QS) ,
The programme offered by University of Dundee will lead to the award of the MSc in Psychological Research Methods. The course offers an excellent theoretical and practical grounding in research methods in Psychology, building upon the levels of skill and knowledge attained in your first degree in Psychology (as recognised by the British Psychological Society for Graduate Membership).

About

In this Psychological Research Methods programme from University of Dundee you will be given practical experience of working in an active researcher's laboratory and you will also design and carry out a substantial research project under the supervision of a different member of the academic staff. 

You will be given the opportunity to present and discuss your findings in written, oral and poster formats in a supportive and cohesive environment. 

The programme's aim is to significantly improve your prospect for employment in a wide range of contexts where insight into human behaviour and/or rigorous evaluation of information are key elements of good decision making.

At Dundee, you will benefit from dedicated MSc social and study areas, an active student society, and will be taught by academic staff who are the forefront of psychological research. You will have access to state of the art research equipment for, for example, tracking eye movements to measure attention, measuring brain activity, or conducting surveys and observational studies.

Employability

Students from this course have gone on to do PhDs and have used the qualification to improve their chances of getting on to clinical and educational psychology courses. Several students take the course to improve their chances of getting jobs as support workers and Assistant Psychologists. 

The higher degree also generally improves job prospects when competing against other Psychology graduates in other fields of business.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Foundations
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Reading Development and Disability
  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Decision Making
  • Evolution and Behaviour
  • Society, Mind and Health
  • Comparative Communication and Cognition
  • Social, Emotional and Moral Development

Audience

For psychology graduates who wish to gain research training.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • You should hold, or expect to hold a first or second class honours degree in Psychology. If your degree is from a UK University, it should confer eligibility for Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society. 
  • If your degree is from a University outside the UK, we will assess eligibility on a case-by-case basis. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17275 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17275 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Dundee

  • 787 - 1500 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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