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Psychological Research Methods (Cognition and Neuropsychology), M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
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Gain a broad training in the fundamentals of psychological science. The Psychological Research Methods (Cognition and Neuropsychology) Masters course offered at University of Stirling, combines psychological theory with the development of practical skills.

About

The Psychological Research Methods (Cognition and Neuropsychology) postgraduate degree provides broad training in the fundamentals of psychological science - the modern approach to studying mind and behaviour. The course will train you in psychological theory and develop your practical skills, preparing you for a future career in psychology. Individual modules provide a thorough introduction to quantitative and qualitative research, the analysis and interpretation of data and a critical, sceptical approach to psychological science.There’s lots of opportunities for you to gain practical hands-on skills development, ranging from low-tech observational assessment to high-tech eye-tracking. There’s also training on giving oral presentations. A self-reflective approach to personal development is encouraged.Psychological Research Methods (Cognition and Neuropsychology) course will appeal to anyone wishing to develop a career in psychological research, either working towards a PhD in Psychology, or working in the wider public, private or third sector.Studying at University of Stirling, you’ll be based in a dedicated MSc office, or within an appropriate research group, and allocated a peer mentor. You’ll also have an academic supervisor in Psychology who supports and guides your development including the research dissertation project. We’re here to encourage you to make the transition to become a fully independent research scientist.

Career

Studying Cognition and Neuropsychology is a springboard for a career in psychological research and is ideal for students wishing to pursue a PhD in psychology. Graduates are well placed for careers in clinical and health psychology, educational psychology and teaching and human resource management and personnel.

The skills you’ll gain are also readily transferable to other careers. You’ll develop a good understanding of human behaviour, with the ability to interpret and analyse complex forms of data and communicate your ideas clearly to others.

Students who complete this MSc may also be eligible to apply for an ESRC 1+3 studentship.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cognition and Neuropsychology 
  • Key Skills for Psychology Researchers
  • Analysis Methods in Psychological Research
  • Research Methods in Psychology 1 & 2
  • Research Placement (4 weeks)
  • Dissertation

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
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper 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

  • A minimum of a second class honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Stirling

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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