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Psychological Research Methods (Cognition and Neuropsychology)

University of Stirling

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
18950 GBP/year
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About

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.

Overview

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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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

    18950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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