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.
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.
- Cognition and Neuropsychology
- Key Skills for Psychology Researchers
- Analysis Methods in Psychological Research
- Research Methods in Psychology 1 & 2
- Research Placement (4 weeks)
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesPsychology View 735 other Masters in Psychology in United Kingdom
- 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.
International15950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA6500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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