Psychological Research Methods (General), M.Sc. | University of Stirling | Stirling, United Kingdom
12 months
21845 GBP/year
10350 GBP/year
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Psychological Research Methods (General) course offered at University of Stirling provides broad training in the fundamentals of psychological science – the modern approach to studying mind and behaviour.

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The Psychological Research Methods (General) course from University of Stirling  combines training in psychological theory with practical research skills development - a modern approach to studying mind and behaviour preparing you for a future career in psychology and psychology research. You’ll gain a thorough introduction to quantitative and qualitative research, the analysis and interpretation of data, and a critical, sceptical approach to psychological science.

The unique feature of this course is flexibility - you’re free to investigate a wide range of topics across the discipline while maintaining a high standard of training. This encourages an understanding of different methods and perspectives within the field of Psychology helping you make choices which will benefit your future career.

There are four degree pathways available:

  • Child Development
  • Cognition and Neuropsychology
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Perception and Action


This course is designed as a springboard for a career in psychological research and is ideal if you want to pursue a PhD in psychology.

Graduates are well placed for careers in clinical and health psychology, educational psychology and teaching, human resource management and personnel.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantitative Analysis Methods in Psychological Research
  • Key Skills for Psychology Researchers
  • Child Development
  • Cognition and Neuropsychology
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You can apply up to a year in advance of your course start date and we accept applications throughout the year.


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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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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.
  • If you don’t currently meet the academic requirements for this course, INTO University of Stirling offers a variety of preparation programmes that can earn you the qualifications and skills you need for direct entry.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21845 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21845 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    10350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10350 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Students from the Republic of Ireland    -    £10,350

Living costs for Stirling

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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