We are continually making decisions and performing actions that are driven by our sense organs. Our perception of the world is not just sensory information – it’s an interpretation based on what our brain expects, as well as what it’s being told by our sense organs. These perceptual processes interact in complex ways to support our behaviours and enable our actions.
Perception and Action Masters offered at University of Stirling, introduces you to the main methods of measuring perception and encourages you to consider their strengths and weaknesses. You’ll receive broad training in psychological methods, as well as developing an understanding of perceptual experience and the basic framework for measuring perceptually guided actions in a bias-free way. You’ll also gain practical experience in measuring perception and action through a research project and the opportunity of a placement in a laboratory setting.
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.
This course prepares you for a research career involving perception in action and is ideal if you intend to study for a PhD in Psychology.
Students who complete this MSc may also be eligible to apply for an ESRC 1+3 studentship.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Advances in Perception and Action
- Psychological Research Methods I and II
- Analysis Methods in Psychological Research
- Key Skills for Psychology Researchers
- Research placement
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesPsychology Health Sciences View 745 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.
International18950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.