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Psychological Research Methods, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #82 (QS) , | ,
This Psychological Research Methods course from University of Nottingham provides a broad education in psychological research methods, as the first part of a training programme leading to a PhD, a career in research in business or the public sector, or working with evidence based policy.

About

This Psychological Research Methods course from University of Nottingham provides a broad education in psychological research methods. Specifically, it:

  • provides students with an understanding of the range of research methods, both qualitative and quantitative, that are used in psychological research

  • helps students to critically evaluate psychological research methods and various forms of data used in psychological research

  • provides the opportunity to focus on the student's own research interests

  • provides the opportunity to develop skills in literature searching and reviewing

  • examines the professional skills required of an advanced researcher

  • provides practical training in doing psychology-related research

Key facts

  • Teaching within the School is informed by current research. We believe that research and teaching should be developed and delivered to help students and staff make a difference in the real world.
  • Our graduates are highly regarded by employers in private and public sector organisations because of the solid academic foundation and transferable and analytic expertise they gain during their degree course.

Careers

Many people use this Masters to support their applications for PhD study or other advanced degree positions. It also prepares you for a broad range of research careers in industry, charities, healthcare or public sector research. Our graduates are highly regarded by employers in private and public sector organisations because of the solid academic foundation and transferable and analytic expertise they gain during their degree course.

Beyond that, you will be well placed to pursue a career in research, although you will also gain an impressive skill set that will make you suitable for a broad range of careers, including in industrial or corporate research, research in the public or third sector and work with evidence based policy.

The quality of our graduates is widely recognised by employers and recent graduates from the course have been recruited to a wide range of major UK organisations.

  • Bath University
  • British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC TV)
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel Development
  • Cranfield University
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • English local government
  • Federal Express
  • Home Office
  • Kaizen Consultants
  • Leicester City Council
  • Manchester University
  • Ministry of Defence (Army)
  • National Health Service
  • National Westminster Bank
  • Network Rail
  • Pearn Kandola
  • Rail Safety and Standards Board
  • Rolls Royce
  • Shell
  • SHL
  • Southampton University
  • UK Government departments, for example Home Office (Police Training)
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Nottingham

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Psychological Research in Context
  • Professional Skills
  • Research Internship
  • Advanced Methods in Psychology
  • Empirical Research Project (Psychology)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Home/EU students 

    You are advised to apply as soon as possible as places are limited and courses may become full.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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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).

  • 2.1(Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent)
  • Students must have experience or a background in research methods or statistics, and ideally a background in psychology or a related discipline such as neuroscience or social sciences.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    19935 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19935 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7695 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7695 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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