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Psychological Research Methods, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

Psychology is a fast-moving field. To conduct groundbreaking research that can transform lives, researchers need to be familiar with the latest methods. This Psychological Research Methods course from the University of Nottingham will help you discover different approaches that are available to address your own research questions and to develop your research skills.

The course will help you:

  • understand qualitative or quantitative research methods
  • critically evaluate psychological research methods and various types of data
  • develop skills in literature search and reviewing
  • examine the professional skills required for an advanced researcher (including applying for funding) in the academic, public and private sectors

Careers and professional development

This course can help you with: 
  • supporting your application for PhD study or other advanced degree positions
  • preparing for a broad range of research careers in industry, charities, healthcare or public sector research
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.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Psychological Research in Context
  • Professional Skills
  • Research Internship
  • Advanced Methods in Psychology
  • Empirical Research Project (Psychology)
  • Social Psychology Methodology 
  • Health Psychology 
  • Clinical and Forensic Psychology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    87

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score (Grade A):

    200

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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 (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

    21372 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21375 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8232 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8235 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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