What Will You Study

This course provides ESRC accredited research training for graduates whose first degree contains a significant component of psychology. It is especially suited to applicants who wish to progress to a PhD, or wish to develop their research skills in preparation for further professional training (e.g. Clinical, Forensic, Educational, Health, Occupational Psychology), or who require additional training in psychological research methods to apply to their work environment.

The course consists of taught modules followed by an independent project supervised by a member of staff and resulting in an MSc dissertation.

Compulsory modules:

  • Conducting and Presenting Psychological Research
  • Statistics for Psychological Research (two modules)
  • Research Dissertation

Optional modules:

(Choose two from topics in the following areas, courses vary year-to-year)

  • Applied Aspects of Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Neuroscience
  • Social Psychology