The MSc in Cognitive Psychology is designed to prepare psychology graduates for the next stage of their psychology career. The programme provides taught content and research training in a range of areas of psychology building on areas of staff research expertise.
Keele has a vibrant, well-established and expanding community of researchers in cognitive psychology. Students will benefit from their expertise across a wide range of areas with strengths in memory research, cognitive control processes, and a wide range of influences on human cognitive performance. MSc students are made to feel part of this research culture both through the formal modules and through involvement in research seminars and meetings.
- Career Destinations: Many of our MSc graduates go on to register for a PhD or else take up a first psychology post in the workplace.
The programme provides taught content and research training in a range of areas in Cognitive Psychology, building on areas of staff research expertise Strengths include memory, false memory, mechanisms underlying language processing, influences on human cognitive performance (particularly alcohol) and cognitive control processes underlying executive function.
The programme addresses written and communication skills, independent learning skills, data analysis, critical reflection and critical evaluation. Our students benefit from a wide range of support including accessible academic staff with a wide range of expertise, laboratory and other research space, study space, and access to IT and research tools.
List of Module Titles
Advanced Study in Cognitive Psychology (30 credits) Contemporary Research in Psychology (15 credits) Advanced Research Skills & Design (15 credits) Qualitative Research Methods (15 credits) Advanced Quantitative Statistics (15 credits) Research Apprenticeship in Psychology (15 credits) Dissertation (75 credits
Teaching & Assessment
The course is of one year duration for full time and two years for part-time.
The course is assessed through written coursework, unseen examination, verbal presentation of research, and independent research written up as a dissertation.
Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this postgraduate programme. Limited support is available for research-related expenses.