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  Psychological Research Methods MSc


University of Exeter    Psychology

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the Psychological Research Methods MSc programme at Exeter University. This comprehensive course is designed to equip you with a diverse set of methodological skills essential for excelling as a PhD student or professional researcher in psychology. With a strong emphasis on cognitive, clinical, and clinical neuroscience research, you will delve into compulsory taught modules and a substantial research project, honing your expertise in data analysis techniques and research methods. A standout feature of this programme is the Research apprenticeship, offering hands-on experience alongside seasoned researchers and practitioners. To qualify, a 2:1 Honours degree in Psychology or equivalent is typically required, although degrees with significant Psychology, research methodology, and statistics content may also be considered. The programme's state-of-the-art facilities, including eye tracking and MRI scanners, coupled with tutorial support and career guidance from the Career Zone, ensure a holistic learning experience that prepares you for a successful career in research, business, or caring professions. Join us and unlock your potential in the dynamic field of psychological research.

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Overview

  • This programme aims to equip you with an array of methodological skills to function as an effective PhD student or as a professional researcher in psychology, with a particular emphasis on cognitive, clinical, and clinical neuroscience research
  • It can be applied for as a stand-alone degree or form the first year of a PhD
  • Delivered as part of the ESRC South West Doctoral Training Partnership – a hub of world-class social science research
  • Acquire the necessary skills to generate good research questions, establish plausible theoretical answers, and carry out high-quality empirical research in order to test your hypotheses
  • Complete a research project that makes a contribution to the discipline, and gives you necessary skills and confidence to be able to operate independently in the future

Course content

This programme consists of compulsory taught modules and a substantial research project. It will acquaint you with a wide range of data analysis techniques and research methods in the areas of clinical neuroscience, and both clinical and cognitive psychology, while enabling you to develop particular specialist skills and knowledge in selected areas.

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Entry Requirements

Normally a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in Psychology. A degree in another discipline may be accepted if it included substantial content in Psychology, research methodology and statistics.

Applicants are also required to meet our English language requirements. Please see our website for details.




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