Psychological Research Methods MSc


University of Stirling    Psychology

Full time & Part time September MSc, PGCert, PGDip 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time Award winner
Psychology (31)

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The Psychological Research Methods MSc programme offers a modern approach to studying mind and behaviour, combining theoretical knowledge with practical research skills. With a focus on quantitative and qualitative research, data analysis, and critical thinking, this flexible course allows you to explore a wide range of topics within psychology. You can choose from four degree pathways, including Child Development, Cognition and Neuropsychology, Evolutionary Psychology, and Perception and Action. Practical hands-on skills development, work placements, and access to state-of-the-art facilities enhance your learning experience. This programme is ideal for those seeking a career in psychological research or pursuing a PhD in psychology. Entry requirements include a relevant second class honours degree or significant work/life experience.

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Our Psychological Research Methods course combines training in psychological theory with practical research skills development - a modern approach to studying mind and behaviour preparing you for a future career in psychology and psychology research. You’ll gain a thorough introduction to quantitative and qualitative research, the analysis and interpretation of data, and a critical, sceptical approach to psychological science.

The unique feature of this course is flexibility - you’re free to investigate a wide range of topics across the discipline while maintaining a high standard of training. This encourages an understanding of different methods and perspectives within the field of Psychology helping you make choices which will benefit your future career.

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.




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