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Psychological Research Methods (Psychology of Faces) MSc


University of Stirling Psychology

Full time & Part time September PgCert, PgDip, MSc Full-time: 1 year, Part-time: 2 years

About the course

The University of Stirling has a long history of expertise in the diverse aspects of face research. This course will help you increase your understanding of psychological research methods and allow you to focus the majority of your efforts in face research.

Our internationally renowned team of experts studies almost all aspects of face perception, including:

  • low-level visual processing
  • adaptation
  • gaze perception
  • social perception, such as mate preference and attractiveness
  • mechanisms of recognition
  • forensic aspects such as unfamiliar face matching and eye-witness recovery of memories for faces

Our research has led to EvoFIT, a unique system for constructing facial composites of offenders by witnesses and victims of crime, which has a suspect identification rate ten times higher than traditional

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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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