Drawing from a vibrant and stimulating research culture, this programme provides you with comprehensive training and grounding in research methods and analysis across the broad field of psychology.
This programme will help you develop professional, critical and analytical skills. You will learn how to formulate research problems, and appreciate diverse approaches to research, including qualitative methods.
The programme is targeted at those with a special interest in research methods, but is also ideal for those wishing to take an empirical approach to areas of psychology that are not covered by our other taught programmes.
This programme comprises two semesters of taught courses, including six compulsory courses and option courses chosen from other areas within Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences, followed by a dissertation.
Current Topics in Psychological Research
Multivariate Statistics and Methodology using R
Psychological Research Skills
Specialist Techniques in Psychological Research
Univariate Statistics and Methodology using R
Brain Imaging in Cognitive Neuroscience
Disorders of Language Functions
The programme lays emphasis on the following outcomes:
comprehension of the basic principles of research strategy and design, including an understanding of how to formulate researchable problems and an appreciation of alternative approaches to research
competency in understanding and applying a range of methods and research tools
skills in research management
understanding the significance of alternative epistemological positions that provide the context for theory construction
This programme has been designed to help you progress your research career and offers a firm basis for further postgraduate study, or for related research in industry.