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Research Methods in Psychology MSc/PGDip/PGCert


University of Liverpool Department of Psychology

Full time September MSc, PgDip, PgCert Full-time: 12 months

About the course

This one-year full-time programme will give you the psychological knowledge and research skills needed to pursue doctoral level studies in psychology and to enhance your psychology career.

Academic staff within the School of Psychology, together with occasional visiting speakers, teach a valuable set of modules in practical research skills such as project management, quantitative and qualitative research, and statistics.

There's also a major, supervised empirical study component and a research dissertation to submit.

Why School of Psychology?

Breadth and choice

Reflecting our main research strengths, we offer two one-year, full-time, taught Masters (MSc) programmes in:

  • Investigative and Forensic Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology.

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Entry Requirements

To qualify for this programme you should have:-
- A good first degree in psychology or related subject (minimum 2.1.; with equivalent marks in modules focused on methods and statistics), or extensive research experience
- Ideally some experience of working on research projects (eg, as a research assistant) or in a role that draws on research skills
- A good understanding of research methods and inferential statistics
- Reasonable IT skills (knowledge of SPSS would be advantageous).


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