This master's degree in Research Methods in Psychology aims to provide an opportunity to research and learn about a wide range of topics in psychology; from basic learning and cognition, to neuropsychology, and to applied topics in clinical and educational psychology.
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This MSc in Research Methods in Psychology provides students with high-level training in advanced research methods and skills, and offers exciting opportunities to conduct basic and applied research projects in a wide range of areas.
Research Methods in Psychology students learn to use a range of research tools, such as databases, statistical software, and computer programmes.
By the end of this training, Research Methods in Psychology students will have acquired a wide range of practical research skills to apply in any context where human behaviour is important. They will have gained practical knowledge of the nature and limitations of the scientific method and the main alternatives, and knowledge of the general historical, theoretical, and philosophical issues underlying psychological and behavioural science.
The full-time Research Methods in Psychology course, which will last one year, will normally involve attending the University for two full days a week (Monday and Tuesday). The part-time course, which lasts two years, will normally involve attending the University one full day a week.
Teaching is in seminars, workshops, lectures and practical classes. Assessment is mainly by written coursework and reports of empirical projects carried out individually and in groups.
Modules on the Research Methods in Psychology course typically include:
The Research Methods in Psychology course is suitable for:
Many of the College of Human and Health Sciences team are leaders in their specialist fields of research. They undertake novel and original research in a variety of areas, including clinical and health psychology, brain injury, sleep, cognition, neuroscience and developmental psychology.
The College of Human and Health Sciences has a vibrant postgraduate community with students drawn from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities. The College is known for its friendly, welcoming and supportive environment, which combined with its extensive facilities, state-of-the-art technology and superb beachside location, helps to ensure that students benefit from an exceptional student experience.
First class facilities for Psychology
The Department of Psychology has state-of-the-art research facilities, including:
In addition, with strong links with the Institute of Life Science Imaging Centre, our researchers and students have access to state-of-the-art fMRI facilities.
We also have excellent links with the Neurosciences Directorate at Morriston Hospital, which provides direct access to individuals who have suffered brain injury and the corresponding facilities.
Visit the Research Methods in Psychology MSc page on the Swansea University website for more details!
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