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Masters degrees in Research Methods in Psychology explore different approaches to Psychological research, and compare their effectiveness in different contexts.
Related subjects include Qualitative Psychology, Quantitative Psychology and Psychological Research Methods. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Mathematics, Social Science or Psychology.
Psychological research methods vary greatly depending on the information they’re being used to gather. Courses in this field encourage you to explore not only the different kinds of research that professionals undertake, but also to understand the contexts within which they’re used. Within this, you’ll determine why certain methods are deemed appropriate for different contexts, and how these have developed over time.
Depending on your interests, you may specialise in fine-tuning any number of research approaches, from qualitative, descriptive and correlational techniques through to quantitative, statistical and modelling methodologies.
With a Masters in this field, it’s likely that you’ll go on to further research, exploring routes either in academia, or within government agencies and large private organisations. For example, you may help companies conduct their own research, whether it be medical, consumer or otherwise.
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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. Read more
Gain expert training in advanced psychology research methods and carry out basic and applied research projects in a wide range of areas with this Master’s degree in Research Methods in Psychology course. Read more
Bringing together practical training in the latest research techniques with computational data analysis classes, the MSc Psychological Research Methods with Data Science course has been developed to enable psychology students to make the transition to becoming data scientists. Read more
The availability of large behavioural datasets is growing thanks to large sale longitudinal studies such as the Millennium Cohort Study, social media, healthcare information and consumer internet use. Read more
This programme trains you in the fundamental aspects of quantitative and qualitative research, including research design, data collection and data analysis, and provides practical, ‘hands-on’ experience. Read more
Our Psychological Research Methods Masters degree provides extensive training if you are looking to develop a broad range of transferable skills relevant to independent research and beyond. Read more
This programme has been specifically designed for those intending to pursue a career in clinical psychology and to apply for a place on the professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, but it is also ideal for those interested in a research career or PhD in the area of clinical psychology and mental health. Read more
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The MSc Psychological Research provides you with comprehensive training and grounding in research methods and analysis across the broad field of psychology.