Birkbeck, University of London
Psychological Research Methods
This programme provides in-depth training in both the quantitative and qualitative methods employed in contemporary psychological research. It covers: critical appreciation of existing research and research methods; philosophical foundations of approaches to research within cognitive and social psychology; formulation of hypotheses; designing and reporting experiments using a range of research methodologies; and subject-specific IT skills. The programme combines Birkbeck�s strengths in qualitative and quantitative psychological research methods. It provides you with the opportunity to conduct supervised research in a wide range of areas within contemporary psychology, such as psychosocial studies, brain and cognitive development, and computational cognitive neuroscience.
Undergraduate degree (2.1 honours or above) in psychology or a relevant discipline. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests and at least 7.0 in writing.
You take 5 compulsory modules, 3 option modules and complete a supervised research dissertation. Compulsory modules: Advanced quantitative methods; contemporary psychological research; generic research skills; research design and critical analysis. Option modules (choose 1): Critical book review; Matlab programming for psychological science; qualitative methods.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 8,950 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 14,075 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 8,950 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time day||£ 4,975 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time day||£ 7,050 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time day||£ 4,975 per Academic year (EU fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||Bloomsbury||WC1E 7HX||South East|
Department of Psychological Sciences
020 7631 6535