Bournemouth University

Psychology

This Master's by Research will be supervised by Department of Psychology staff within our Faculty of Science & Techology. There is so much we have yet to discover about the human mind and how it works that there is always scope for exciting and forward-thinking research within the field of psychology. Our experts can guide you through your Master's by Research (MRes) as you explore complex problems and delve into an area of psychology that you're passionate about, collaborating with our knowledgable team to produce insightful and impactful research. Leading BU's ground breaking-research in prosopagnosia is Dr Sarah Bate, who examines the nature of face-processing at both ends of the spectrum; those who suffer from a condition called prosopagnosia (more commonly known as face blindness) and are unable to recognise others from their faces alone, and 'super-recognisers' who have exceptional face-processing abilities.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree at 2:1 or higher. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above.

Course modules

The MRes is focused on the development of generic research knowledge and critical analysis skills applied to independent research on an approved topic. Your research would normally involve a literature study, an experimental or hypothesis-testing phase, an evaluation phase and a writing-up phase.

Assessment methods

Assessment of your thesis will consist of: a presentation of the thesis; an oral examination, normally including a 30 minute presentation and 60 minute viva voca examination. An MRes is also a good precursor to a PhD, allowing you to develop your research skills, enhance your ability to critically analyse information and solve complex problems. During your MRes you will: undertake research methods training to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the research methods used within the field of psychology; critically analyse information in the literature within your chosen field to identify information gaps, and develop and design a research project which addresses an issue within your chosen field; carry out your research project; produce a written critical analysis of the research data. Present your research through a thesis and defend it by viva voce (oral) examination, to the satisfaction of examiners.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MRes Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MRes Full-time January 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MRes Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MRes Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MRes Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time January 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MRes Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MRes Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MRes Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MRes Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MRes Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MRes Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MRes Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MRes Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MRes Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MRes Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MRes Part-time January 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MRes Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MRes Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MRes Part-time January 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 13,500 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 13,500 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 13,500 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 13,500 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (England) 2 years

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