City, University of London

City, University of London

Research Methods with Psychology

This course is suited to students with an undergraduate-level knowledge of psychological research methods who wish to broaden and deepen their research skills. This will probably be with a view towards managing their own research projects. This could be in academia, or in a variety of other work settings where the ability to survey opinions, interpret data meaningfully, and construct and test hypotheses, is valued. This programme provides training in psychological research methods, including research design, statistical methods, and relevant software, but also offers a range of supplementary options from several other psychology masters programmes. It covers an array of methodological content which will provide you with the skills necessary to engage in research in public or private-sector organisations, or alternatively continue on to a PhD in preparation for an academic research career. By offering modules from several masters programmes, this course will allow you to gain broad-ranging research skills that leave your future options open, whilst allowing you to engage with a range of students on more specialised programmes, thus providing specific practical examples to help ground abstract research concepts.

Entry requirements

A 1st or upper 2nd-Class Honours degree with psychology or a related discipline as a main field of study or a 1st degree from the Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA); or a 1st degree from an overseas institution recognised by City University London as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language, for example, from institutions in Australia, Canada or the USA. Applications are also welcome from those with experience of working in a relevant area. Equivalent qualifications from an overseas university will be considered.

Course modules

Core modules:
Behavioural Research Methods: Design & Analysis;
Applied Econometrics and Psychological Research Methods;
Research Methods & Programming;
Statistical Models;
Applied Qualitative Data Analysis.
Psychology Research Methods Dissertation (60 credits).

Elective modules:
Qualitative Research Methods;
Fundamentals of Cognitive Science;
Psychological Processes: Individual and Social;
Principles of Neuroscience: Brain anatomy, techniques and paradigms;
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience;
Mental Health, Wellbeing and Neuroscience;
Work Design, Organisational Change and Development;
Research, Design & Analysis;
Research in organizations;
Epidemiology.

Assessment methods

Assessment of the Programme outcomes is done by coursework (i.e. assessed essays and assignments, for example stats tests, research proposal presentations, and programming exercises), unseen examinations, and a summer dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 14,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

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