Durham University

Durham University

Research Methods (Developmental Psychology)

The MA in Research Methods (Developmental Psychology) is designed for students who plan to continue their graduate studies at PhD level in an area of developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, or social psychology. It is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as providing suitable training for this purpose, and the course is one of the named routes on the MA in Research Methods. It is a Social Sciences faculty degree that involves other departments within the University.

Entry requirements

2:1 in Psychology or Psychology related subject (or equivalent).

Course modules

Core Modules: Applied Statistics (30 credits), Perspectives on Social Research (15 credits), Qualitative Methods on Social Science (15 credits), Advanced Developmental Psychopathology Review (15 credits), Research Design in Child and Clinical Psychology (15 credits), Current Issues in Developmental Psychology and Psychopathology (30 credits), Dissertation (60 credits).

Assessment methods

Teaching is generally organised into a number of 10 week course units involving 2 to 3 hours of lectures, seminars and workshops. Each 10 week unit is assessed by means of formative and summative assessments. The summative assessments count towards the final degree outcome. For the programme as a whole, the assessments include examinations, written assignments, oral presentations and the dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time October 2016 - 2 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 20,900 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University Durham DH1 3LG North East

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Psychology
Telephone number: 
0191 334 3273