Keele University

Keele University


This course provides taught content and research training in a range of areas of psychology. Study areas include time perception, memory encoding and retrieval processes, environmental context-dependent recognition memory effects, implicit and explicit memory, false memory for words, false memories for brand names, the mechanisms underlying language processing, influences on human cognitive performance (particularly alcohol hangover, mild head injury and repetitive movements such as chewing); cognitive control processes (i.e., executive functions); the social psychology of reputations, and group processes, particularly the acquisition of new members to groups.

Entry requirements

This course is open to graduates with a 1st or upper 2nd class degree in psychology or overseas equivalent. Individuals without such qualifications but with other relevant experience should contact the course director to discuss whether they would benefit from the course.

Course modules

Core modules: theory and methodology in psychology; qualitative data analysis; quantitative data analysis 2. Specialist modules: special topics in psychology 1; special topics in psychology 2; research apprenticeship; dissertation.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed through coursework, verbal presentation of research, unseen examination and independent research written up as a final dissertation (15,000-20,000 words). The pass mark in each module is 50%, and all modules must be passed to obtain the MSc.

Sponsorship information

All applicants may apply for one of three School of Psychology bursaries of �1,000.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,530 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,045 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Keele Campus Keele ST5 5BG West Midlands

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