Psychological Research Methods
The programme focuses on developing the tools and skills used at the cutting edge of research in the psychological sciences. This course provides Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-accredited research training for graduates whose first degree contains a significant component of psychology. The course consists of taught modules followed by an independent project supervised by a member of staff and resulting in a dissertation. It is especially suited to applicants who are considering doing a PhD, or wish to develop their research skills in preparation for further professional training (e.g. Clinical, Forensic, Educational, Health, Occupational Psychology), or who require additional training in psychological research methods to apply to their work environment.
An upper 2nd Class Honours degree in psychology, or its equivalent, including research design and statistical methods. IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.
Compulsory modules: Conducting and presenting psychological research; statistics for psychological research (two modules); research dissertation. Optional modules (choose from topics in the following areas, which vary year-to-year and are aligned with our expertise): Applied aspects of psychology; cognitive psychology; developmental psychology; neuroscience; social psychology.
Assessment methods include coursework and a dissertation.
Departmental bursaries may be available.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 6,830 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 17,880 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 3,415 per Academic year (home fees)||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Lancaster University||Lancaster||LA1 4YW||North West|