Nottingham Trent University
Psychological Research Methods
This course is designed to prepare graduates in psychology (or closely related disciplines) for any of the following: a PhD degree; research or related careers in academic or applied psychological disciplines; careers in which data handling and analytical skills are of relevance. Students also complete the course as a means of improving their research skills in preparation for further training as a professional psychologist (often as a clinical or educational psychologist). Both awards are equivalent, although the MSc has a larger taught component whilst the MRes places greater emphasis on the conduct of independent research. You may wish to apply to the MSc in Psychological Research Methods in the first instance and then you can make a choice of award later, in conjunction with the Course Leader and teaching team.
An undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate Honours degree (minimum 2.1) in psychology or a closely related discipline; or other recognised equivalent qualification. Applicants without such qualifications but with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Good performance in research methods and statistics classes and / or in the conduct and presentation of a research project are likely to act as a mitigating factor where a 2.1 has not been achieved at undergraduate level.
Term 1 modules: advanced experimentation and statistics (one); psychometrics (one): developing psychometric scales development in research and practice; qualitative research design and analysis (one); research and professional skills; observational methods. Term 2: In term two, students pursuing the MSc award will complete 5 more taught modules. MRes students complete just 2 modules of their choice, allowing them to concentrate exclusively on quantitative / psychometric methods or qualitative methods. You also complete a larger empirical research project (worth 100 credits) under the supervision of a research active member of staff. Modules include: advanced experimentation and statistics (two); psychometrics (two): developing psychometric scales development in research and practice; qualitative research design and analysis (two); testing psychological theories using SEM. You will also complete an extended essay on a methodological topic of your choice and an empirical research project (worth 60 credits), both under the supervision of a research active member of staff.
The course is assessed on a modular basis via examination; coursework; essays; laboratory reports; oral presentations; and a research project.
The School of Social Sciences offers a number of competitive scholarships for full-time and part-time Master's courses, these include: School of Social Sciences Masters scholarships (for Home / EU and International students) and Nottingham Trent University International Scholarship Scheme.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 5,510 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MRes||Full-time||£ 5,510 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MRes||Full-time||£ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 2,755 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 6,150 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MRes||Part-time||£ 2,755 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MRes||Part-time||£ 6,150 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|City Centre Campus||Nottingham||NG1 4BU||East Midlands|
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