University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Psychology

The course will provide an introduction to postgraduate research and training, including issues surrounding ethics. Students will develop core skills required for research, including reviewing the literature, publishing webpages, preparing funding applications, disseminating their research through presentations and papers, and communicating with non-academic audiences. There will be training in advanced design and statistics, including sessions on both quantitative and qualitative techniques. This course will introduce students to the issues associated with conducting research with various populations including children, clinical samples, and older people. Students will also learn about important techniques of data collection such as neuroimaging and eye-tracking. A major component of the course is the individual research project. Students will complete a research project, closely supervised by a member of staff who is an expert in the relevant field.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree in psychology or cognate discipline. Applicants who have been educated in the medium of English are still required to meet the English language requirements (certain countries may be exempted from this requirement). This programme requires that applicants meet the 'Postgraduate Standard' level of English proficiency. Applicants who are in doubt about their proficiency in English should contact the British Council office or its equivalent in their country. For applicants whose 1st language is not English, it is important that their proficiency in English is good in order for them to study successfully at the University.

Course modules

The course consists of 6 taught modules (20 credits each) and 1 research module (60 credits). Compulsory modules: introduction to the postgraduate process; professional research skills 1; professional research skills 2; advanced research methods and design for psychology 1; advanced research methods and design for psychology 2; applying research techniques in psychology; research project (60 credits).

Assessment methods

Assessment includes essays, oral and poster presentations, and the production of a thesis reporting your research project.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MRes Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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