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University of Dundee

Psychological Research Methods

The course offers theoretical and practical grounding in research methods in psychology, building upon the levels of skill and knowledge attained in the 1st degree in psychology (as recognised by the British psychological society for graduate membership). Learners are given practical experience of working in an active researcher's laboratory and students also design and carry out a substantial research project under the supervision of a different member of the academic staff; students are given the opportunity to present and discuss your findings in written, oral and poster formats in a supportive and cohesive environment; the aim is to significantly improve prospects for employment in a wide range of contexts where insight into human behaviour and/or rigorous evaluation of information are key elements of good decision making.

Entry requirements

2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent (must be in psychology for entry to psychological research methods and eye movement and cognition). IELTS of 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each component (or equivalent) (or equivalent), if the 1st language is not English.

Course modules

Modules include research foundations; qualitative research methods; research in practice; literature review (as part of dissertation module); basic or intermediate research methods; advanced quantitative methods; research in practice.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through coursework.

Sponsorship information



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 12,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Dundee City Campus Dundee DD1 4HN Scotland

Key information

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