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University of Dundee

Psychological Research Methods (MSc)

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

A 1st or 2nd Class (normally Upper 2nd Class) Honours degree in psychology, conferring eligibility for Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society. All applicants will be assessed and approved by the course director and the MSc Board of Studies. 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; research dissertation; decision making; evolution and behaviour; health in groups; majorities and minorities; comparative communication and cognition.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed by coursework only. Each module is worth 20 credits apart from the research dissertation module which is worth 60 credits. The total number of credits awarded is 180 for an MSc course.

Sponsorship information

Self-funding.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,950 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

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

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