University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Psychological Research

The programme provides broad training in research methods and techniques as well as offering the chance to complete a specialist research dissertation chosen from a wide range of psychological specialisms. The course provides a thorough grounding in research methods and analysis which acts as the foundation of a PhD but equally serves those seeking preparation to pursue a research-orientated career in a non-academic setting. The programme is intended for graduate psychologists or those who have studied or worked in related disciplines who wish to pursue a research-oriented career within psychology.

Entry requirements

Applicants require an undergraduate degree in psychology or a related discipline; interested candidates with other backgrounds are encouraged to contact the Programme Director in the 1st instance; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Course modules

Compulsory courses: current topics in psychological research; multivariate statistics and methodology using r; psychological research skills; qualitative methodologies in psychological research; specialist techniques in psychological research; univariate statistics and methodology using r. Option courses: brain imaging in neuropsychology; clinical neuropsychology; cognitive ageing and cognitive epidemiology; critical social psychology; disorders of language functions; history of unorthodox psychology; mind, body and consciousness; psychometrics; working memory in healthy and the damaged brain; multisensory integration.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 9,050 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
PPLS Postgraduate Office, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
Telephone number: 
0131 651 5002