University of Essex
Research Methods in Psychology
This course suits those students intending to pursue a career as a research psychologist, or who wish to take a research degree. The aims of our course are threefold: to provide an opportunity for advanced study in psychology that extends our students' theoretical knowledge; to develop their critical awareness of psychological science in relation to its philosophical and biological contexts, and in relation to research in the natural and social sciences; and, finally, to provide our students with knowledge and skills that prepare them for an academic career, as well as a wide range of alternative careers.
Our applicants should have a 1st, 2.1 or high 2.2 degree, or equivalent, in psychology or a related discipline. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.
Core modules: Research project; fundamentals of neuroscience and neuropsychology; interviewing and qualitative data analysis; research management. Optional modules include: Advanced reading development and dyslexia; cognitive neuropsychology of language; critical literature review; fundamentals of neuroscience and neuropsychology; methods in cognitive neuroscience; neuropsychology of perception and attention; special topics in perception and cognition; special topics in social psychology; visual attention (from lab to life (advanced)).
assessment methods include a combination of written coursework, end-of-term tests, practical and laboratory work (where appropriate) and end-of-year exams.
Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 5,665 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 14,950 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Colchester Campus||Colchester||CO4 3SQ||South East|
Graduate Administrator, Department of Psychology