University of Essex

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Course modules

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

assessment methods include a combination of written coursework, end-of-term tests, practical and laboratory work (where appropriate) and end-of-year exams.

Sponsorship information

Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 15,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate Administrator, Department of Psychology
Telephone number: 
01206 872719