University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Psychological Research Methods

This programme equips students with an array of methodological skills to function as an effective PhD student or as a professional researcher in psychology, with a particular emphasis on cognitive, clinical and clinical neuroscience research. Students acquire the skills necessary to generate good research questions, establish plausible theoretical answers, and carry out high-quality empirical research in order to test their hypotheses. The MSc forms part of the Economic and Social Research Council South West Doctoral Training Centre - a hub of world-class social science research. This programme consists of compulsory taught modules and a substantial research project. It acquaints students with a wide range of data analysis techniques and research methods in the areas of clinical neuroscience, clinical and cognitive psychology, while enabling them to develop particular specialist skills and knowledge in selected areas. Students get involved with one or more of the research groups in the department depending on their research interests.The research groups are; Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour ; Clinical research group; Cognition research group; Social, Environmental and Organisational research group.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in psychology or a related discipline. For full information, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please see the relevant programme page found in the postgraduate section of our website.

Course modules

Please note constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced in future years as a consequence of programme development. Details at any time may be obtained from the programme website. Some examples of the modules are : advanced statistics; behavioural science research skills; research apprenticeship; current research issues in psychological research methods; methods in cognitive and clinical psychology and neuroscience.

Assessment methods

Advanced statistics modules are assessed by written examination plus a small component of coursework, other taught modules by coursework and the research project is assessed through submission of either a dissertation or a research paper ready for submission to a journal.

Sponsorship information

The University of Exeter invests heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This is in addition to the Government's Postgraduate Loan Scheme. For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at Exeter, please visit the postgraduate study pages of our website.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,600 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,650 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,650 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Streatham Campus Exeter EX4 4QJ South West

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions Team
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