University of Reading

University of Reading

Research Methods in Psychology

* Designed to provide training in fundamental analytical and methodological skills * Select from optional modules on a variety of specific fields * Benefit from teaching and supervision by active researchers * Gain the opportunity to learn about, and be involved in, the latest research developments * Prepare for a career in academic, clinical, educational or health psychology **Psychology at Reading** Our programmes enable you to complement your postgraduate study of psychology through a number of NHS-partnered clinics, professional training centres and research placements in neuroscience, developmental psychopathology and clinical research. The Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics provides access to state-of-the art technology and expertise in cognitive and computational neuroscience. We also have facilities for experimental and observational research, including a number of specialist laboratories. These include virtual reality, ageing, infant vision, infant language, auditory perception, body kinematics, psychophysiology, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and electroencephalogram (EEG). We provide excellence in research training for both specialist and transferable skills. Our degrees take a modern approach to the practice of psychology, and you take mandatory modules in a range of analytics methods. You will benefit from the many collaborative ventures of staff and from their involvement with national and international research projects, professional societies and funding bodies, as well as opportunities to participate in academic dissemination, such as conferences and scientific journals.

Entry requirements

MSc: Due to the popularity of our programmes and the restricted numbers we are able to accept, we would recommend applying as early as possible to avoid disappointment. You are normally required to have obtained a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in psychology or a related discipline (for example, cognitive neuroscience). Your degree should reflect psychology as a scientific discipline and have included the study of brain and behaviour. IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

Course modules

MSc: * Methods in developmental psychology * Methods in neuroscience * Qualitative methods psychology * Data analysis * Analytical methods MSc: * Methods in developmental psychology * Methods in neuroscience * Qualitative methods in psychology * Data analysis * Analytical methods

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 8,410 per Whole course (Home/EU) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 18,760 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 - 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 19,230 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (Home/EU) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 19,230 per Whole course (International) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (Home/EU) 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading RG6 6UR South East

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