University of Stirling

University of Stirling

Psychological Research Methods

The course provides broad training in the fundamentals of psychological science - the modern approach to studying mind and behaviour. Students will learn a combination of training in psychological theory with practical skills development and preparation for a future career in psychology. Individual modules provide a thorough introduction to quantitative and qualitative research, the analysis and interpretation of data, and a critical skeptical approach to psychological science.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

Course modules

Modules include: Psychological research methods I and II; research methods in cognition and neuropsychology; advanced statistics; qualitative research methods; key skills for psychology researchers; research placement.

Assessment methods

The individual module components provide 60 percent of the MSc grade, with the research dissertation contributing the remaining 40 percent.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 12,900 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,900 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stirling Campus Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland

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