University of Stirling
Psychology of Faces
This course aims to facilitate understanding of this diverse subject. Our team of experts study almost all aspects of face perception, including low level visual processing, adaptation, gaze perception, social perception such as mate preference and attractiveness, mechanisms of recognition and forensic aspects such as unfamiliar face matching and eye witness recovery of memories for faces. This research has led to EvoFIT, a unique system for constructing facial composites of offenders by witnesses and victims of crime, which has a suspect identification rate ten times higher than traditional methods used by police. Students will study the key research methods related to face research and will put your learning into practice during a month-long placement.
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.
Psychology of faces; psychological research methods I and II; advanced statistics; key skills for psychology researchers; qualitative research methods.
Assessment is based on a dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 4,750 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 12,900 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 4,750 per Academic year (home fees)||24 months|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 12,900 per Academic year (overseas fees)||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Stirling Campus||Stirling||FK9 4LA||Scotland|
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