University of Stirling

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.

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

Psychology of faces; psychological research methods I and II; advanced statistics; key skills for psychology researchers; qualitative research methods.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
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
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 12,900 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

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

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