University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Research Methods in Psychology

**Why choose this course** The human mind shapes cultures, creates history and controls how we perceive and experience life. Our MSc Research Methods in Psychology course will inspire you to delve deep beneath the surface of psychology and discover the wide range of research methods used to understand it. Ranging from the study of social groups to the neuro-imaging of brain activity, you'll cover a rich variety of contemporary psychological research methods. We'll also make sure you benefit from a valuable combination of study and hands-on research experience. **What you will study** We'll provide you with the psychological research expertise you need for the behavioural sciences. You will develop the skills you need to critically evaluate research and formulate forward-thinking research questions. We'll also enhance the skills you need to conduct research, analyse your results and communicate the findings to others. The course provides an ideal stepping stone for research at a PhD level. We've designed our course so that you can develop numerous approaches to your research and combine them in your own way. After completing it, you will have developed a unique individual repertoire of research skills.

Entry requirements

MSc: A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in Psychology, or a recognised international equivalent. English language requirements IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall with 6.5 in each element.

Course modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. FULL-TIME Year 1 (full-time) ACADEMIC RESEARCH TRAINING - Compulsory INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY - Optional MAINTAINING HEALTH THROUGHOUT THE LIFESPAN - Optional QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS - Compulsory SOCIAL CHANGE AND INFLUENCE - Optional THINKING AND REASONING - Optional CHRONIC CONDITIONS - Optional HISTORY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - Optional KEY QUESTIONS IN ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: PEOPLE & PLACE - Optional PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH CARE - Optional QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS - Compulsory SOCIAL COGNITION - Optional DISSERTATION 8000-10000 WORDS - Core Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7 Choose two from the listed optional modules in Semester 1 and three options from the listed optional modules in Semester 2. PART-TIME Year 1 (part-time) ACADEMIC RESEARCH TRAINING - Compulsory INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY - Optional MAINTAINING HEALTH THROUGHOUT THE LIFESPAN - Optional QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS - Compulsory SOCIAL CHANGE AND INFLUENCE - Optional THINKING AND REASONING - Optional CHRONIC CONDITIONS - Optional HISTORY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - Optional KEY QUESTIONS IN ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: PEOPLE & PLACE - Optional PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH CARE - Optional QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS - Compulsory SOCIAL COGNITION - Optional Optional modules for Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7 PT - Choose all compulsory modules in each semester of the course. Choose one optional module in semester 2. No more than two modules must be taken during each semester. Year 2 (part-time) DISSERTATION 8000-10000 WORDS - Core ACADEMIC RESEARCH TRAINING - Compulsory INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY - Optional MAINTAINING HEALTH THROUGHOUT THE LIFESPAN - Optional QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS - Compulsory SOCIAL CHANGE AND INFLUENCE - Optional THINKING AND REASONING - Optional CHRONIC CONDITIONS - Optional HISTORY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - Optional KEY QUESTIONS IN ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: PEOPLE & PLACE - Optional PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH CARE - Optional QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS - Compulsory SOCIAL COGNITION - Optional Optional modules for Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7 PT - Choose two optional modules in each semester of the course. No more than two modules must be taken during each semester.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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