University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Research Methods in Psychology

The programme is designed to provide students with expertise in psychological research methods appropriate for the behavioural sciences. Students develop the skills necessary for critically evaluating research, formulating innovative research questions, conducting empirical research, and analysing, interpreting and reporting research results. The programme also provides a potential stepping stone for research at PhD level.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2.1 Honours degree in psychology from a UK university (or recognised equivalent overseas qualification). Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or above with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Quantitative research methods; qualitative research methods; preparation for academic research; aspects of experimental psychology; psychology neuroscience: electrophysiology; psychology neuroscience: psychophysics and functional magnetic resonance imaging (FMRI); crafting research: linking theories and methods; dissertation. Optional modules: conducting health psychology research; social change and influence; maintaining health throughout the lifespan; key questions in environmental psychology: people and place.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1 and 3.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

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