Postgraduate (full-time, part-time)

Research Methods in Psychology MSc

Anglia Ruskin University
En Cambridge (Inglaterra)

£ 6.100 - ($ 113.061)
IVA inc.

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  • Master
  • Cambridge (Inglaterra)
  • Cuándo:
    Enero 2017

Develop the advanced technical expertise you need for a successful career in a range of professions. You’ll explore the many branches of psychological research, from neuroscience to consumer behaviour.

By the time you graduate you’ll have a deep understanding of psychology research, its methods, technologies and current knowledge. As well as being perfect for you if you’re aiming for a career in research, our course is ideal for careers in clinical, forensic, health, sport and occupational psychology, as well as government, business and marketing.

There are advanced modules dedicated to qualitative and quantitative research, both of which are based on the guidelines published by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC).

You’ll have opportunities to train in specialist experimental methods, computer programming, psychological or clinical practice and other professional areas.

You’ll attend many practical workshops and enjoy full access to our extensive research facilities and equipment, as well as the guidance of world-renowned experts during your dissertation project.

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¿Qué objetivos tiene esta formación?

Whatever your plans you’ll emerge from this course with highly transferrable lifelong skills.

75% of our Graduates are taking PhDs or DClins or are working as research assistants. Others are working in fields such as market or audience research, clinical psychology and government. You’re also in the perfect position to continue your academic career and move up to our Psychology PhD.


Dónde se enseña y en qué fechas

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Cambridge Campus, East Road, CB1 1PT, Cambridgeshire , Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendés en este curso?

Anger Management
Clinical Psychology
Database Design
Data Management
Personality Disorders
Research methods
Research Methods in Psychology


Modules & assessmentCore modules
  • Issues in Scientific ResearchThis module introduces many of the historical, contextual and epistemological issues that affect the science of psychology. You will learn about research directed by political and social desires through research funding. Additionally, this module will equip you with the necessary skills to succeed in research and will directly help with your dissertation.
  • Quantitative Research MethodsDevelop a critical understanding of the principles of data collection and analysis for psychology and consider the theoretical basis of advanced quantitative methods. You’ll analyse example data sets such as ANOVA, MANOVA, ANCOVA, multiple linear regression, effect size, and factor analysis. These chosen statistical methods have been directed by the Economic and Social Research Council's Postgraduate Training Guidelines (fourth and fifth editions).
  • Qualitative Research MethodsGain a critical understanding and practical skills in advanced qualitative techniques, including interpretative phenomenological and discourse analysis. We’ve created the content of this module with direction from the Economic and Social Research Council's Postgraduate Training Guidelines (fourth and fifth editions).
  • DissertationYou'll chose an independent research topic from an area of expertise within our department (subject to availability of suitable supervision) and will conduct a significant research project in that area which may involve a literature review, data collection, analysis and a write-up.
Optional modules
  • Current Issues in Cognitive NeuroscienceIn this module we'll cover the theoretical foundations of the cognitive neuroscience approach and address many of the leading topics in the field. These include memory and learning, face and visual object processing, language, central executive function and intelligence. We'll cover past and present research, although the emphasis will be on currently unresolved theoretical debates.
  • Developmental PsychopathologyExplore the developmental cause, risk factors and implications to everyday life in children with both developmental disorders and child-related mental health problems. Within developmental disorders, the topics covered will include normative development, autism and pervasive developmental disorders and language and communication disorders. Within child mental ill health the topics covered will include affective disorders, eating disorders and substance abuse, and childhood trauma.
You’ll be assessed in a variety of ways including essays, portfolios, presentations, debates, data analysis tasks and your dissertation.

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Course duration:

Full-time - January start, 15 months. September start, 12 months. Part-time - January start, 33 months. September start, 28 months. Part-time teaching times: Trimester 1: Fridays 10am-12pm; Trimester 2: Fridays 1pm-4pm (Teaching would extend to Fridays 1pm-6pm in Trimester 2, if required)

Course fees: UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year) £6,100

UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year part time) £3,050

International students, 2016/17 (per year) £11,700