Undergraduate degree (2:1 honours or above) in psychology or a relevant discipline.
Months of entry
This Master's degree provides in-depth training in both the quantitative and qualitative methods employed in contemporary psychological research. It covers:
- critical appreciation of existing research and research methods
- philosophical foundations of approaches to research within cognitive and social psychology
- formulation of hypotheses
- designing and reporting experiments using a range of research methodologies
- subject-specific IT skills.
The programme combines Birkbeck’s strengths in qualitative and quantitative psychological research methods. It provides you with the opportunity to conduct supervised research in a wide range of areas within contemporary psychology, such as psychosocial studies, brain and cognitive development, and computational cognitive neuroscience.
This programme is accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as recognised postgraduate training programmes, and suitably qualified applicants who wish to take this course in preparation for a PhD can apply for funding on the ESRC's 1+3 scheme.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with no less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests and at least 7.0 in writing.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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