Taught course

Psychological Research Methods

Institution
Birkbeck, University of London · Psychological Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree (2:1 honours or above) in psychology or a relevant discipline.

Months of entry

October

Course content

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

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Advice Service
Email
studentadvice@bbk.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0) 20 3907 0700