Taught course

Psychological Research Methods

Institution
University of Dundee · School of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You should hold, or expect to hold a first or second class honours degree in Psychology. If your degree is from a UK University, it should confer eligibility for Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society. If your degree is from a University outside the UK, we will assess eligibility on a case-by-case basis.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The programme will lead to the award of the MSc in Psychological Research Methods. The course offers an excellent theoretical and practical grounding in research methods in Psychology, building upon the levels of skill and knowledge attained in your first degree in Psychology (as recognised by the British Psychological Society for Graduate Membership).

You will be given practical experience of working in an active researcher's laboratory and you will also design and carry out a substantial research project under the supervision of a different member of the academic staff. You will be given the opportunity to present and discuss your findings in written, oral and poster formats in a supportive and cohesive environment. Our aim is to significantly improve your prospect for employment in a wide range of contexts where insight into human behaviour and/or rigorous evaluation of information are key elements of good decision making.

At Dundee, you will benefit from dedicated MSc social and study areas, an active student society, and will be taught by academic staff who are the forefront of psychological research. You will have access to state of the art research equipment for, for example, tracking eye movements to measure attention, measuring brain activity, or conducting surveys and observational studies.

We are a small friendly department who offer focused teaching and research in psychology. This means that we get to know our students, and can provide them with the individual support they need throughout their studies. This is evidenced by us being ranked in the top 10% of Psychology departments in the UK for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2016).

We are also situated in the School of Social Sciences, which will allow you to meet and socialise with students from other disciplines (e.g. business, geography, law, politics, and economics) and to attend seminars outwith psychology. This will allow you to situate your learning in a broader social context, as well as to network and make contacts across disciplines.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Ben Vincent
Email
b.t.vincent@dundee.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1382 388308