Taught course

Research Methods in Psychology

Institution
University of Essex · Department of Psychology
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

We will consider all applicants with 2:2 or above, or equivalent international qualifications.

For some courses, there may be additional requirements which can be found on our website.

Months of entry

October

Course content

How can we make the most successful predictions about how humans will behave? How do we measure concepts such as “personality”? In what ways can statistics inform us about the human condition?

Our MSc Research Methods in Psychology develops your awareness of psychological science in relation to its philosophical and biological contexts, and in relation to research in the natural and social sciences. In addition to this research-focussed training, you also study advanced topics in psychology that will extend your theoretical knowledge.

You explore topics including:

  • Methods in cognitive neuroscience
  • Advanced statistical techniques
  • Research management
  • Interview analysis

If you intend to pursue a career as a research psychologist, or wish to take a research degree, then our MSc Research Methods in Psychology will give you the advanced research training which provides you with an excellent preparation for a PhD, and enhances your chances of obtaining funding.

Our University is one of just 21 ESRC Doctoral Training Centres, enabling us to offer studentships to psychology students intending to pursue a research degree. We are supported by some of the most prestigious funding bodies, including the European Commission and the Leverhulme Trust.

Information for international students

Entry requirements - you can find international entry requirements for most countries on our website. If your country is not listed, please contact Postgraduate Admissions.

Pre-sessional English Language courses - if you need to improve your English language skills before joining your main degree course, we offer pre-sessional English courses on our campuses in partnership with Kaplan International Pathways. To learn more, please visit our website. Funding - you can explore scholarship opportunities for your country or view our university-wide scholarships.

Fees and funding

There are a wide range of funding options for postgraduate study, including scholarships, bursaries and alumni discounts. You can check your eligibility on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Graduate Admissions
Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk