Taught course

Research Methods in Psychology

Institution
University of Reading · Department of Psychology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

As our popular programmes are consistently oversubscribed we advise early applications (prior to May each year) since we cannot accept applicants once the programmes are full. Entrants are normally required to have obtained a good first or second class UK honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in psychology or a related discipline (for example, cognitive neuroscience). Your degree should have included biological psychology as required by the British Psychological Society.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our programmes enable you to complement your postgraduate study of psychology through a number of NHS-partnered clinics, professional training centres and research placements in neuroscience, developmental psychopathology and clinical research. The Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics provides access to state-of-the art technology and expertise in cognitive and computational neuroscience. We also have facilities for experimental and observational research, including a number of specialist laboratories. These include virtual reality, ageing, infant vision, infant language, auditory perception, body kinematics, psychophysiology, TMS and EEG. We provide excellence in research training for both specialist and transferable skills. You will benefit from the many collaborative ventures of staff and from their involvement with major psychological societies, international conferences, journals and funding bodies.
• Designed to provide training in fundamental analytical and methodological skills • Select from optional modules on a variety of specific fields • Benefit from teaching and supervision by active researchers • Gain the opportunity to learn about, and be involved in, the latest research developments • Prepare for a career in academic, clinical, educational or health psychology
All of our MSc programmes are research intensive, providing essential training in analytical ability, methods awareness and critical thinking, among other fundamental transferable skills. Our MSc Research Methods in Psychology programme has a long-standing reputation for preparing students to undertake PhD research and postgraduate clinical training. Our students have moved on to PhD positions, research assistant or assistant psychologist posts in the NHS and private sector, clinical training, as well as non-psychology positions in industry.

Information for international students

Evidence of English Language ability required. An overall score of 6.5 in the IELTS with no individual element scoring less than 5.5 (or equivalent)

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Charlie Waller Institute
Email
PostgradPsyCLS@reading.ac.uk