Taught course

Research Methods in Psychology

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of Psychology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A first or a good Upper Second Class (2.1) Honours degree in Psychology or a cognate discipline from a UK university, or its equivalent from an overseas institution.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc in Research Methods in Psychology is designed to train students wishing to pursue a higher research degree in Psychology and equips them with the specific skills necessary for undertaking a career as a research psychologist.

Course highlights

  • The course provides interdisciplinary training in the social sciences plus advanced research training in psychology.
  • Students have access to laboratories in neurophysiology, psychopharmacology, psychophysics, animal learning and cognition, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and social psychology.
  • The MSc is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as an approved course.

Teaching format

The MSc in Research Methods in Psychology is a full-time taught postgraduate programme run by the School of Psychology and Neuroscience.

The course is based on an initiative to provide interdisciplinary training in the social sciences plus advanced research training in psychology. Over two semesters, students will take four compulsory modules, a research project module and two optional modules. These are taught through lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. Assessment comprises entirely of coursework; there are no exams. On average, class sizes range up to 80 students for lectures and 20 students for seminars.

The final three months of your course will be focused on writing the final assessment piece, a 15,000-word dissertation.

Information for international students

A minimum of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7500
International students
£20370

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/pg/fees-and-funding/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
pgsecpsych@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1334 462157