Taught course

Measuring Perception

Institution
University of Stirling · Faculty of Natural Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Consideration is given to candidates with a first or second class single or joint Honours degree in Psychology (or a closely related subject).

Months of entry

September

Course content

As we make our way around the world we are continually making decisions and performing actions that are driven by our sense organs. Our perception of the world is not just sensory information, but instead an interpretation based on what our brain expects as well as what it is being told by sense organs. Understanding and measuring perception distinct from sensation is a complex task.

Course Objectives

In addition to broad training in psychological methods, this course ensures that students acquire an understanding of how to measure perceptual experience in a bias-free manner, including the basic framework for understanding such measurements. Students also acquire practical experience in making measurements of perceptual experience through a research project and opportunity to conduct a placement in a laboratory context.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4000
International students
£10900

http://www.stir.ac.uk/postgraduate/financial-information/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
18 months
full time
9 months

PGCert

part time
12 months
full time
6 months

Course contact details

Name
Linda Cullen
Email
linda.cullen@stir.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1786 466854