Taught course

Psychology of Faces

Institution
University of Stirling · Faculty of Natural Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

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

The University has a long history of face research. Our internationally renowned team of experts study almost all aspects of face perception, including low level visual processing, adaptation, gaze perception, social perception such as mate preference and attractiveness, mechanisms of recognition and forensic aspects such as unfamiliar face matching and eye witness recovery of memories for faces. This research has led to EvoFIT, a unique system for constructing facial composites of offenders by witnesses and victims of crime, which has a suspect identification rate ten times higher than traditional methods used by police. You will become part of this vibrant research community as you study the key research methods related to face research and will put your learning into practice during a month-long placement.

Course Objectives

This course aims to facilitate understanding of this diverse subject, whilst allowing students to focus the majority of their efforts in face research, an area for which Psychology at Stirling has long been internationally renowned.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your proficiency such as a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (minimum 6 in each skill), or TOEFL: Listening 23, Reading 23, Speaking 23, Writing 23.

Fees and funding

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

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Various100

Course contact details

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