Psychology (MRes)

Year of entry

2017

Start date

October 2017

Location

Central London

Status

Fully Approved

Duration

Two years part-time or one year full-time

Attendance

One half-day a week, October to September

Other entry years for this course

2018

This programme covers:

  • the critical appreciation of existing research and research methods in a chosen research area
  • designing, managing and reporting on an extended research project
  • subject-specific IT skills.

It enables you to conduct extended supervised research in a focused area within contemporary psychology, such as psychosocial studies, brain and cognitive development, or computational cognitive neuroscience. You will have the opportunity to attend research seminars organised by the Department of Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck and a number of other local research centres and institutes.

The programme is designed for graduates in psychology and related disciplines who have prior research skills training and who are seeking to complete a specific, well-defined research project. If you would like to carry out research in any area of contemporary psychology, either at PhD level or in the private sector, it will prepare you with a range of appropriate research skills and experiences.

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Highlights

  • Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck were rated 5th in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and we achieved 100% for a research environment conducive to research of world-leading quality.
  • Provides a possible route into the PhD Psychology programme at Birkbeck.
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Course structure

You take two modules and complete a supervised research dissertation.

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