Psychological Research Methods (MSc)

Year of entry

2017

Start date

October 2017

Location

Central London

Status

Fully Approved

Duration

2 years part-time or 1 year full-time

Attendance

1 day a week part-time or 2 days a week full-time, plus some evening teaching

This Master's degree provides in-depth training in both the quantitative and qualitative methods employed in contemporary psychological research. It covers: critical appreciation of existing research and research methods; philosophical foundations of approaches to research within cognitive and social psychology; formulation of hypotheses; designing and reporting experiments using a range of research methodologies; and subject-specific IT skills.

The programme combines Birkbeck’s strengths in qualitative and quantitative psychological research methods. It provides you with the opportunity to conduct supervised research in a wide range of areas within contemporary psychology, such as psychosocial studies, brain and cognitive development, and computational cognitive neuroscience.

This programme is accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as recognised postgraduate training programmes, and suitably qualified applicants who wish to take this courses in preparation for a PhD can apply for funding on the ESRC's 1+3 scheme.

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Why study this course at Birkbeck?

  • 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 you with a range of appropriate research skills and experiences for research at PhD level or in the private sector.
  • Opportunity to attend research seminars organised by Birkbeck and a number of other local research centres and institutes.
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