Masters | Postgraduate Course - Psychological Research Methods MSc Course Details within University of Cumbria

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Psychological Research Methods MSc

Study Details

MSc: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Want to gain a greater insight into psychological research methods? Then you'll want to take part in our postgraduate programme! You'll develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of a broad range of topics and techniques in psychological research methods. We cover a mix of traditional and non-traditional research methods, equipping prospective academics and practitioners alike for future challenges.

Module details

Year One

Compulsory modules

  • Research Skills and Methods
  • Professional Values and Ethics
  • Dissertation
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Historical and Philosophical Issues in Psychology
  • Implementing Psychological Research Techniques

Optional modules (subject to availability and demand)

  • Settings in Forensic Psychology
  • Forensic psychology, Offending Behaviour and the Criminal Justice System
  • Working with Specialist Populations in Forensic Psychology Settings
  • Qualitative Research Methodologies and Techniques
  • Theories of Contemporary Society
  • Contemporary Criminology
  • Critical perspectives in Safeguarding and Child Protection
  • Rhetoric and Reality of Child and Adolescent Development
  • Cultural and Sociological Aspects of Child and Adolescent Well Being
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Theories and Interventions
  • Interpersonal Violence and Abuse Studies
  • Psychology of Violent Behaviour
  • Critical Perspectives in Safeguarding Adults
  • Independent Study

Entry Requirements

1st or 2nd class honours degree.

Student Destinations

We will equip you with a flexible range of methodological skills to excel as a PhD student or a professional researcher in psychology. You'll be well suited to work as a research assistant, associate research fellow or research technician. By taking a PhD you'll be able to work in an academic setting or as a postdoctoral researcher, gaining chartered status with the British Psychological Society in academic psychology.

The skills you gain in critical evaluation, analysis and written and oral communication will be highly valued within any professional role.