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

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Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £9,800 full-time; £4,900 part-time International: £20,600 full-time
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Psychological Research Methods MSc

Study Details

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

The central objective of this programme is to equip you with an array of methodological skills to function as an effective PhD student or as a professional researcher in psychology, with a particular emphasis on cognitive, clinical, and clinical neuroscience research. You will acquire the skills necessary to generate good research questions, establish plausible theoretical answers, and carry out high-quality empirical research in order to test your hypotheses. At the end of your training you will have completed a research project that makes a contribution to the discipline and you will have the necessary skills and confidence to be able to operate independently in the future.

This MSc can be applied for as a stand-alone degree or form the first year of a PhD. It is delivered as part of the Economic and Social Research Council South West Doctoral Training Centre – a hub of world-class social science research.

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • PSYM201 Advanced Statistics 30
  • PSYM202 Behavioural Science Research Skills 15
  • PSYM210 Research Apprenticeship 90
  • PSYM212 Current Research Issues in Psychological Research Methods 15
  • PSYM214 Methods in Cognitive and Clinical Psychology and Neuroscience 30

Entry Requirements

Normally a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in Psychology or a related discipline.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

On completion of your postgraduate degree you will have the scientific skills to enable progression into research or professional psychology, the communication skills required for marketing and business roles, and the interpersonal skills needed for progression into personnel or caring professions.

Exeter’s reputation amongst graduate employers has helped postgraduates into successful careers in research, high technology industries, management, personnel, legal and advertising services amongst others.