Psychological Research Methods (Bilingualism Research)

Psychological Research Methods (Bilingualism Research)

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: April 30
Full-time
Intakes: September
International tuition: £18,950
Domestic tuition: £8,500

Program overview

This MSc Psychological Research Methods (Bilingualism Research) will provide you with a detailed theoretical background in bilingualism and bring you up to date with the latest research on the subject. The MSc Bilingualism Research gives students a thorough understanding of personal and societal consequences of speaking more than one language throughout the life span. For example, we will look at the consequences of learning two languages at the same time in early childhood, how languages are represented in the brain and kept separate during conversation, and how lifelong bilingualism can influence the onset of dementia. The core module addresses theoretical and practical issues of the different domains of bilingualism in interactive seminars, which will bring students up to date with the latest in bilingualism research. You’ll gain the confidence to verbalise arguments for and against expert opinion and experimental findings, and you’ll design an experiment to address a relevant research question. Your advanced research will be carried out in an area of bilingualism and advise on bilingualism matters, such as second language provision in schools.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus

Requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in Psychology or related subject (eg. Linguistics). Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic) 54 overall with a minimum of 51 in each sub-skill; IBT TOEFL 78 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing.

Career opportunities

This psychological research bilingualism postgraduate degree will provide solid research training for anyone interested in pursuing a PhD at a later stage. Students who complete this MSc may be eligible to apply for an ESRC 1+3 studentship.

Campus location

Stirling , United Kingdom

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