Psychological Research Methods (Cognition and Neuropsychology)

Psychological Research Methods (Cognition and Neuropsychology)

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

Program overview

The Psychological Research Methods (Cognition and Neuropsychology) postgraduate degree provides broad training in the fundamentals of psychological science - the modern approach to studying mind and behaviour. The course will train you in psychological theory and develop your practical skills, preparing you for a future career in psychology. Individual modules provide a thorough introduction to quantitative and qualitative research, the analysis and interpretation of data and a critical, sceptical approach to psychological science. There’s lots of opportunities for you to gain practical hands-on skills development, ranging from low-tech observational assessment to high-tech eye-tracking. There’s also training on giving oral presentations. A self-reflective approach to personal development is encouraged. The course will appeal to anyone wishing to develop a career in psychological research, either working towards a PhD in Psychology, or working in the wider public, private or third sector. You’ll be based in a dedicated MSc office, or within an appropriate research group, and allocated a peer mentor. You’ll also have an academic supervisor in Psychology who supports and guides your development including the research dissertation project. We’re here to make you an integral part of the Stirling Psychology's research community, and to encourage you to make the transition to become a fully independent research scientist.

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 a relevant subject. 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

Studying Cognition and Neuropsychology is a springboard for a career in psychological research and is ideal for students wishing to pursue a PhD in psychology. Graduates are well placed for careers in clinical and health psychology, educational psychology and teaching and human resource management and personnel. The skills you’ll gain are also readily transferable to other careers. You’ll develop a good understanding of human behaviour, with the ability to interpret and analyse complex forms of data and communicate your ideas clearly to others.

Campus location

Stirling , United Kingdom

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