Psychological Research Methods (Autism Research)

Psychological Research Methods (Autism Research)

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: April 30
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: September
International tuition: £15,950
Domestic tuition: £6,500

Program overview

Autism is a developmental disorder diagnosed on the basis of social-communication impairments, fixated interests and repetitive behaviours. Research in autism spectrum disorders is important, not just to understand the causes and symptoms of autism, but to make sure that individuals with autism receive the best possible support. The MSc Psychological Research Methods (specialising in Autism Research) is a unique course designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the both psychological research methods, and the current field of research surrounding autism spectrum disorders. You'll learn about key areas of theory and research in autism, from classification and diagnosis to socio-cognitive and developmental theories. Psychology has powerful methods to help better understand the condition of autism. This MSc Psychological Research Methods (Autism Research) is made up of modules designed to provide training in the fundamentals of research methods and how these apply to the study of autism.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
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

The Autism Research pathway is designed for those going on to do further research in autism, or as the foundation for a career as an autism professional. The structure of the course includes both a placement and a research project, allowing you to develop relevant skills for both research and applied careers.

Campus location

Stirling , United Kingdom

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