MSc Research Methods in Psychology

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Program Description

MSc Research Methods in Psychology

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

This course is for those aiming to develop careers in educational or clinical psychology. It can also prepare you for further postgraduate study and enhance your applications for research assistant posts.

You’ll learn the skills and theory for conducting research. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and discuss research with postgraduate students in the School of Psychological Sciences and Health. You’ll also play a role in research with members of our academic staff.

You may also have the opportunity to be employed within the School of Psychological Sciences and Health as a Graduate Teaching Assistant.

You’ll study

This course is designed to maximise research potential. It should provide a thorough grounding in research methods for anyone wanting to get a research assistant post, apply for doctoral study or enter training for a scientist-practitioner oriented career such as clinical psychology.

As such, a significant proportion of time is devoted to allowing you to undertake a substantial research project, with one-to-one supervision, access to all the advanced research equipment and a focus on producing a thesis of sufficient quality that it is potentially publishable in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

You’ll complete five areas of training over two semesters.

Careers

The course is primarily designed for graduates in psychology who wish to begin a career in research. It's ideally suited to someone who wishes to apply for a post as a research assistant or wishes to apply for doctoral study.

Previous students have been successful in receiving PhD funding from the University as well as externally funded studentships and places at other universities.

It also provides research training to those graduates who may wish to enter professional training for jobs which have a ‘scientist-practitioner’ underpinning such as clinical psychology.

Entry requirements

First or upper second-class degree in Psychology, or overseas equivalent.

English language

For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 6.0) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years.

Pre-sessional courses in English are available.

If you’re a national of an English speaking country recognised by UK Visa and Immigrations (please check most up-to-date list on the Home Office website) or you have successfully completed an academic qualification (at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree) in any of these countries, then you do not need to present any additional evidence.

If you are from a country not recognised as an English speaking country by the United Kingdom Visa and Immigration (UKVI), please check our English requirements before making your application.

Pre-Masters preparation course

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.

How much will my course cost?

All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise.

Scotland/EU

  • 2017/18 - £4,800

Rest of UK

  • 2017/18 - £4,800

International

  • 2017/18 - £13,500
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 1, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2018
Duration
Duration
2 semesters
Full time
Price
Price
4,800
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Deadline
Locations
United Kingdom - Glasgow, Scotland
Start date: Aug. 2018
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Aug. 2018
United Kingdom - Glasgow, Scotland
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Price
Scotland/EU/UK -- International: £13,500