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. 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.

You’ll be based in a dedicated MSc office, or within an appropriate research group, and allocated a peer mentor. An academic supervisor in psychology will support and guides your development, including the research dissertation project. We’re here to encourage you to make the transition to becoming a fully independent research scientist.

Top reasons to study with us

#1 You’ll carry out a research placement in a relevant context

#2 We’re 3rd in Scotland for Psychology (REF2014)

#3 We'll teach you the relevant work-based employment skills on a placement

Course objectives

The course teaches the theoretical understanding, together with the practical and interpersonal skills required for carrying out research. Our aim is to encourage you to make the complex transition to becoming a fully independent research scientist.

Work placements

You’ll carry out a research placement in a relevant context.

Course details

The course is made up of modules designed to train you in the fundamentals of research methods and how these apply to the study of bilingualism.


Teaching is done in a number of ways, including seminars, lectures, a research placement and research supervision.

The way we teach research skills ranges from explicit hands-on demonstrations of tools to discussion of different approaches to research.

Course director

Dr Jan Kuipers, Course Director

Postgraduate Secretary

Linda Cullen

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Fees - 2018/2019

  • Home/EU: £6,300
  • Overseas: £15,250
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Last updated November 14, 2018
This course is Campus based
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12 - 24 months
6,300 GBP
Home/EU: £6,300 - Overseas: £15,250
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