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MSc Psychological Research Methods

UK

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What will I learn?

Overview

  • This programme aims to equip you with an array of methodological skills to function as an effective PhD student or as a professional researcher in psychology, with a particular emphasis on cognitive, clinical, and clinical neuroscience research
  • It can be applied for as a stand-alone degree or form the first year of a PhD
  • Delivered as part of the ESRC South West Doctoral Training Partnership – a hub of world-class social science research
  • Acquire the necessary skills to generate good research questions, establish plausible theoretical answers, and carry out high-quality empirical research in order to test your hypotheses
  • Complete a research project that makes a contribution to the discipline, and gives you necessary skills and confidence to be able to operate independently in the future

Careers

Employer-valued skills this course develops

On completion of your postgraduate degree you will have the scientific skills to enable progression into research or professional psychology, the communication skills required for marketing and business roles, and the interpersonal skills needed for progression into personnel or caring professions.

Exeter’s reputation amongst graduate employers has helped postgraduates into successful careers in research, high technology industries, management, personnel, legal and advertising services amongst others.

Careers services

Our careers teams at the Career Zone can help guide you through a wealth of information to match your skills and interests to a career that will suit you. Our staff work with regional, national and international employers to develop new work placement, project and graduate opportunities.

Which department am I in?

Psychology

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£24,500.00 (US$ 30,379) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

Streatham Campus

Northcote House,

Queen's Drive,

Exeter,

Devon,

EX4 4QJ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to hold a relevant Bachelors degree with a grade equivalent to a UK Upper Second-class honours (2:1). We consider applications on a case-by-case basis, but typically we equate a GPA of 3.2 or above in a US first degree as comparable to a UK Upper Second-class.

For international students

Normally a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in Psychology. A degree in another discipline may be accepted if it included substantial content in Psychology, research methodology and statistics. IELTS: Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section. TOEFL: Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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