Psychological Research Methods MSc

School of Social Sciences

For psychology graduates who wish to gain theoretical and practical training in research methods and experience of working in an active lab

Date of entry

September 2020

Start date

September 2020

Duration

12 months

Study mode

Full Time

Location

Dundee City Campus

This course offers a theoretical and practical grounding in research methods in psychology, building on the skills and knowledge you gained at undergraduate level. It combines taught skills modules, themed study modules, a research assistantship, and a dissertation. Because it is not focused around one specific area of psychology, you will have the flexibility to choose from a range of modules and carry out research into an area of your own interest.

You will be given practical experience of working in an active researcher's lab right from the start of the course.  We will match you up to a member of staff depending on your research interests. This early and sustained contact with faculty members is invaluable if you are considering staying on for doctoral study.

You will also design and carry out a substantial research project, supervised by  a different member of academic staff. You'll be able to present and discuss your findings in written, oral and poster formats.

Throughout the course you will have access to research equipment where you can track eye movements to measure attention, measure brain activity, or conduct surveys and observational studies.

We are a small and friendly department. This means that we get to know you and can provide you with individual support throughout your studies.

 

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