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Course summary

This course is designed to prepare graduates in psychology (or closely related disciplines) for any of the following: a PhD degree; research or related careers in academic or applied psychological disciplines; careers in which data handling and analytical skills are of relevance. Students also complete the course as a means of improving their research skills in preparation for further training as a professional psychologist (often as a clinical or educational psychologist). Both awards are equivalent, although the MSc has a larger taught component whilst the MRes places greater emphasis on the conduct of independent research. You may wish to apply to the MSc in Psychological Research Methods in the first instance and then you can make a choice of award later, in conjunction with the Course Leader and teaching team.

Modules

Term One modules: Advanced Experimentation and Statistics (one); Psychometrics (one): Developing Psychometric Scales Development in Research and Practice; Qualitative Research Design and Analysis (one); Research and Professional Skills; Observational Methods. Term Two: In term two, students pursuing the MSc award will complete five more taught modules. MRes students complete just two modules of their choice, allowing them to concentrate exclusively on quantitative / psychometric methods or qualitative methods. You also complete a larger empirical research project (worth 100 credits) under the supervision of a research active member of staff. Modules include: Advanced Experimentation and Statistics (two); Psychometrics (two): Developing Psychometric Scales Development in Research and Practice; Qualitative Research Design and Analysis (two); Testing Psychological Theories using SEM. You will also complete an extended essay on a methodological topic of your choice and an empirical research project (worth 60 credits), both under the supervision of a research active member of staff.

Assessment method

The course is assessed on a modular basis via examination, coursework, essays, laboratory reports, oral presentations and a research project.


Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate Honours degree (minimum 2.1) in psychology or a closely related discipline; or other recognised equivalent qualification. Applicants without such qualifications but with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Good performance in research methods and statistics classes and / or in the conduct and presentation of a research project are likely to act as a mitigating factor where a 2.1 has not been achieved at undergraduate level.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

The School of Social Sciences offers a number of competitive scholarships for full-time and part-time Masters courses. These include: School of Social Sciences Masters scholarships (for UK, EU and International students) and Nottingham Trent University International Scholarship Scheme.

Psychological Research Methods at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS