This programme provides students with advanced training in research methods that will prepare them for a career involving research either in psychology or in other related fields. Additionally, it helps develop the research skills necessary for use in professional and applied areas of psychology.
Training is provided in all relevant research skills, such as designing and carrying out both empirical and qualitative studies, conducting advanced statistical and qualitative analyses, and presenting results. Students are also trained in reviewing literature, developing hypotheses, and writing research proposals. Students learn to use a range of research tools, such as databases, experimentalprogramming, and statistical software.
Students will gain an understanding of the nature and limitations of the scientific method and the main alternatives. In addition, they will have knowledge of a range of general historical, theoretical, and philosophical issues, underlying the discipline of psychology and science in general, including the Philosophy of Science.
Who should take this programme?
Anybody with an interest in developing a career in research, either in psychology, or social and health sciences, or those wishing to apply research skills in the private sector. Previously students have gone on to conduct PhD programmes in psychology and other fields, or have worked as researchers in psychology or in the private sector (including charities and governmental departments). In addition, students who wish to pursue further professional training in professional and applied areas of psychology have found the research training provided very helpful in developing this aspect of their skills portfolio.
International Student Requirements:
International Equivalent qualifications may be considered.