This Research Methods in Psychology (RMP) Master’s programme was developed to conform to the guidelines for ESRC recognition of postgraduate training. The programme provides advanced training in a variety of research methods and data analytic techniques. The main aim is to equip you to conduct research in your chosen field that is of high quality and impact. In order to promote self-motivated learning we have designed a programme in which you apply the skills you are taught to your own research questions. Therefore, in addition to classroom instruction, you will receive structured support as you develop your research questions, plan and execute the research, analyze the data, and prepare reports describing your findings.
All students complete six units in two semesters (eight months), which cover the theory, practice and context of a wide range of research approaches, using a combination of lectures, workshops, small group discussions, collaborative group research projects, and independent study, with personal guidance and feedback from experts in the methods used and the research topics in which the student wishes to specialise. Assessment is based entirely on substantive pieces of research-related work carried out on in the student's area(s) of interest. Students taking the MSc then complete a further piece of independent research (four months).
University of Southampton
International Student Requirements:
All students should meet the University's English Language requirements. US students who have been taught and assessed in English do not need to provide evidence of their ability.