Birkbeck, University of London: Psychological Research Methods

InstitutionBirkbeck, University of London View institution profile
Department Psychological Sciences
Web http://www.bbk.ac.uk/
Telephone 0203 907 0700
Study type Taught

Summary

This Master's degree provides in-depth training in both the quantitative and qualitative methods employed in contemporary psychological research. It covers:

- critical appreciation of existing research and research methods

- philosophical foundations of approaches to research within cognitive and social psychology

- formulation of hypotheses

- designing and reporting experiments using a range of research methodologies

- subject-specific IT skills.

The programme combines Birkbeck’s strengths in qualitative and quantitative psychological research methods. It provides you with the opportunity to conduct supervised research in a wide range of areas within contemporary psychology, such as psychosocial studies, brain and cognitive development, and computational cognitive neuroscience.

This programme is accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as recognised postgraduate training programmes, and suitably qualified applicants who wish to take this course in preparation for a PhD can apply for funding on the ESRC's 1+3 scheme.

**HIGHLIGHTS**
- Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck were rated fifth in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and we achieved 100% for a research environment conducive to research of world-leading quality.

- Psychology at Birkbeck is ranked third best in London, ninth in the UK and 85th globally in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject.

- Provides you with a range of appropriate research skills and experiences for research at PhD level or in the private sector.

- Opportunity to attend research seminars organised by Birkbeck and a number of other local research centres and institutes.

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Introduction
Birkbeck, part of the University of London, offers nearly 300 taught and research postgraduate programmes across arts and humanities, business and economics, law, science and social science. As an evening teaching specialist, Birkbeck offers its taught postgraduate courses between 6-9pm, with some courses available through distance learning. As with undergraduate courses, postgraduates can study full-time or part-time.

Home to 44 research and specialist institutes, Birkbeck is the sixth largest provider of taught postgrad courses for UK and EU students - some 44% of its 11,000-plus students are on postgrad programmes. Around 90% of its academics ...

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