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Birkbeck, University of London: Psychological Research Methods

Institution Birkbeck, University of London
Department Psychological Sciences
Web http://www.bbk.ac.uk
Telephone 0203 907 0700
Study type Taught

Summary

Our MSc Psychological Research Methods 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 course 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.

Highlights

  • Our Department of Psychological Sciences is consistently regarded as one of the top psychological sciences departments in the UK. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, and for the third time, it was ranked in the top ten universities in the UK.

  • 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.

  • ESRC funding may be available in conjunction with PhD study.

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