General programme structure
The programme covers the whole spectrum of psychological research skills and encompasses most research methods used by psychologists. It also gives you the opportunity to study, in depth, the methods that are particularly relevant to you.
We aim to equip you with high-level research skills and give you the opportunity to apply these skills in original psychological research.
Early in the programme, you will begin a substantial independent piece of research and continue this project throughout the year. Special emphasis is placed on practical research skills and communication - these are integrated in project work to achieve professional standards of psychological research.
If you study full time the programme lasts one year starting in late September and involves attendance for at least two days a week over two 12-week teaching periods. Successful completion of the taught modules leads to the award of the postgraduate diploma.
If you complete the MSc programme on a part-time basis over two years, you will attend for one day a week over four terms.