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Course starts: 14 September 2020Apply now
This course develops advanced research skills that will be valuable whether you aspire to be a chartered psychologist or intend to work in any sector that puts a premium on evidence-based decision-making, including health, human resources and general management.
For those who would like to progress towards becoming a chartered psychologist, this course provides a rigorous preparation for the additional postgraduate research and professional training that are necessary for chartered status.
Our dedicated team of Psychologists are working hard in preparation to welcome you in September 2020. Our shared goal is to help support you in your academic journey towards your MSc in Psychological Research Methods. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, we are strictly adhering to British Psychological Society emergency regulations.
The Psychology team have designed a novel hybrid learning environment that includes both face-to-face and online teaching materials to support you in your learning. These exciting adaptations follow contemporary learning and teaching approaches that balance structured learning support activities with the independent learning required at postgraduate level. Examples include directed learning tasks which you will complete in your own time, which will then be discussed in both online and face-to-face sessions with your peers and tutors. There will also be lectures to help you acquire the advanced psychological research methods concepts, skills, and professional competencies, blended with weekly face-to-face sessions to ensure your progress.
If we can offer any further guidance in the coming months before commencing your studies, please contact the Programme Leader: Dr Stephanie Wilkie firstname.lastname@example.org
We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which include lectures, seminars, workshops and one-to-one research supervisions. Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters requires a higher level of independent working.
Your modules will be assessed through a variety of assessments which include problem-based research scenarios, individual and group presentations, data exercises, written project reports, project logs and reflective commentaries.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
Our typical requirement is a 2:2 or above (or an equivalent overseas qualification) in Psychology with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership from the British Psychological Society or in a related discipline (e.g. health sciences, computer science, linguistics).
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
The annual fee for this course is:
If you are unsure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
The Skills Boost North East Discount is a 20% waiver on the full cost of course fees for postgraduate taught Masters courses for any worker who has been furloughed, has been made redundant, or is likely to be made redundant and who has a local connection to the North East region. Read more about the discount.
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This course enables you to pursue your interests while also providing a stepping stone to well-paid roles. Most postgraduates earn more than undergraduates over their careers.
At the end of this course you will be able to make a strong application for doctoral programmes that lead to chartered status as a psychologist. There are nine types of psychology in which it is possible to become chartered: clinical, educational, forensic, occupational, counselling, sport and exercise and health psychology, as well as neuropsychology and teaching/researching in psychology.
As an example of salaries, clinical psychologists within the NHS typically have a starting salary of around £30,000, progressing up to more than £80,000 for higher level posts. Salaries in private hospitals and private practice will vary.
Equally, the course prepares you for employment in a broad range of sectors. Expertise in research methodology is highly valued in management, advertising, marketing, human resources, the police force, the prison service, social care, health services and teaching.
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