Skills in research methodology are a prerequisite for all psychology professions, and they constitute a key set of skills that set psychologists apart in the wider workplace. The complexity and breadth of methodologies available to psychologists has grown beyond what can be reasonably taught at an undergraduate level. This MA is designed to help students to appreciate the breadth and scope of psychological research design and technique and to provide them with the knowledge and skill required to develop viable and robust research programmes in a variety of contexts.
The course will primarily target students who are preparing for further professional or postgraduate training although students with a substantive interest in methodology will also be sought. This course provides a solid foundation for students wishing to progress to a professional career in Psychology (including Clinical, Educational, Occupational, Forensic etc.).