Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme 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; and 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.

Course Modules

You take 5 compulsory modules, 3 option modules and complete a supervised research dissertation. Compulsory modules: Advanced quantitative methods; contemporary psychological research; generic research skills; research design and critical analysis. Option modules (choose 1): Critical book review; Matlab programming for psychological science; qualitative methods.

Course Additional Entry

Undergraduate degree (2.1 honours or above) in psychology or a relevant discipline. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub'tests and at least 7.0 in writing.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £14,075  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £8,950  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,050  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MSc (Postgraduate) £4,975  Academic year. First year home fees