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Gain expert training in advanced psychology research methods and carry out basic and applied research projects in a wide range of areas with this Master’s degree course.
You will learn to use a range of research tools, such as databases, statistical software, and computer programmes and develop extensive practical research skills to apply in any context where human behaviour is important.
You will develop a keen understanding of the nature and limitations of the scientific method and the main alternatives, alongside a knowledge of the historical, theoretical, and philosophical issues underlying psychological and behavioural science.
WHY RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY AT SWANSEA?
Our Psychology department has an outstanding reputation both in the UK and internationally. According to the Research Excellence Framework 2014, we are one of only four psychology departments in the UK to achieve a 100% 4* rating (maximum score possible) for the reach and significance of our work.
We are also ranked 5th in the UK for Graduate Prospects by The Times and Sunday Times University League Tables 2018.
Our state-of-the-art research facilities include a high density eletroencephalography (EEG) suite, a fully fitted sleep laboratory, a social observation suite, eye-tracking, psychophysiological, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), and conditioning labs, a lifespan lab and baby room, plus more than 20 all-purpose research rooms.
YOUR RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY EXPERIENCE
Our wide range of optional modules means that you can tailor your studies to your particular interests and goals for further study.
Based in our College of Human and Health Sciences, you will benefit from a diverse teaching and research environment, with many opportunities to make connections across disciplines.
Many of our academic staff are leaders in their specialist fields of research, including clinical and health psychology, brain injury, sleep, cognition, neuroscience and developmental psychology.
You will be joining a university that is ranked first in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (What Uni 2017).
RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY CAREERS
A Master’s degree in Research Methods in Psychology opens up career opportunities in in research in various fields not only in psychology but also in a range of social and health sciences. It also provides a solid academic foundation for further study and training in professional and applied areas of psychology.