Facts about Psychology
|Duration||Full time: one year
Part time: two years
|Attendance||To be confirmed
|Assessment||Essays; in-class tests; presentations; unseen examinations; laboratory reports; dissertation.
Choose Kingston's Psychology MRes
The course is aimed at graduates with an honours degree in Psychology or a related discipline who wish to:
- extend their practical expertise and theoretical understanding of psychology;
- develop transferable research skills that will enhance their employability in a range of sectors;
- acquire advanced research experience that will serve to support applications for professional training (eg in clinical psychology); and/or
- pursue further research or a PhD in a related discipline.
It provides a balance of taught and research-based modules, allowing you to focus on the aspects of the subject that most interest you.
What will you study?
The course introduces you to key issues that are emerging in the different fields of psychology and currently generating extensive research activity. It promotes critical appraisal in relation to psychological models, theories and methodologies.
You will cover advanced methods of data analysis and how to apply them to real research questions. You will develop practical skills, such as questionnaire design, interviewing, psychometric testing, physiological measurement, computing and neuropsychological testing. You will also acquire training in the ethical and financial aspects of research, plus engage in supervised research activities.
You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language for free during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
- Applications of Psychological Research
- Psychology Dissertation
- Research Design and Analysis
- Research Skills in Psychology
- Cognitive Development
- Development in typical and atypical populations
- Psychopathology Across the Life Span
- Social Development in Childhood and Adolescence
- Advanced Issues in the Psychology of Thinking
- Drug Use and Abuse
- Issues and Controversies in Psychology and Mental Health
- Neuropsychology and Neuro-rehabilitation
- The Psychology of Health and Well-being
Many of our staff in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are research active. This ensures they are in touch with the latest thinking and bring best practice to your studies.
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