MSc Psychology by Research

MSc Psychology by Research

The MSc Psychology by Research allows you to conduct an independent psychological study in a vibrant research culture. The School of Psychology and Therapeutic Studies at the University of South Wales is home to internationally-recognised academics with diverse research interests. We offer a comprehensive range of equipment and laboratory space, and a supportive atmosphere in which to conduct your research.

What you will study

You can choose an area of psychology that interests you most and pursue a relevant research project in that area. Research topics include, but are not restricted to:

  • Parent-Child Relationships
  • Older Citizens and Community Participation
  • Online Romantic Relationships
  • Cyber Bullying
  • Sport Psychology
  • Psychology of Spelling
  • Psychology of Deception

You will also receive training in research methodology, covering both qualitative and quantitative approaches. A prior knowledge of statistics is preferable, although you will get formal training in statistics and relevant computer applications.

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Facilities

Facilities include observation and interview rooms equipped with a two-way mirror, CCTV and audio, which allows research and interview practice sessions to be conducted and recorded. We also have a custom-built air conditioned PC laboratory which provides access to specialist software for running psychology experiments and conducting careers guidance interviews.

The Cognitive Neuropsychology Suite houses specialist psychology equipment such as eye tracking equipment, EEG (electroencephalogram)...

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Location

This course is taught at: Treforest Campus, Pontypridd

Dates

  • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Part Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
      • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2018
        • Part Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2018