Masters Courses in Psychology
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Lancaster's MSc in Psychological Research Methods has a strong history as a successful and rewarding course that furthers your knowledge in Psychology. Among the course features are:
- It equips students with the research skills (e.g., statistics, conducting and presenting research studies, qualitative methods) needed for research and professional careers related to psychology.
- An established and extremely successful course with a very good track record of graduate progression to other courses / jobs.
- We would be pleased to hear from students who wish to take this MSc either as part of a 1+3 package or on a standalone basis prior to further research, vocational training (for example in clinical psychology) or career advancement.
Lancaster's MSc in Social Psychology covers:
- The presentation and evaluation of social psychological research.
- The principles of of research design and analysis.
- The application of social psychology to social problems (e.g. conflict between groups, decision-making in a legal context).
Lancaster's MSc in Developmental Psychology takes advantage of a particular strength of the department profile.
- The primary aim of this MSc is to provide students with an advanced knowledge of the methods, analytic techniques, theories, and major findings in a range of important sub-areas of developmental psychology.
- Offered since October 2002, building on the department's recent success in establishing the Centre for Research in Human Development.
- Teaching methods include: lectures, interactive discussion sessions, direct practical experience of modelling developmental phenomena, gathering, analysing and presenting developmental data.
Lancaster's MSc in Developmental Disorders offers a more focused analysis of an important area within developmental psychology.
- The course is designed for graduates who wish to progress to a PhD in clinical, educational, or experimental psychology.
- It is also suited to students who wish to boost their research skills en route to speech and language therapy, or clinical or educational psychology training.
- The course will be attractive to those have already qualified as behavioural therapists, care workers, clinical psychologists or educational psychologists, but wish to enhance their research skills before entering the job market.
- The course should be considered by any students who require additional knowledge about developmental disorders to apply to their work environment.
Lancaster's MSc in Language Speech and Hearing is:
- Ideally suited for students who wish to progress to a PhD in child language development, psycholinguistics or psychoacoustics.
- Provides opportunities to boost research skills en route to speech and language therapy, audiology, or clinical or educational psychology training.
- Suitable for students who have already qualified as speech and language therapists or audiologists, or clinical or educational psychologists, but wish to enhance their research skills before entering the job market.
- Valuable for students who require additional knowledge about language, speech or hearing to apply to their work environment.
Lancaster's MSc in Psychology of Advertising novel MSc is designed to link psychological research skills and knowledge of human behaviour with the application domain of advertising.
A major feature of the course is that students typically undertake their dissertation research via a placement with a commercial organisation that is involved in developing, using or distributing advertising media and that has advertising research requirements.
A really exciting, memorable and very useful experience!
Two Lancaster University Psychology graduates talk about their research experience during their Masters degrees, leading to their first publication in a top Developmental journal:
"We attended the MSc Developmental Psychology from October 2010 to September 2011 in Lancaster University. We found the course as a whole to be very rewarding; it provided us with a deep knowledge of the theories and recent findings in many areas of developmental psychology. But most of all, the research project for the dissertation, under supervision, involved us in a high level of research as it led us to the publication of our work in the journal, Developmental Psychobiology.
"For the conduct of the research for our thesis we had the chance to work in the Whewell building, which is part of the Centre for Research in Human Development and Learning, a centre with excellent equipment and research facilities. So this made it feasible to conduct a high-quality experiment and apply research design from theory to practice. Also, with our supervisor offering valuable advice and guidance we managed to carry out psychological research and apply the statistical methods using SPSS software that we have acquired through the compulsory modules of the MSc. Moreover, we had the chance to get in touch with parents, to observe toddlers in action and collaborate with staff specialized in developmental issues and fundamentals.
"It was a really exciting, memorable and very useful experience!"
Varvara Koukoumi and Frantzeska Fragkioudaki
Mon 29 April 2013