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Psychology pathway - MA course structure

The MA Social Science Research consists of a total of 180 credits. Students are required to undertake a number of core and optional modules provided by the DTP and the Psychology Department.

DTP core modules

Students are required to undertake all DTP core modules.

Module Code 

Module name 

Credits 

Term 

IM926

Research Design, Practice and Ethics 

20

Term 1

Monday, 13.00-15.00

IM924

Philosophy of Social Science Research 

20

Term 2

Tuesday, 10.00-12.00

IM925

Foundations in Qualitative Research  

20

Term 2

Wednesday, 9.00-12.00

Core optional modules

Students are required to undertake one quantitative module from the options below:

Module code

Module name

Credits

Term

PO91Q

Fundamentals in Quantitative Research Methods

 

20

Term 1

TBC

SO916

Quantitative Methods in Social Science ResearchLink opens in a new window

20

Term 2

Friday, 10.00–12.00 and 13.00–15.00

PS907

Advanced Qualitative and Quantitative AnalysisLink opens in a new window

15

Term 1

Thursday PM

Psychology pathway core modules

Students are required to undertake all Psychology core modules

Module code

Module name

Credits

Term

PS929

Dissertation

60

Term 3 (preparation sessions may take place in Terms 1 & 2)

PS906

Experimental Design and Data Collection

10

Term 1

PS903

Communication, Dissemination and Professional IssuesLink opens in a new window

10

Term 2

Psychology pathway optional modules

Students will be required to study 20 or 25 credits from the following optional modules:

Module code

Module name

Credits

PS904

Practical Research Skills for Psychology (ESRC DTP Version)

10, 15

PS907

Advanced Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis (ESRC DTP Version)

10, 15

PS918

Psychological Models of Choice (ERSC DTP version)

This module requires a background in R.

10, 15

PS919

Behavioural Science: Implications & Applications (ESRC DTP Version)

10, 15

Alternative module options

Students may be permitted to study up to 20 credits of any modules available across the University, subject to the limitations set in the University Regulations & Module and Credit Framework, OR up to 20 credits of Advanced Training modulesLink opens in a new window offered across the 6 institutions in the Midlands Graduate School subject to availability and the approval by the Course Director. Please contact the ESRCdtp@warwick.ac.ukLink opens in a new window in the first instance.

Module selection

  • Select the optional modules relevant to your training needs, in conjunction with your supervisor.
  • Timetabling informationLink opens in a new window
  • Ensure you have considered any module session clashes and the module weighting between Term 1 and Term 2. This includes considering the timing of assessments. Please note some modules have multiple assessments throughout the term.
  • Inform esrcdtp@warwick.ac.uk of your module selection by 29 September. The ESRC DTP will confirm with the pathway department and input your choices onto the module registration system.