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MSc by Research in Psychology (2021 Entry)

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  • Course Code
  • P-C8P3
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Research
  • Qualification
  • MSc by Research
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years

The MSc by Research in Psychology uses a rigorous scientific approach to the human mind, brain and behaviour. Warwick's Department of Psychology is home to many internationally recognised researchers, to supervise you as you gain valuable transferable skills in data analysis and management.

We offer an MSc by Research in Psychology, which is awarded for a thesis reporting original research by a student under the supervision of their academic advisor. Our Psychology MSc degree enables postgraduate training for a career as an academic researcher, but also serves as excellent preparation for a career either as a professional psychologist (e.g., clinical, organisational, or school psychologist) or outside of psychology. In addition to subject-related knowledge, a Psychology research degree provides valuable transferable skills in data analysis and management, written and oral communication, teamwork and time management.

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Behavioural Science

Economic and consumer psychology; judgement, risk and decision-making; psychology and the law; computational modelling of human behaviour; attention, visual processing and emotional processing.

Language and Learning

Reading; word recognition; computational approaches to language processing; historical language change; structure of the lexicon across life-span; Big Data research on language; language and gesture development in infants and children; second language learning; language learning and change; gesture and non-verbal communication in adults and children; development of social cognition; animal (e.g., orangutangs, chimpanzees, birds) communication and cognition; language evolution; sleep and language learning; socio-economic status and child language development.

Lifespan Health and Wellbeing

Longitudinal epidemiology, experimental psychology and clinical studies, with common interests in the factors that determine and/or the mechanisms that underlie healthy living, child and adolescent development and ageing; mental health, sleep and pain; disaster recovery; culture, relationships, beliefs, personality, and well-being

All our postgraduate research students are strongly encouraged to engage with the Departmental and University-wide advanced training offered.

Entry requirements 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Psychology or a related subject

English language requirements Band B
IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.

For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home, EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.