MA Research Methods
The MA in Research Methods (Developmental Psychology) is a leading taught postgraduate programme in the Department of Psychology. It is Economic and Social Research Council recognised, allowing students to apply for 1+3 or +3 funding for Ph.D. activities, both at Durham or at other qualifying institutions.
The MA in Research Methods (Developmental Psychology) is aimed at students who are seeking to build a research related career in developmental psychology. It therefore focuses on building project management skills and knowledge of developmental psychology and psychopathology. In addition, the programme is aimed at those from closely related science backgrounds to build up a knowledge and practical experience of developmental psychology before embarking on a psychology related career. Students on this course typically go on to pursue careers in research, with the programme linked to the ESRC North East Doctoral Training Centre.
The programme is aimed at providing advanced research training for students interested in pursuing careers in the fields of research, specifically in child development and child health methodologies. The Department of Psychology at Durham University has particular strengths in these areas, with teaching reflecting the breadth of knowledge within the department (Research Groups). This MA provides students with detailed historical, philosophical, theoretical and practical knowledge of a broad range of developmental issues, topics and techniques. This wide-ranging knowledge will make students extremely strong candidates for future positions in PhD programmes, as well as providing information on clinically related areas of developmental psychology and psychopathology.
The course is available full-time, commencing at the beginning of October for the duration of one year. It is aimed at UK and international students who are seeking a career in research. The Course Director is Dr Vincent Reid.
Entrance Requirements for Taught Degrees
To be admitted to do a taught master's course you should have normally have received an appropriate upper second or first class undergraduate degree, or its equivalent for overseas candidates. If you are unsure whether your first degree is appropriate, please contact the degree director of the degree you are interested in. References will also play an important part in the admissions process.
The Postgraduate Team
Director of Postgraduate Research - Dr Nadja Reissland
Course Director (MSc Cognitive Neuroscience) - Dr Cristiana Cavina-Pratesi & Dr Susanne Weis
Course Director (MSc Developmental Psychopathology) - Dr David Williams
Course Director (MA Research Methods) - Dr David Williams
Course Director (MSc Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience) - Dr David Williams
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