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Postgraduate Psychology 2023-2024

PS5015: INTRODUCTION TO POSTGRADUATE PROCESS & PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH SKILLS 1

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The initial lectures of this course provide introductory information that is essential for new postgraduate students. The subsequent lectures and assessments develop essential research skills and knowledge such as academic writing, ethics and grant writing.

PS5016: IT SKILLS FOR RESEARCHERS

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

In order to conduct research in Psychology, students will need to use specialized software and learn some basic programming. This course provides instructive lectures on how to use some of the more widely adopted and useful software suites and programming languages, accompanied by workshops in which students perform PC based exercises to practice their skills.

PS5017: RESEARCH PROJECT FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS IN PSYCHOLOGY

90 credits

Level 5

Full Year

A major component of the MRes is the Research Module. For this, students complete their own research project supervised by a member of staff who is an expert in the relevant field. They also attend departmental seminars and present their research at a postgraduate psychologia.

PS5027: CORE PRINCIPLES: INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, COGNITIVE AND BIOLOGICAL

45 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course aims to provide you with a thorough understanding of psychological research in three core areas of psychology, biological, individual differences, and cognitive. In addition, students will attend tutorials to support skill development and a weekly seminar course on contemporary psychological research.

PS5033: THE SOCIAL MIND

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The Social Mind details the psychological processes through people understand the self and others. Emphasis is placed a range of core topic in social cognition; including: stereotyping and prejudice, mind wandering, self-control, and mind perception.

PS5034: ADVANCED TOPICS IN LANGUAGE

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

By the end of the course, students will have a greater understanding of two broad area of psycholinguistic research: developmental disorders of reading and language, and current topics in bilingualism research

PS5038: ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE AND CONFLICT

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This in-person course covers two areas relevant to the performance and safety of organisations and their workers: culture and conflict.

Culture: ‘The way we do things around here’ – the rules and norms that govern employee behaviour. We will discuss organisational, national and professional culture, alongside multi-cultural teams.

Conflict: Differing experiences and backgrounds can produce disagreement, sometimes resulting in rudeness and bullying, adversely impacting worker performance and wellbeing. We will discuss conflict, the impact on staff, plus management strategies.

PS5055: ORGANISATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

At some point in our lives we will, hopefully, enter the world of work and be met with some of the challenges and issues which confront organisations globally such as managing organisational change, how to create a talent pipeline and how to create high performing teams. This online module provides an opportunity for students to understand the role of Occupational Psychology in dealing with these challenges and how psychological theory underpins practice in the workplace and across organisations. 

PS50SP: STUDY SKILLS FOR PSYCHOLOGY

0 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This brief course provides an introduction to the essential skills and information you will need to study psychology as a postgraduate student.

PS5302: BASIC RESEARCH METHODS FOR POSTGRADUATES

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

A thorough understanding of common statistical techniques and the ability to apply them is essential to conduct research in Psychology. This course provides lectures on the most important statistical techniques in Psychology accompanied by workshops in which students perform PC based data analysis exercises.

PS5520: PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH SKILLS

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course provides lectures on a range of more specific and/or advanced research skills than those provided in Term 1 such as Philosophy of Science and Career Development.

PS5527: CORE PRINCIPLES: SOCIAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course aims to provide you with a thorough understanding of psychological research in the core areas of social and developmental psychology. In addition, students will attend tutorials to support skill development.

PS5529: METHODS AND ANALYSIS IN PSYCHOLOGY

30 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the use of basic as well as more advanced descriptive and inferential statistics for data analysis in psychology.  Both quantitative and qualitative research methods will be covered and students will gain understanding of the key concepts and issues in psychological research and study design.

PS5539: A PSYCHOLOGY TOOLKIT FOR CONSULTING

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

Business consultants can offer much needed advice and expertise across diverse areas that require an in-depth understanding of the people working in these areas to do so. Psychology Toolkit for Consulting course offers students an introduction into the a range of tools used by psychologist when consulting across these varied industries. The course will be taught by a practicing consultant and experienced academic and will cover both theoretical as well as practical aspects of psychological tools used in consulting.

PS5547: FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course will canvass a range of theoretical and applied issues in forensic and criminal psychology.

PS5556: ORGANISATIONAL SAFETY AND RISK

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

Organisations operating in high-risk industries such as construction, forestry, offshore drilling and aviation must safeguard and maintain worker health and safety, alongside organisational safety performance and operational excellence.  This course will explore key facets of risk management and organisational safety from a psychological perspective, including the following key topics: organisational safety culture, systems approach to safety, attitudes towards risk, and risk normalisation.

PS5557: QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE METHODS AND RESEARCH DESIGN

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course provides an overview of a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods in psychology.

PS55SP: STUDY SKILLS FOR PSYCHOLOGY

0 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This brief course provides an introduction to the essential skills and information you will need to study psychology as a postgraduate student.

PS5801: ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS FOR POSTGRADUATES

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course covers statistical topics that go beyond the scope of what is normally taught at undergraduate level. The topics covered help researchers surpass the limitations of standard statistical approaches (e.g. NHST).

PS5903: RESEARCH PROJECT

60 credits

Level 5

Third Sub Session

Students will complete an empirical project, under the supervision of a member of staff, where the student collects and analyses data in answer to a specific research question.   The aim is to further develop the skills and knowledge necessary to carry out psychological research at a very high standard.

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