This programme is aimed at top performing graduates in Psychology, or related disciplines, who are seeking to develop the specific skills in research methodology necessary to study Social Psychology. A key strength of the programme is the opportunity to experience modern psychological research methods at first hand, and to undertake bespoke placements to gain skills specific to your research aims.
This course delivers the ability to understand research into social behaviour, prepare research proposals and undertake original research, analysis and synthesis in one of current psychology's fast-moving and fundamental areas. The programme is comprised of both compulsory and optional modules in the subject area, combining research methods training with in depth study, building to a substantial piece of final research supervised by active researchers in the field.
The School of Psychology at UEA use a wide range of teaching methods and assessment, including lectures, seminars, workshops, research placements and hands-on use of state of the art research equipment. Modules are primarily assessed by coursework. Coursework includes a literature review, research proposals, and a research project.
Students acquire transferable skills in oral and written communication and learn how to manage the analysis of complex data sets. The programme is ideal for those preparing for a PhD in Social Psychology, and will benefit anyone planning a career with a significant research emphasis.