Clearing 2021
MA Public Opinion and Political Behaviour
MSc Research Methods in Psychology options

Year 1, Component 07

Option(s) from list
PS925-7-AU
Critical Literature Review
(15 CREDITS)

Examine at an advanced level, the in-depth understanding of theoretically influential papers within a chosen specialised area of psychology. You will develop a critical awareness of advanced theoretical ideas in relation to a background of empirical knowledge, as well as refining your written articulation and critiquing skills.

PS933-7-SP
Special Topics in Social Psychology
(15 CREDITS)

An advanced survey of major topics in contemporary experimental social psychology. Provide critical analysis of the relevant theory and research including: motivation, emotion, self and identity, intergroup bias, automaticity, existential psychology, social justice, evolutionary psychology and health.

PS935-7-SP
Neurocognition of Human Interaction
(15 CREDITS)

Gain an in-depth introduction to the major topics in neurocognition of language. By critically analysing a range of research and methodologies used to study brain processes, you will acquire an advanced understanding of the brain bases of language, and of the neurocognitive processes that underlie human communication.

PS938-7-AU
Special Topics in Individual Differences and Developmental Psychology
(15 CREDITS)

Be inspired by the current research of the academics in your department, and examine major contemporary topics in individual differences and developmental psychology. In doing so, you’ll gain an insight into the major unresolved questions and controversies in the field, as well as the opportunity to engage critically and scientifically with relevant theory and research, in preparation for the research project module.

PS948-7-SP
Numerical Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience
(15 CREDITS)

Research in cognitive neuroscience and cognitive neuropsychology employs a diverse range of analytical tools and procedures. This module provides specialist Masters students with the training necessary to critically evaluate the analyses presented in published research. Additionally, you will be trained to apply numerical techniques to neuropsychological and psychophysiological data and to interpret the output of popular analysis software.

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