Clearing 2021
MA Public Opinion and Political Behaviour
MSc Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology options

Year 1, Component 06

Option(s) from list
PS912-7-AU
Research Management
(15 CREDITS)

Knowing how to manage your research effectively will be invaluable when producing quality work throughout your course. This module will teach you how to critically review existing literature, communicate effectively to a scientific audience and take into account ethical issues. You’ll then have the opportunity to put this into practice, preparing your own presentations and research proposal

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.

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.

PS944-7-FY
Research Experience
(15 CREDITS)
PS947-7-SP
Advanced Statistics for Research
(15 CREDITS)

This module provides you with a detailed overview of the most common statistical tests used by postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers in psychology. The module will build upon the module 'Statistics I' and will provide opportunities to specialise in advanced concepts and statistical techniques, including mixed effects modeling (aka multilevel modeling), factor analysis, bootstrapping and Bayesian statistics.

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