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Department of Psychology | MA Research Methods (Developmental Psychology)

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12 monthsProgram duration

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Main Subject Area

PsychologyMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Psychology

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

MA Research Methods (Developmental Psychology) at Durham University

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Develop crucial research skills in the study of Human Development that will set you on the path to a future as a Research Psychologist or Developmental Psychologist.


The MA in Research Methods (Developmental Psychology) is an ESRC-accredited Faculty of Social Sciences & Health degree in which Departments from across the University work together to deliver a tailored study programme that explores Human Development through a research lens.


It is primarily designed for students who plan to continue their graduate studies at PhD level in the broad area of Developmental Psychology or work as a Research Psychologist. It is also relevant for students wishing to pursue careers in applied areas, such as Clinical or Educational Psychology.


Students intending to have a career as a Research Psychologist need to acquire a high level of research skills at postgraduate level. Research Methods Training, co-ordinated through the Durham Research Methods Centre, therefore forms a central part of the MA course, including both quantitative and qualitative research methods. One third of the course is also devoted to the dissertation which may be carried out in any area of Psychology related to Development. The taught course modules include both generic and subject level components, providing an introduction to broad issues and methodological approaches in Developmental Psychology and the Social Sciences.


Our Masters qualifications provide the essential skills and understanding to progress to research at a higher academic level or to launch a professional career.


Our students enter the workplace with knowledge relevant to careers in Psychology but also with the transferable skills in analysis and problem-solving that are valued by employers.


Such skills are highly sought after in a range of professions and our postgraduates have progressed to roles that include consultants, advisors, human resources professionals, talent managers, business analysts, market researchers, public relations professionals, marketeers, administrators, managers, civil servants, coaches, trainers and teachers.


In addition, the broad nature of the Department means that some of our postgraduates also qualify for careers in clinical and healthcare settings.


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We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

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Program overview

Main Subject

Psychology

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

MA Research Methods (Developmental Psychology) at Durham University

[email protected]


Develop crucial research skills in the study of Human Development that will set you on the path to a future as a Research Psychologist or Developmental Psychologist.


The MA in Research Methods (Developmental Psychology) is an ESRC-accredited Faculty of Social Sciences & Health degree in which Departments from across the University work together to deliver a tailored study programme that explores Human Development through a research lens.


It is primarily designed for students who plan to continue their graduate studies at PhD level in the broad area of Developmental Psychology or work as a Research Psychologist. It is also relevant for students wishing to pursue careers in applied areas, such as Clinical or Educational Psychology.


Students intending to have a career as a Research Psychologist need to acquire a high level of research skills at postgraduate level. Research Methods Training, co-ordinated through the Durham Research Methods Centre, therefore forms a central part of the MA course, including both quantitative and qualitative research methods. One third of the course is also devoted to the dissertation which may be carried out in any area of Psychology related to Development. The taught course modules include both generic and subject level components, providing an introduction to broad issues and methodological approaches in Developmental Psychology and the Social Sciences.


Our Masters qualifications provide the essential skills and understanding to progress to research at a higher academic level or to launch a professional career.


Our students enter the workplace with knowledge relevant to careers in Psychology but also with the transferable skills in analysis and problem-solving that are valued by employers.


Such skills are highly sought after in a range of professions and our postgraduates have progressed to roles that include consultants, advisors, human resources professionals, talent managers, business analysts, market researchers, public relations professionals, marketeers, administrators, managers, civil servants, coaches, trainers and teachers.


In addition, the broad nature of the Department means that some of our postgraduates also qualify for careers in clinical and healthcare settings.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Admission requirements

1 Year
Sep-2024

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Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Undergraduate courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Opportunities for multidisciplinary studies are also available through the Department of Natural Sciences, Department of Liberal Arts or the Department of Combined Honours in Social Sciences.

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Undergraduate programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Masters/Postgraduate Taught programmes.

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