Postgraduate ( full-time, part-time)
September 2021, January 2022
Full-time: September start 12 months; January start 15 months.
Part-time: September start 2 years; January start 2.5 years.
All teaching is on a Friday. One optional module in Trimester 2 is available on a Monday.
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Develop the advanced technical expertise you need for a successful career in a range of professions. You’ll explore the many branches of psychological research, from neuroscience to consumer behaviour.
Develop the advanced technical expertise you need for a successful career in a range of professions. You’ll be able to explore the many branches of psychological research, from neuroscience to consumer behavior.
A key strength of this course is the combination of advanced modules dedicated specifically to qualitative and to quantitative research. In these you will develop key skills that will allow you to flexibly combine and use both approaches effectively. These modules are based on the guidelines published by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC).
By the time you graduate you’ll have a deep understanding of psychology research, its methods, technologies and current knowledge. As well as being perfect for you if you’re aiming for a career in research, our course is ideal for careers in clinical, forensic, health, sport and occupational psychology, as well as government, business and marketing.
You’ll attend many practical workshops and enjoy full access to our extensive research facilities and equipment, as well as the guidance of world-renowned experts during your dissertation project.
The course is run smoothly, is perfectly organised and best of all, it's flexible and tailored to our needs
Whatever your plans you’ll emerge from this course with highly transferrable lifelong skills.
75% of our Graduates are taking PhDs or DClins or are working as research assistants. Others are working in fields such as market or audience research, clinical psychology and government. You’re also in the perfect position to continue your academic career and move up to our Psychology PhD.
You’ll be assessed in a variety of ways including essays, portfolios, presentations, debates, data analysis tasks and your dissertation.
The Faculty of Science & Engineering is one of the largest of the four faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full-time or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science, technology and engineering fields. This is key to all of our futures.
The part-time course fee assumes that you're studying at half the rate of a full-time student (50% intensity). Course fees will be different if you study over a longer period. All fees are for guidance purposes only.
If you're a UK or EU student, you won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to study with us – though you must pay your fees upfront, in full or in instalments.How to pay your fees directly
You can pay your fees upfront, in full or in two instalments. We will also ask you for a deposit of £4,000 or a sponsorship letter. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our finance guide for postgraduate students to learn more about postgraduate loans and other funding options.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you're at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.
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