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The Manchester Metropolitan University

Psychology by Research

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Rank: 54 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: Main Site

Website: www.mmu.ac.uk

Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 15 months


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54

The Complete University Guide
57

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Description

Manchester Metropolitan University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

OverviewThis course is designed for students with a desire to understand the world around them, and who want to take their first steps towards a PhD and a career in research.You'll be supervised by a member of our research-focused team with expertise in qualitative and/or quantitative methods to complete a dissertation research project on a topic you care about.While your work will provide an important contribution to psychology, you'll also gain valuable experience of the research process, from gaining ethical approval and data collection through to project write-up.At Manchester Met, our research expertise includes forensic psychology, applied cognition and performance, health psychology, developmental psychology, parapsychology, social, critical and community psychology, and neuropsychobiology.Our students have completed dissertations, and in some cases published their work, in areas as diverse as the long-term consequences of child abuse to the neural basis of creativity.Work on your project will be contextualised by taught units designed to help you develop the hard and soft skills required for a successful career in research.Features and benefits

  • You'll have access to our specialist facilities for psychology research, which include electroencephalography, transcranial magnetic stimulation, immersive virtual reality suites, functional near infrared imaging, a wide range of standardised psychometric assessments and more.
  • The Department of Psychology is home to the Stress, Health and Performance Research Group, and our staff engage in a wide range of research areas, including health services, learning disability, and sport.
  • You can attend the activities of our research group, which includes regular research seminars, blogs and conferences.
  • You'll play an active role in the department, participating in research seminars and meetings, allowing you to immerse yourself in a bustling academic environment and fully prepare for your future.

Requirements

Entry requirements

You will normally have a minimum 2:2 UK Honours Degree, postgraduate diploma or degree-equivalent professional qualification. You will also hold a GCSE or equivalent in English language. Prior learning and experience may count for advanced standing. Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any category)


Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for The Manchester Metropolitan University.

About this university

International students

With such a large student body, there are plenty of different nationalities represented within the university’s classes. For international students there is help and advice that begins before they arrive I the UK and continues while they are there. This includes specific information by the country for applicants, assistance with immigration and visas paperwork and even help finding accommodation. There is also lots of general help to integrate with the new community and find those with similar interests and culture to themselves. Finally, there is help with English should this not be a first language for students. The Union MMU is at the heart of activities outside the classroom for the university’s students. It has a building on both the campuses and is available to offer advice and guidance for its members as well as organising the various sports and interest clubs and societies. There are student forums held five times a year for students to voice their opinions on matters that affect them and student groups that have their own representatives as well. Student run media include a radio station, website and print media. The union building in Manchester covers some four floors and includes a bar and nightclub, shops and banking facilities, a student activities centre and advice centre as well as space for those working to run the union.

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