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Psychological Research MethodsStirling Campus
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Location: Stirling Campus
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2020/09/01
Duration: 12 months
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The course provides broad training in the fundamentals of psychological science - the modern approach to studying mind and behaviour. Students will learn a combination of training in psychological theory with practical skills development and preparation for a future career in psychology. Individual modules provide a thorough introduction to quantitative and qualitative research, the analysis and interpretation of data, and a critical skeptical approach to psychological science.
A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component; IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17.
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for University of Stirling.
About this university
Around 20% of students come from outside the UK and there are some 100 nationalities represented. Therefore, the international department has a wealth of information to help students before they arrive at the university and once they are there. This includes matters such as visas and immigrating advice, help with English language skills and accommodation. There is country specific information available on the website. There are also various clubs and societies that may of interest to international students organised through the students union as well as help and guidance for integrating with their new community. The university also operates an INTO partnership that helps with preparation courses and English language programs to assist in acclimatising to their new home and getting the most from their studies. The Student Union at the university was named the best in Scotland and is based in the Robbins Centre on campus. It provides entertainment, welfare and information services as well as representing their interests. It is responsible for some 40 different clubs and societies as well as another 40 sports clubs. These include student run media including a newspaper, radio and television station. The university is noted for its sports facilities including its own 9 hole golf course and driving range. It is one of only 16 universities in the country to receive a 5-star rating for its sports facilities. The Gannochy National Tennis Centre is a nationally recognised centre of excellence while there is a 50-metre swimming pool, fitness centre, sports halls as well as squash and badminton courts. Falkirk FC have a football academy on campus while Stirling University Rugby Football Club are also based there.