Online course details

UK/EU fee

£880 (2019/20)

International fee

£880 (2019/20)

Course level

Level 4

Course credits

20 credits

Start date

26 May 2020

Course length

10 weeks

Mode of study

Tutored online learning

Location

Online

Online course description

The purpose of this course is to provide you with an introduction to the key principles underlying research methods in psychology. You will be taught the need for systematic research methods and will explore the relationship between theory and data in both quantitative and qualitative research.

You will learn key principles in research design and will engage in and evaluate the practical aspects of generating quantitative and qualitative research data. You will also learn how to analyse quantitative and qualitative data and how to report the findings of simple psychological studies in a standardised format.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

Course content

This module will focus on a number of areas of research design and practice, these will include:

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Discovering Online Learning Webinar, April

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 14.30 - 15.30

During this hour long webinar, we'll take you through the basic principles of how online learning works and what you can expect as an online learner. The webinar includes a 20 minute presentation and an opportunity to take in a Q&A.

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Fees and funding

2019/20 Fees for new entrants

Starting between September 2019 and August 2020.

UK/EU fee: £880

International fee: £880

2020/21 Fees for new entrants

Starting between September 2020 and August 2021.

UK/EU fee: £905

International fee: £905

About your fees

Prices are correct for the year of entry shown. These are subject to annual increase in subsequent academic years.

Course requirements

You require:

We also accept Access qualifications (with a grade of 22 merits or a distinction).

English language qualifications

If English is not your first language you will need an English language qualification. For this course you will need at least one of the following:

* If you don't have GCSE Maths, you can study our Certificate of Credit in Introduction to Maths in Preparation for Higher Education, which is a 20-credit module designed to help you develop your mathematical skills in preparation for higher education. 

**If you have a minimum of IELTS level 4.5, you can study our Certificate of Credit in English for Academic Purposes, which we will accept as evidence that you are able to perform at a suitable level of IELTS 6.0. We will also accept the Certificate of Credit as evidence that you can perform at GCSE level.

Documents to support your application

When submitting your application, please ensure it is complete, with all the relevant documents requested in the application form. These are listed below:

*Documents not in English or Welsh must be accompanied by a certified translation by a professional translator/translation company. Each translation must contain:

A list of approved translators can be found on the UK Government website.

How to apply

Students should apply directly to the University.

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Who will teach you

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Dr Alice Doherty
Programme leader

Dr Alice Doherty, Academic lead for psychology, is a multidisciplinary teacher with varied teaching experience in a range of subjects including Psychology and English as a Foreign Language.

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