Dulliau Ymchwil Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol (Seicoleg) (MSc)
Mae'r rhaglen hon yn cynnig hyfforddiant uwch mewn dulliau ymchwil ar draws holl ystod y gwyddorau cymdeithasol - mae’n cyd-fynd â gofynion grant ESRC ar gyfer cwrs PhD. Mae’n rhoi gwybodaeth drylwyr i fyfyrwyr o ddylunio ymchwil, casglu data, a’r prif ddulliau o ddadansoddi data meintiol a data ansoddol y gwyddorau cymdeithasol.
The MSc in Social Science Research Methods (Psychology) aims to provide advanced training in research methods across the social sciences and particularly Psychology.
You will be offered a thorough theoretical and practical knowledge of how to construct effective research studies, of the variety of data collection methods available to the social scientist and of the principal methods of analysing social scientific data. You will also be introduced to the political and ethical frameworks within which social science research is conducted, and to some of the ways in which the results of social science research are disseminated.
This is a one-year, full-time course, leading to the award of MSc. It draws on the internationally recognised research conducted in the School of Psychology.
The course pathways have Economic and Social Research Council recognition and they each provide the appropriate training basis for proceeding to a PhD. The course provides extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study, the application of social research expertise for occupational career development, and the pursuit of substantive areas of interest at Master’s level.
The philosophical foundations of research training that are reflected on this course are broad based in that you will be expected to not only acquire an understanding of the basic theoretical and methodological applications within your individual domain of research, but to attain a depth and breadth of knowledge that facilitates future publication and dissemination of your own research findings and an ability to interpret and critically evaluate research findings derived across disciplinary boundaries.
The formal research training programme in Psychology draws on the internationally recognised research conducted at Cardiff University.
We are one of the largest psychology departments in Britain, allowing us to offer well-resourced teaching and research opportunities in all areas of psychology, from neuroscience and brain imaging to environmental risk, social and developmental psychology, encompassing both basic science and applied aspects. Our teaching was judged to be 'Excellent' in the Teaching Quality Assessment.
We take pride that Cardiff educates UK and International students from all backgrounds. We offer a rounded academic student experience both socially and academically, with the opportunity to pursue a wide range of activities. The overarching objective of postgraduate research training employed within the School is to equip students with a level of competence, comprehension and understanding of the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of their research so as to allow them to compete as international calibre researchers in the future.
|Nifer Myfyrwyr newydd nesaf||Medi 2020|
|Ffyrdd eraill i astudio cwrs hwn|
Meini prawf derbyn
2:1 in any undergraduate degree or equivalent, related to Psychology or Social Sciences. Alternatively, you may be considered for admission if you are able to demonstrate that you have held, for a minimum period of two years, a position of responsibility relevant to the programme, or, in exceptional circumstances, be able to demonstrate equivalent skills that are sufficient to meet the demands of the programme.
Where English is not your first language, we require a minimum IELTS score of 6:5 overall,(to include 6.5 in writing and 5.5 in all other sub-scores) or an equivalent English qualification.
In addition to the standard application, you will be asked to produce an initial outline description of your intended research topic which will form the basis for assessing the application, together with the completed application form and references. The research proposal will also be the means by which you are paired with potential supervisors. It is strongly advised that you contact potential supervisors in advance.
Research proposal forms and further advice are available through the pathway convenor or the general SSRM office. Completed forms can be attached to an application or returned via email directly to the pathway convenor or SSRM office (see contact details).
Applications are considered on a rolling basis throughout the academic year but due to the popularity of the course, places fill up quickly. Prospective students are advised to submit their application in the spring.
The deadline for applications from international students for this course is 1st August.
The deadline for applications from home students for this course is 1st September.
Rhagor o wybodaeth am ofynion Iaith Saesneg.
Mae'n rhaid i ymgeiswyr sydd angen fisa Haen 4 i astudio yn y DU gyflwyno cymhwyster iaith Saesneg derbyniol er mwyn bodloni gofynion UKVI (Fisâu a Mewnfudo y DU).
You will undertake 6 20-credit modules. Five of the six modules are known as core modules, because they are designed to equip you with research skills and are followed by all students. The sixth module is specific to the particular pathway. For the psychology pathway this consists of research placements within the School of Psychology designed to provide more in-depth understanding of empirical research within the discipline of psychology.
In all modules you have the opportunity to engage with literature and research relevant to your Pathway (Psychology).
On successful completion of the taught component, you will prepare a dissertation (of a maximum 20,000 words) to be submitted by mid-September. The 60-credit dissertation component requires independent study. Dissertation topics are chosen by you in agreement with your supervisors.
Recent Psychology thesis titles on the course include:
- Child salience and values: studying the effects of child primes on pro-social values.
- The optimal dietary composition for weight loss amongst women with polycystic ovary syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
- Predictors of starting a family: A systematic review and narrative synthesis of longitudinal studies.
- Using a personalised IAT (Implicit Association Test) to detect sexual identity and attitudes towards one's sexual orientation.
- A victim of gender? An evolutionary exploration of homicide and the victim-offender relationship.
Mae'r modiwlau a ddangosir yn esiampl o'r cwricwlwm arferol. Byddant yn cael eu hadolygu cyn blwyddyn academaidd 2020/21. Bydd y modiwlau terfynol yn cael eu cyhoeddi erbyn mis Medi 2020.
|Teitl modiwl||Côd modiwl||Credydau|
|Developing Core Research Skills||BST703||20 credits|
|Foundations of Social Science Research||CPT898||20 credits|
|Research Skills in Practice||PST016||20 credits|
|Qualitative Research Methods||SIT700||20 credits|
|Quantitative Research Methods||SIT701||20 credits|
|Research Applications||SIT703||20 credits|
Sut y caf fy addysgu?
Your course is made up of scheduled learning activities (including lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical sessions) and guided independent study. You are expected to actively engage in all the educational activities on your programme of study, to prepare for and attend all scheduled teaching activities, and continue your development as an independent and self-directed learner.
For those continuing beyond the diploma to the MSc, the final part of the course comprises a dissertation (60 credits) for which students are allocated a tutor with whom they meet on a regular basis. A research design and methods module is a compulsory module which contributes to preparation for the dissertation. Dissertation topics are chosen by you in agreement with your supervisor.
Sut y caf fy nghefnogi?
All modules within the programme make use of our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Learning Central, on which you will find course materials, links to related materials and information on assessment. You will be allocated a personal tutor and a dissertation supervisor when undertaking your dissertation, who will schedule regular meetings to discuss progress, provide advice and guidance, and give feedback on drafts.
You will receive feedback throughout the year and for each module in a number of ways. Written feedback is provided on all submitted coursework and designed to help you improve the next piece of coursework, where applicable.
Sut y caf fy asesu?
All modules are assessed through the submission of coursework during the academic year. This takes the form of research reports, essays, portfolios or other activities covered in the modules.
The research dissertation is independently marked after submission.
Pa sgiliau y byddaf yn eu hymarfer a’u datblygu?
By fully engaging with this course, you should be able to:
- Critically evaluate existing knowledge, scholarship and research, and appreciate competing claims and theoretical perspectives.
- Apply your knowledge and skills and show originality in your thinking by tackling both familiar and unfamiliar problems.
- As appropriate, evaluate, synthesise and interpret data, and be able to collect, evaluate, synthesise and interpret data in the form of a project or dissertation.
- Demonstrate high-level academic and personal skills applicable to your own research or scholarship, such as writing, oral presentations, problem solving and group work, and the use and application of information technologies in, for example, literature searches, research methods, and data analysis and presentation.
The course aims to provide knowledge and expertise suitable for careers in research and development, business, market studies, public agencies at international, national and local levels, education, teaching and other public services work, and voluntary organisations.
Myfyrwyr y DU ac UE (2020/21)
Rhagor o wybodaeth am ffioedd dysgu a blaendaliadau, gan gynnwys ar gyfer myfyrwyr rhan-amser a pharhaus.
Bydd myfyrwyr yr UE sy'n dechrau yn 2019/20 yn talu'r un ffioedd dysgu â myfyrwyr y DU drwy gydol eu cyrsiau. Gallai ffioedd godi'n flynyddol yn unol â chwyddiant. Nid oes penderfyniadau wedi’u gwneud eto ynglŷn â ffioedd a benthyciadau i fyfyrwyr yr UE sy'n dechrau yn 2020/21. Caiff y rhain eu gwneud yn rhan o drafodaethau'r DU ynglŷn â’' haelodaeth o'r UE, a byddwn yn rhoi rhagor o fanylion i chi cyn gynted ag y bo modd.
Myfyrwyr tu allan i'r UE (2020/21)
Rhagor o wybodaeth am ffioedd dysgu a blaendaliadau, gan gynnwys ar gyfer myfyrwyr rhan-amser a pharhaus.
A fydd angen unrhyw gyfarpar penodol arnaf I astudio’r cwrs hwn?
No specific equipment required.