We are continually making decisions and performing actions that are driven by our sense organs. Our perception of the world is not just sensory information – it’s an interpretation based on what our brain expects, as well as what it’s being told by our sense organs. These perceptual processes interact in complex ways to support our behaviours and enable our actions.
This Masters introduces you to the main methods of measuring perception and encourages you to consider their strengths and weaknesses. You’ll receive broad training in psychological methods, as well as developing an understanding of perceptual experience and the basic framework for measuring perceptually guided actions in a bias-free way. You’ll also gain practical experience in measuring perception and action through a research project and the opportunity of a placement in a laboratory setting.
You can exit after stage 1 with PgCert Psychological Research Methods (Perception and Action).
You can exit after stage 2 with PgDip Psychological Research Methods (Perception and Action).
A minimum of a second 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.