Psychological Research Methods (Psychology of Faces)

University of Stirling


Stirling Campus


The University of Stirling has a long history of expertise in the diverse aspects of face research. This course will help you increase your understanding of psychological research methods and allow you to focus the majority of your efforts in face research.

Our internationally renowned team of experts studies almost all aspects of face perception, including:
low-level visual processing; adaptation; gaze perception; social perception, such as mate preference and attractiveness; mechanisms of recognition; forensic aspects such as unfamiliar face matching and eye-witness recovery of memories for faces.

You’ll become part of this vibrant research community as you study the key research methods related to face research and will put your learning into practice during a month-long placement.

You can exit after stage 1 with PgCert Psychological Research Methods (Psychology of Faces).

You can exit after stage 2 with PgDip Psychological Research Methods (Psychology of Faces).

Entry Requirements

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.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months


Natural Sciences

SCQF Level