Psychology (MSc by Research)

2020-21

This course is eligible for Master's loan funding. Find out more.

Start date

21 September 2020

4 January 2021

26 April 2021

Duration

The maximum duration for a part-time MSc by Research is 2 years (24 months) with an optional submission pending (writing up period) of 4 months.

If studying on a part-time basis, you must establish close links with the University and spend normally not less than an average of 10 working days per year in the university, excluding participation in activities associated with enrolment, re-registration and progression monitoring. You are also expected to dedicate 17.5 hours per week to the research.

Sometimes it may be possible to mix periods of both full-time and part-time study.

Application deadlines

For PGR start date January 2021

20 November 2020

For PGR start date April 2021

26 February 2021

For PGR start date July 2021

11 June 2021

For PGR start date September 2021

02 July 2021

About the research degree

A Master's by Research (MSc) allows you to undertake a two year (part time) research degree. It contains little or no formal taught component. This type of study gives you the chance to explore a research topic over a shorter time than a more in-depth doctoral programme.

Research Master's students choose a specific project to work on and have a greater degree of independence in their work than is the case with a taught Master’s course.

You’ll be expected to work to an approved programme which you will develop in conjunction with your supervisor within the first few months of starting your studies. Whilst undertaking the research project you will also have the opportunity to develop your research skills by taking part in training courses and events.

At the end of the project you write up your findings in the form of a short thesis of around 25,000 words, which will then be examined.

On successful completion, you will be awarded your degree and if you have enjoyed this taste of research you may then decide to apply for the full research doctoral degree (PhD).

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirements for enrolment on a MSc by Research is an upper second honours degree (2.1) from a UK university or a qualification of an equivalent standard, in a discipline appropriate to that of the proposed programme to be followed.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages.

Why choose Huddersfield?


There are many reasons to choose the University of Huddersfield and here are just five of them:

  1. We were named University of the Year by Times Higher Education in 2013.
  2. Huddersfield is the only University where 100% of permanent teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Authority.
  3. Our courses have been accredited by 41 professional bodies.
  4. 94.6% of our postgraduate students go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating.
  5. We have world-leading applied research groups in Biomedical Sciences, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities.

What can I research?

There are several research topics available for this degree. See below examples of research areas including an outline of the topics, the supervisor, funding information and eligibility criteria:

Outline

To understand how people decide if others are lying or telling the truth. This project would approach the issue from a theoretical perspective, and may take (amongst other perspectives) a cognitive, decision-making, or developmental perspective.

Funding

Please see our scholarships page at https://www.hud.ac.uk/research/howtoapply/scholarships to find out about funding or studentship options available

Deadline

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Anxiety can be defined as an aversive motivational state that has a detrimental effect on task performance, particularly during demanding situations where the level of threat to the goals of the individual is high. As a consequence, anxiety has adverse effects on cognitive performance in situations which require processing information and which are attentionally demanding. The present project would explore the relationship between anxiety and cognitive performance and in particular working memory tasks such as verbal working memory and visual spatial working memory tasks.

Funding

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Arts and Health

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This project will seek to better understand the deficits underlying atypical behaviour (e.g. addiction, Autism, ADHD) using cognitive models.

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With an ageing population and increased prevalence of complex, chronic conditions, health systems are facing unprecedented challenges. Technological innovations – from “tele-consultations” and remote patient monitoring to so-called “ambient assisted living” – are seen by some as a way to maintain health services into the 21st Century. This project would use qualitative methods to examine the use of technology in health care settings, and to explore how technology is changing what it means to be a patient or a health professional.

Funding

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Deadline

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Examine variables underpinning cancer screening behaviour and barriers to attending cancer screening, with a particular focus on cervical screening, including HPV-related issues.

Funding

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Causes and consequences of individual differences in executive function and attention

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Cognitive and neural correlates of psychological disorders

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Cyberpsychology

Funding

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Decision making and substance abuse

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The current approach to designing out terrorist threat has very much focused upon using situational target hardening measures to block terrorist threat, be that bollards in front of major national infrastructure sites, or defensive architecture that reduces the aesthetic appeal of places and can enhance perceptions of threat. Working closely with Police Counter Terrorist Security Advisors (CTSAs), Urban Designers, Planners and Architects this PhD will explore the existing methods of designing cities to reduce terrorist threat, but will focus upon ways in which positive psychology (the work of Prof. Roach) can be used to design in the pro-social as opposed to simply designing out the ‘outsider’ threat.

Funding

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Developing Concepts of Gender

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Study of atypical and/or homicidal sexual preferences including erotophonophilia, autassassinophilia, anthropophagic homicide, and chronophilias. In particular, proposals involving examining female sexual predators, as a current emerging research topic, would be welcome.

Funding

Please see our scholarships page at https://www.hud.ac.uk/research/howtoapply/scholarships to find out about funding or studentship options available

Deadline

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Examining the ways that people reason about and make decisions with external representations of information such as graphs, visualisations, diagrams, maps etc. and using cognitive psychology to reduce error and design appropriate representations for particular purposes.

Funding

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Deadline

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Utilising EEG and cognitive models such as the ACT-R architecture to better understand the decisions we make.

Funding

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There is strong evidence that good work is good for health, yet this is not fully reflected in commissioning decisions and clinical practice. Opportunities to support individuals with long-term health conditions in their employment aspirations are often lost, and once out of work, their prospects are poor. Employment rates amongst those with long-term health conditions reveal one of the most significant inequalities in the UK today, and there is an urgent need to address maladaptive work-health beliefs, cultures and mind-sets within current healthcare practice.

Funding

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Research into existential therapy is relatively limited and issues such as the relationship between theory and practice and the effectiveness of the approach would benefit from further investigation. This project would focus on the above or related aspects of existential therapy.

Funding

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Exploration of the effectiveness of publicity appeals of missing children

Funding

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Aim: To explore various forms of juror and jury bias within criminal trial settings. Methods: Experimental, Cross-Sectional and Mixed methods research designs.

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Aim: To explore the presence and role of rape myth acceptance and rape supportive attitudes within victims, perpetrators and various criminal justice practitioners decision making. Methods: Experimental, Cross-Sectional and Mixed methods research designs.

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This project will allow prospective candidates to examine how estimator and system (namely, the interview process) variables can elicit false memory amongst eyewitnesses. Successful candidates will have a discussion with the supervisors to determine what factors will be investigated. However, there is a strong preference towards focusing on interrogative suggestibility and misinformation acceptance.

Funding

Please see our scholarships page at https://www.hud.ac.uk/research/howtoapply/ Scholarships to find out about funding or studentship options available

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Face recognition

Funding

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To examine the ways in which female aggression is viewed, dealt with and punished. In particular, the aim is to examine girls and women who commit violent and aggressive acts including assault, homicide and multiple/serial homicide. Proposals around this emerging field would be welcomed.

Funding

Please see our scholarships page at https://www.hud.ac.uk/research/howtoapply/scholarships to find out about funding or studentship options available

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To examine the ways in which female aggression and homicide is viewed, dealt with and punished. In particular, the aim is to examine girls and women who commit assault, homicide and multiple/serial homicide. Therefore, proposals examining female predators exhibiting, or female victims of predators exhibiting, homicidal sexual preferences including erotophonophilia, autassassinophilia, anthropophagic homicide, and chronophilias, as a current emerging research topic, would be welcome.

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To understand how individuals benefit from psychological therapy and how it enables them to continue to manage their mental health problems in the future. The research should help us understand what additional support would support self-management and prevent relapse after therapy.

Funding

Please see our scholarships page at https://www.hud.ac.uk/research/howtoapply/scholarships to find out about funding or studentship options available

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To understand how individuals benefit from psychological therapy and how it enables them to continue to manage their mental health problems in the future. The research should help us understand what additional support would support self-management and prevent relapse after therapy.

Funding

Please see our scholarships page at https://www.hud.ac.uk/research/howtoapply/scholarships to find out about funding or studentship options available

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Most current conceptualisation of victims of sexual violence portray them as vulnerable, damaged and as in need of psychological intervention. Additionally, most victims of sexual violence are unlikely to achieve a sense of justice through conventional means (ie seeing their offender convicted) and, indeed, some victims may not seek this type of justice. The combination of public conceptualisations of victims and their lack of recourse to justice are potentially problematic and may well have significant implications for the way in which victims survive their experience. Indeed, opportunities for achieving and demonstrating positive survivorship way be thwarted. What are the relationships between victims’ justice needs, experience of survivorship and their long-term psychological wellbeing, and how might each of these issues be better addressed?

Funding

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To explore the role of incoming identities in shaping participation in educational settings during a period of transition, using Communities of Practice theory

Funding

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There is limited research which explores how mental health service users make sense of their own difficulties, and how these understandings might facilitate or constrain recovery. Projects in this area would be likely to use qualitative methods and might include, but are not limited to, exploring how service users manage issues around stigma or how they experience and make use of professional explanations of their difficulties, eg developed through case formulation or medical consultation.

Funding

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Mathematical and computational modelling of cognition

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Provide a systematic understanding of the mechanisms of distraction in reducing pain perception, including the effect of individual difference variables such as pain catastrophising and motivation.

Funding

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We invite applicants to conduct critical and qualitative research which would focus on the study of political rhetoric, the mass media and contemporary culture.

Funding

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Mindwandering, cognitive control, secondary analysis of neuroimaging datasets

Funding

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The examination and differentiation of offending actions and styles and offender types for a variety of different crime types, including violent and sexual crime and terrorism.

Funding

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I am interested in supervising PGR projects that examine the relationship between engagement with nature and wellbeing (in the broadest sense), using experiential qualitative methods.

Funding

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I’m interested in qualitative or mixed methods studies in this area, in particular those using phenomenological or personal construct theory approaches. Projects may look at the views or perceptions of particular types of people (e.g. older people, people with mental or physical health problems) or be more general in scope.

Funding

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Nature, the outdoors and well-being

Funding

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There has been a great deal of research published that has suggested that playing video games has a negative effect on people’s lives. However, video games have now become a mainstream part of daily life, due to the advancement of technology, such as smart phones and consoles. The aim of the research is to investigate the effects that video games have on behaviour and physiology and they way that people think.

Funding

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Patient, carer and/or professional experiences of end-of-life care (inc bereavement care)

Funding

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Psychogeographical studies of both built and rural environments, including exploration of themes such as consumer spaces, surveillance, securitisation, gender, memories of place and heterotopic and utopian spaces.

Funding

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This will use the latest narrative tools developed with Professor David Canter to identify offenders’ underlying psychological narratives and show how these drive their offending styles and detailed crime scene action patterns.

Funding

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Psychological resilience in a post Covid environment: it’s measurement and development

Funding

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Modern story telling is cleansed of gore and horror that appear in the original tales of caution and hope; these deal with psychological and cultural issues such as xenophobia, closeness to death, and fear of violent crime. Proposals examining the ways in which folk tales are being expressed in the 21st century, and what psychological issues inherent in that, would be welcome.

Funding

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Modern storytelling is cleansed of the gore and horror that appear in the original tales of caution and hope. These deal with psychological and cultural issues that were important narratives distributing messages in a world before widespread literacy, and can be interpreted as dealing with such issues as xenophobia, closeness to death, and fear of violent crime. What purpose then, do modern retellings of these tales contain? Proposals examining the ways in which folk tales are being expressed in the 21st century, and what psychological issues are inherent in that, would be welcome.

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Reducing and/or predicting stigma against mental health difficulties

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When we decide if others are lying or telling the truth, we tend to judge others are telling the truth more often than not. How might we be able to reduce this bias in responding? ALIED Theory, Truth-Default Theory, and other lie detection theories make different claims about how the truth bias comes about. This in turn offers scope for exploring ways to reduce the truth bias. This project would take a theory-driven approach to seeking bias-reduction techniques.

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N/A or see school page on scholarships http://www.hud.ac.uk/research/howtoapply/scholarships/pg-fee-waivers/

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To examine the measurements used in geographic profiling studies. The variation between route distance and crow flight distance for criminal journeys.

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Projects in this area would involve examining how individuals' self-perceptions and self-esteem relate to their perceptions and behaviour within intimate relationships. Cross-sectional, experimental and longitudinal designs could all be employed to investigate this.

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Sexuality and Gender identity

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This project will consider the differing ways in which South Asian masculinities are performed, enacted and experienced in contemporary Britain. It will consider the ways in which religion, gender, ethnicity, culture and race interact in the construction of masculinities and masculine identities.

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Spatial Behaviour of Missing Persons

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Spatial cognition, diagrammatic reasoning and mental imagery

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  • Case studies in sport psychology (with elite and non-elite populations)
  • Creating and simulating pressure in training
  • The application of biofeedback in sport psychology: improving an athlete’s self-regulation of psycho-physiological responses (heart rate, galvanic skin response, respiration rate in passive and active settings)
  • The role of stress upon performance
  • Using your intuition prior to and during sports performance

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Applying the behaviour analytic concept of stimulus equivalence to the field of language development; an experimental exploration of the emergence of novel language under environmental control.

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Under what circumstances do lies successfully deceive the listener, and when do they fail? We know that people make for very good liars, and give away very little in their behaviour. But may there be circumstances in which a lie becomes transparent? This project will explore the boundaries of successful deception.

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My main research interests are socio-cognitive development and imagination, specifically imaginary companions (ICs). I am currently investigating whether children with Autism create these entities. I have looked at ICs in terms of culture (Egyptian and English), private speech production, theory of mind, and other various socio-cognitive skills. I am planning to further investigate children’s private speech production longitudinally. Other interests include the development of audio verbal hallucination, early development of language, and developmental correlates of breastfeeding in infancy.

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Non-pharmacological interventions are fast becoming an important feature of dementia care. However, limited knowledge is available of both the individual and the relative benefits of each intervention. The project would explore this gap in our current knowledge.

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Advances in neuroscience provide closer correlations between conscious experience and brain activity, but the problem of how the two are conceptually related remains. This project would take an aspect of consciousness and review the literature and/or design studies, in an attempt to shed light on this problem.

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Moving from one institution, be it school to school or school to university or from undergraduate to postgraduate study, engenders sociological and psychological discomfort which impacts on learning. Contemporary learning theory understands such transitions in terms of shifting identity which reflects patterns of participation. Research in this area involves exploring identity in context to understand learning.

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The transition to parenthood takes place within a complex matrix of social and cultural influences which inform ideas about parenthood and impact well-being. Projects in this area would be likely to use qualitative methods to consider how first-time and subsequent parents achieve a positive sense of self which incorporates a secure-enough maternal, paternal or parental identity. They may focus on particular groups of parents or might take a more specific focus e.g: infant feeding, subjective experience of parent-infant bonding, use of maternity support services, subjective experience of own or partners’ mental health difficulties, and the psychological impact of interventions during childbirth.

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Translating lie detection theory into practice

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Outline

Many people who are in paid work also care for an elderly relative. This project would examine the impact of care responsibilities on their working lives, especially their decision to reduce their hours or retire early. It would also examine any gender differences there may be in such decisions.

Funding

Please see our scholarships page at https://www.hud.ac.uk/research/howtoapply/scholarships to find out about funding or studentship options available

Deadline

Please see details via the following web page https://www.hud.ac.uk/research/howtoapply/

Supervisors

How to apply

Applications are welcome for a diverse range of specialist topics and areas of expertise. We would especially welcome applications for topics in which the proposed research is in line with the research priorities of the School of Human and Health Sciences.

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