16/02/2021

Categories: Psychology, Postgraduate

Alternative Psychology Career Paths: Research and Experimental Psychologists

Gaining a master’s in Psychology is a common route for many Undergraduate students looking to expand their knowledge and hone their skills for the workplace. While Postgraduate training is not a mandatory requirement for some related careers, it’s a required step for those looking to become chartered psychologists. Furthermore, a master’s degree is highly beneficial for anyone wishing to pursue alternative psychology career paths, such as advanced or experimental research.

The MSc Psychology programme at the University of Bolton in Greater Manchester is a fantastic stepping stone for research and experimental psychologists in the making. Here’s a look at the profession, its importance in the field, and the job prospects available.

The role of research and experimental psychologists

As an experimental psychologist, you will look at human behaviour, delving into the factors that influence what we do, and why we do things. You will devote your career to conducting, publishing and analysing research, which is why a master’s degree is essential for building these core skills.

Research topics in this line of work can range from substance abuse and addiction to family mental health, child development, and learning and memory. All of these are key areas of focus if we want to improve the lives of others, making this profession a positive factor on society.

Where can this specialism take you?

Research and experimental psychologists use scientific methods to collect data, leading and managing vital research projects. They can work in a variety of settings, including major universities, research centres, in government organisations or for private employers.

The exact research you will be performing will depend on your educational background, experience and personal interests. At the University of Bolton, we nurture your talents and passions, putting you, and your needs first. Our dedicated course tutors will support you as you embark on your own independent research, and all students will be invited to join our research seminar programme.

If you want to explore a range of psychology career paths, there’s nowhere better to begin your journey than the University of Bolton, a leading Manchester university. As well as having a friendly campus with a positive learning environment, we’ve been voted No.1 in the UK for Student Satisfaction in Psychology Courses* for the second year running!*

Enrol with us in 2021 to enjoy #UniAsItShouldBe. Head over to our MSc Psychology course page for details.

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