More about Rebecca
“I wanted to study for a Masters in Psychological Research Methods as I felt that this would best prepare me to study at PhD level. I decide to undertake this at NTU because I really liked the course content and I had attended a postgraduate open day and met the course leaders. I loved the atmosphere of NTU and got on well with the tutors, which really made me want to study here.
“I knew I wanted to study Psychological Research Methods but what I particularly liked about the course at NTU is that it focused on both qualitative and quantitative methods (as some other courses I’d seen focused purely on quantitative methods) as well as the opportunity for me to do an extended piece of independent research. I was also attracted by the possibility of getting a scholarship to help pay my tuition fees, and also that NTU offers paid PhD studentships.
“The Psychological Research Methods course leader told me about the School of Social Sciences Masters Scholarship Scheme at the postgraduate open day I attended. As a disabled student, I am unable to work part-time alongside my studies, which has been difficult financially. Receiving a scholarship has helped tremendously as it has meant that I have been able to focus on my Masters without worrying about how I’m going to pay the mortgage! I have found the library easy to access and the staff very friendly and willing to help with any accessibility needs. I have used student support and have found my disability advisor to be fantastic in terms of helping to solve any problems that have arisen.
"I think my greatest achievement so far has been being awarded the Dean’s Masters Scholarship, as I was told that they are very competitive. I haven’t yet had much work assessed, but I achieved a Distinction for my first assessment, which I was really pleased with.
“I have particularly enjoyed the Psychometrics module on the course, and consequently have chosen to focus on scale development for my MRes research project. After completing my course I plan to apply to study for PhD in Psychology, after which I hope to work in academic research and perhaps lecturing.”