Students must attend 3 hours per week of compulsory taught sessions. Each week students will attend:

  • 2x 1hour lecture
  • 1x 1hour lab (students will register for one of four possible slots)

In addition students will have a weekly homework quiz, a guided lab SWIRL, a problem set and assigned reading. In total, it is anticipated that students spend approximately 7.5 hours a week on RMS work (inclusive of 3 compulsory hours). More information about how to structure your time can be found in the course Study Guide on LEARN.



The overarching ethic of this course is that methodological training is best provided in regular short sessions, with core skills assessed on regular basis. The course focuses on research methods as a tool to answering research questions of interest. Unlike RMS and RMS2, RMS3 is a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods. In the first 5 weeks we will cover qualitative topics concerning data reduction and scale development. In the second 5 weeks we will cover a variety of quantitative methodologies.