Self-funded MSc R- Using artificial intelligence to understand human memory

University of Bristol

Project overview:

Eyewitness memory, often deemed unreliable, is undergoing a transformation through recent scientific advancements. This project aims to leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to enhance our understanding of human memory and decision-making. Specifically, we will explore how these technologies can improve eyewitness evidence.

Candidate requirements:

We are seeking candidates who possess, or are on track to obtain, a minimum 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in psychology or a related field. Individuals with a background in psychology, proficiency in Python programming, and a keen interest in memory are encouraged to apply.

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MSc by Research 

MSc by Research (MSc R) is a 1-year research degree that provides an intensive lab-based training and a preparation for PhD study. You will carry out your studies as part of your research group – like a PhD student does. Towards the end of the year, you write up a thesis on your research and are examined on this. This degree suits students wanting to gain maximum research experience in preparation for PhD applications. 

We are keen to recruit a diverse range of students and to ensure our research is open to all. We particularly welcome applications from groups traditionally under-represented in life sciences research. Please check the University webpages for the current tuition fee information. Most MSc R projects also require a bench fee. This varies depending on the research and your project supervisor can tell you the bench fee for the project. 

How to apply 

Before applying, please read carefully the information on the prospectus Psychology Study at Bristol University of Bristol and make sure you have all the documents listed in the Entry Requirements – Admissions Statement and English Language Requirements.  

To apply, follow the link Start your application Study at Bristol University of Bristol and select the programme “Psychology (MSc by Research)”.

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