Data Science for Psychologists in Madrid

Ref: 10002705


Postgraduate students enrolled on MSc Health Psychology and MSc Psychological Well-being are eligible to apply for this opportunity. The module PSYC5605 (Research methods and data analysis for applied psychologists) is a compulsory module for the students enrolled on the above mentioned PG programmes.

The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 15 and the minimum the trip will go ahead with is 10. DMU staff will be accompanying the group. DMU students are only eligible to receive one academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) has been a leading research and teaching institution since its was established in 1968. The School of Psychology was recently ranked #1 in Spain and #123 globally by the 2018 QS World University Rankings.

DMU students will visit UAM’s campus facilities, with a special focus on the School of Psychology and related research institutes. During the two days devoted to academic activities (9-10 April 2019), DMU students will attend to talks delivered by pre- and post-doctoral researchers and academic staff.

The students will have an opportunity to learn about the diversity of research groups established at UAM’s School of Psychology and the different methodological approaches they take to data science. The students should be able to demonstrate an ability to develop critical thinking skills by embracing multiple perspectives, methods, and practices in psychological science. Moreover, the students will stay on campus to experience what student life is like at UAM, giving them the chance to engage with local students and form future professional global networks.

Moreover, students will be able to discuss with leading researchers and postgraduate students their approaches to data science and be aware of the different instrumentation and equipment being used to collect and analyze data. Special attention will be given to five prominent research labs: (1) Brain, Affect and Cognition Lab, (2) Institute for Knowledge Engineering–Psychometric models and applications, (3) Perception and Action Research Group, (4) Stress and Health Group, and (5) Affective Sciences Lab.

Cultural activities

On the evening of 10th April DMU students along with a group of UAM postgraduate students and academic staff will walk the streets of Madrid enjoying a Spanish tapas tour. The following day, students will get the chance to explore Madrid’s hidden architectural, gastronomic and cultural gems, with a guided tour by Trip Lead, Dr. Carlos Crivelli, a native from Madrid with a deep knowledge of Madrid’s history and cultural heritage. Students will get to explore the Literary district, Center district, the LGBT+ district, and the “Movida Madrileña” district. The cultural activities will be free of charge.

Travel and accommodation

  • Travel – Students are required to independently book their travel.
  • Accommodation – The faculty will book accommodation (university halls of residence) for this opportunity, and students will be expected to pay the full amount following confirmation of their place.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the Spanish immigration requirements.

EU nationals will not require a visa to travel to another EU country.

Non-EU nationals will require a visa to travel to Spain and are responsible for obtaining a Schengen visa. Further information related to obtaining a visa can be found here.

The #DMUglobal team can provide visa support letters as required, and proof of enrolment can be obtained from the Student Gateway. You must ensure that you apply for your Schengen visa as soon as you have been formally accepted to this opportunity by #DMUglobal. You are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Monday 8 April 2019
  • Return date: Friday 12 April 2019
  • Overall estimated cost of travel and accommodation: £300
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, food & drink, cultural activities, and visa (if applicable)
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £150
  • Deadline for application: CLOSED