The Psychology MSc programme offers students who hold an internationally recognised undergraduate qualification, one not necessarily in Psychology, the opportunity to study a masters course.
This Masters programme offers modules designed to increase transferable skills into vocational areas (for example mental health provisions, health and research), as well as providing an academic pathway towards a vocationally based Doctorate or research based PhD.
Students will have the opportunity to enhance their studies through volunteer work with influential local service providers including the Police and Social Services as well as through the Psychology departments’ significant links to social enterprise through the university’s AshokaU status.
this programme is open to students who hold an internationally recognised undergraduate qualification not necessarily in psychology
a GCSE grade C in Maths is necessary or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification
candidates need a high level of competence in both spoken and written English (TOEFL/IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band)
Those interested in:
. pursuing an academic career in psychology – for example research, teaching
. pursuing a career in social care or social justice
. pursuing a practitioner career – for example Assistant Psychologist
. pursuing a career using statistics
. learning more about the theoretical concepts and applications of psychology to explain human behaviour
Full time students take six modules for each stage for three years. Some modules are mandatory whilst others are selected from a wide range of options. In stage one important core ideas, evidence and methods are introduced. This basic knowledge is built upon in stages two and three to foster a cutting-edge understanding of topics.
Students will need to undertake the five compulsory modules and one elective module during one year. A two year part time programme is also offered, whereby students will need to undertake three modules in year one and three modules in year two. The dissertation module will be taken at end of each programme.
4 compulsory modules
Advanced Developmental Psychology
Applied and Critical Social Psychology
Cognitive, Biological and Neuroscience
Quantitative and Qualitative
1 designated module from the following:
The Psychology of Mental Health*
The Psychology of Transpersonal Experience*
*Optional modules are available subject to a sufficient cohort size
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