Psychology is an empirical science that aims to understand how and why humans and non-human animals act in the ways they do and to apply that knowledge in a wide variety of settings. The discipline is very wide-ranging spanning from the observations of basic neural mechanisms to analyses of complex human relationships. This breadth and natural applicability to many different aspects of society have made it the largest scientific discipline for study in Higher Education in the UK and the second largest discipline overall. The Masters in Psychology is an excellent avenue for those who did not do an undergraduate degree in psychology to study the subject and to then train to become a professional psychologist, or to become a researcher in the field or to simply use the knowledge and skills gained in another career.
The programme of studies is designed to develop students’ knowledge, understanding, research and practical skills in psychology. This is achieved through the following modules, each worth 30 credits:
• Research Methods
• Cognitive Psychology & Psychobiology
• Developmental Psychology & Personality/Individual Differences
• CHIPS & Social Psychology (Conceptual & Historical Issues in Psychology)
• Research Thesis (60 Level M credits)
The MSc in Psychology is an ideal platform for individuals wishing to become involved in psychology either professionally or academically and also for those who wish to seek progression in certain types of career.