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Psychology MA/PGDip/PGCert

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Psychology (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course is designed to offer advanced study in psychology with an emphasis on both research excellence and critical writing skills. Following two semesters of academic study, students write a stand-alone literature review in an area of psychology that particularly appeals to them. This may be an idea or theory that the graduate is already developing, or may be in an area that they become interested in during the course. An academic supervisor will help students to develop their ideas and hone their writing skills, providing support for the literature review. Students can choose to follow a general programme or specialise by choosing particular options in semesters one and two. Students wishing to can exit the programme after achieving either a PG Certificate or PG Diploma if they don’t wish to undertake the full MA.

Programme Aims: To provide post-graduate foundation in psychology and psychological research; To evaluative psychological research methodology, experimental design and analysis; To provide the conceptual tools necessary for insight into psychological processes and meanings within several key domains of psychology that the student selects; To enable students to develop a critical and evaluative understanding of different approaches to psychological study; To develop key skills in psychological research such as scientific writing, critical analysis of research and communicating research in psychology; To enable students to produce a substantial written dissertation demonstrating their ability to understand, evaluate and integrate psychological research into a coherent body.

The course is especially recommended to graduates who want to pursue a career in psychology-related humanities, the health-care professions and social-sciences such as scientific journalism, business management, occupational psychology, marketing and medical care. Whatever are the individual’s career aspirations, students receive training and practice during the course of their studies to increase their employment prospects. For example, students attend a mock, filmed interview in application for a PhD studentship, and their performance is reviewed and assessed and discussed with their tutor. Recent graduates have secured a variety of posts, including Programme Coordinator at a prestigious Medical College in USA, Commercial Management Graduate with Coca-Cola, and Marketing Coordinator at Brother Industries.

Modules

For the MA Psychology Thesis, students will compose a literature review and develop a proposition that they will advance as an argument. The goal of this module is to fully prepare the student for successful completion of the subsequent thesis.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,800

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have a single or joint honours degree in psychology, usually with a minimum degree class of 2.2 or equivalent. However, applicants with an appropriate alternative degree are also welcome

University information

Located in North Wales, between the mountains and the sea, Bangor University offers postgraduate degrees within three colleges: Arts, Humanities and Business Environmental Sciences and Engineering Human Sciences Known for its research work, Bangor is renowned in particular for its research into industries like accounting, electronic engineering, sports science and psychology. In fact, the last Research Excellence Framework (REF,...more