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Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

2 years

Start date

APR

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This masters degree provides a valuable opportunity to gain an advanced understanding of a range of areas in psychology, including cognitive, social, forensic and counselling psychology. You'll develop critical appraisal skills in the evaluation of psychological research and practice. You will also gain an understanding of the reciprocal relationship psychological research has with medicine, public policy, public opinion and the media. Completing this rigorous masters degree will enable you to source, select and review psychological research independently, evaluate its relevance for complex real life issues, assess its validity, and clearly communicate your findings to a range of different audiences.

Key features of the course

  • Enhances your analytical and communication skills, as well as developing research literacy skills
  • Bespoke teaching materials and experienced tutors guide you through fascinating, cutting-edge topics and research
  • Relevant for existing professionals or those wishing to pursue a career in all areas of public policy, social justice, management, the health services and marketing.

Career relevance

By studying this psychology postgraduate programme you will develop advanced skills in assessing psychological claims and evidence in key specialisms in psychology. These skills are relevant to a broad range of careers related to public policy, social justice, management, advertising and marketing, as well as the third sector.

The skills developed will be recognised by employers in all fields who value people who can complete a complex psychological project independently; communicate clearly and effectively to diverse academic and non-academic audiences; analyse and evaluate complex information; and who are capable of independently seeking out and selecting good research evidence relevant to real-life issues.

Modules

This module enables you to critically evaluate the links between research and practice in four sub-fields ? cognitive, forensic, social and counselling psychology.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

6,630

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (overall cost)

10,225

Entry requirements

You must hold a UK honours degree (2:2 at least) or equivalent to be accepted for the MSc in Psychology. Your first degree need not be in forensic psychology or psychology, but you must have the skills expected of a social sciences graduate.