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Psychological Studies MSc

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

19-SEP-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Psychological Studies MSc programme is designed to introduce graduates from other disciplines to the study of psychology, as a first step to pursuing a career in this area.

Psychologists study the full range of influences that affect behaviour, from the biological to the social. They also study how we perceive our environment; how we think, learn and remember; how we communicate and interact with others; how we differ from one another in personality and abilities; and how all these change and develop throughout our lifetimes.

The MSc Psychological Studies will introduce you to the study of psychology and provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue a career in psychology or in other areas where a scientific understanding of human behaviour is important.

Completion of this conversion programme could act as the first step to a professional career in psychology and will open up various options to you. Completion of a further 1 year masters programme in a specialist area such as health psychology or occupational psychology will enable you to pursue these specialist career paths. Alternatively, you may wish to use the conversion qualification as means to gain a BPS accredited qualification or as the basis for a career in the many areas where a knowledge of human behaviour is beneficial. You may be interested in pursuing a research career in psychology and may choose to go on to complete an MRes in Psychology as the first step to a PhD.

The MSc Psychological Sciences will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to apply scientific methodology to understanding human behaviour in all areas of life, including business, education, and health and social care. You will also gain important transferable skills, such as the ability to analyse data, think analytically, and communicate effectively, that are valued across the entire job market.

Modules

Introduction to Methods and Analysis In Psychology - Core
Core Psychological Studies 2: Social and Developmental - Core
Core Psychological Studies 1: Cognitive, Biological, and Individual Differences - Core
Advanced Methods and Analysis in Psychology - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

10,600

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

25,100

Entry requirements

Applicants must have at least a lower second class Honours degree (or equivalent) in any discipline. Some prior study of Psychology at University Undergraduate Level would be preferred, but is not essential.

University information

The University of Aberdeen was founded in 1495 and is the 5th oldest university in the UK and the 3rd oldest university in Scotland. Since its founding, the university has been ‘Open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others’ and it still holds this purpose. Students from all over the world study either on campus or online, and the university attracts the best international academics, researchers, and specialists in...more

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