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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Are you a psychology graduate who wants to develop your knowledge even further or is particularly interested in a career in psychology? The MSc Psychology will allow you to progress into more advanced study or to graduate level roles in professional areas of psychology requiring further study at doctoral level.

Course Details

The University of Bolton was one of the first to establish a degree course in the subject of psychology and the Department has a well-respected, vibrant learning and research culture. This course offers you the opportunity to build on the knowledge and understanding gained from your undergraduate studies, develop your intellectual and thinking skills to a very high standard and enhance your independent research abilities.

You’ll be guided and taught by highly skilled and experienced staff focused on maximising your potential. They will encourage you to develop an advanced critical appreciation of contemporary methods, theories and issues in psychology highlighting the links between your research and clinical practice. You’ll apply your research and analysis skills to a substantial piece of independent research, demonstrating your understanding of appropriate ethical issues in context.

The course is also designed to enhance your practice, providing you with employment and career progression opportunities for a diverse range of careers, including psychology and therapy, the helping or health professions, social work, education, private practice, human resources and retail management.

Career Opportunities

The MSc Psychology is for psychology graduates who wish to develop their knowledge to an advanced level or are particularly interested in enhancing their skill set in preparation for a career in psychology. By studying on this course you can develop an advanced critical appreciation of contemporary methods, theories and issues in psychology, and build upon and enhance the skills you acquired from your undergraduate studies.

We’ll support you as you further develop your skills in research and analysis and apply them to a substantial piece of independent research. On successful completion of the course you’ll have enhanced academic skills, the ability to develop arguments supported by relevant evidence, along with greater problem solving, interpersonal awareness, communication, team work, and IT and data handling skills.

What Can I Do With This Qualification?

A postgraduate qualification in psychology can enhance your skills for a diverse range of careers, including human resources, retail management, marketing and professions associated with medicine.

Careers directly related to psychology such as clinical psychology, educational psychology and occupational psychology, require postgraduate study on accredited higher degrees and professional doctorates.

Psychology graduates can also progress to graduate schemes which are long term employment contracts usually with a large corporate company offering advanced training packages.

Different course options

Full time | University of Bolton | 18 months | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

18 months

Start date

21-SEP-20

Modules

Quantitative Inquiry 2
Advanced Social and Cognitive Neuroscience
Social Neuroscience Techniques
Social Neuroscience Laboratory Practical
Foundations of Positive Psychology
Qualitative Inquiry
Critical Positive Psychology
Current Topics in Developmental Psychology
Psychology Dissertation
Psychological and Social Research: Review, Evaluation and Design
Quantitative Inquiry 1
Positive Psychology in Practice

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£5,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Tuition fee per year: £12,450 - £13,950 (estimated cost for International Students). Please contact the university for more accurate fees at the time of admission.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You should have an Upper Second Class (2.1) Honours degree (or higher) in Psychology, which is accredited by the British Psychology Society for Graduate Basis for Registration (GBR) of the British Psychological Society (BPS). If you have a Lower Second Class (2:2) Honours degree in Psychology, then you may be accepted on to the programme following a successful interview. We may also ask you to provide a portfolio of your work, as part of the application process.

University information

The University of Bolton dates back to 1825 and has a long and distinguished history of providing a quality education. Situated on a modern friendly campus near the centre of Bolton, the University is home to 11,000 students who have ranked the University as No.1 for student satisfaction in the North West, Complete University Guide 2020. Many of our Postgraduate courses are professionally accredited. Postgraduate study is challenging,...more