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Study mode

Online

Duration

2 years

Start date

26-OCT-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course Summary

Overview

This 100% online and part-time Masters is designed for individuals without a psychology background. Whether you have a personal or professional interest in psychology, this course will enable you to explore this fascinating subject and pursue careers related to the field.

Through this online MSc Psychology, you will delve into a range of theoretical ideas and practical applications across the field of psychology, and you will gain a solid grounding in a range of psychological topics. In addition, you will be introduced to psychological research methodologies that are beneficial to many related careers.

Teaching methods

We’re a 100% online education provider, so we use a state-of-the-art virtual learning environment (VLE) to deliver our teaching, resources and assessments. Our system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials. The VLE is accessible 24/7 and allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and live workshops.

We believe you get the most out of your time spent studying when you are kept informed of your performance, and we achieve this by:

assessing you throughout modules rather than waiting for end of year assessments
showing your marks in your grade book which can be viewed whenever you log onto the virtual learning environment (VLE)
rapid turnaround on work assessed to ensure your grade book is always up to date
ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Support team

Assessment methods

All assessments are delivered through our virtual learning environment (VLE). There is no requirement to travel to external test centres or to sit exams! Instead, you will submit assignments through the VLE, such as written reports, discussion forum participation or reflective journal entries.

We also have a policy of ensuring that the work submitted by students is authentic – we use a well-established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.

Career prospects

A background in psychology is useful for a wide range of careers, including counselling, marketing, the civil service, healthcare and the legal system.

You could also pursue further education in psychology to enter one of the many specialist career paths within the field, such as investigative and forensic psychology, neuroscience, healthcare, clinical roles, child development and education, sports, exercise and occupational psychology.

Modules

Psychobiology and Neuroscience - Core
Advanced Research Methods - Core
Critical Social Psychology - Core
Human Development over the Lifespan - Core
MSc Psychology Dissertation - Core
Psychological Research Methods
Fundamentals of Psychological Enquiry
Psychology Skills and Employability

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

£11,570

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (overall cost)

£11,570

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

At University of Essex Online, we believe that everyone should be able to access education. That is why we offer two different entry routes onto our MSc Psychology, which considers academic or work-based experience. Academic entry route - You must have the following qualifications as a minimum: an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification. Work experience entry route - You must meet the following criteria: at least 3 years’ experience (voluntary or paid) within a relevant field, supported by 2 appropriate references.

Department profile

University of Essex Online provides 100% online part-time Masters degrees and short courses in business, computing, education, health, law, criminology and psychology. You can study with us from anywhere with an internet connection and at a time that suits your schedule best. Your course will be delivered through a state-of-the-art virtual learning environment (VLE), which provides you with 24/7 access to high-quality resources, including...more

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