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MSc in Psychology

MSc in Psychology

School of Science and Technology

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About The Programme

The MSc in Psychology provides you with the opportunity to build on your previous studies in Psychology, through an independent research project, focusing on a topic of your choice. The programme is specifically designed to enable you to develop your research skills and to undertake independent research while at the same time, broadening your knowledge and understanding in an area of psychology that excites you.

You will learn how to research the literature and to plan and manage a research project. The skills and attributes you gain in critical thinking, project management and report writing will help you to achieve your career potential.

The programme also provides an excellent springboard for students wishing to continue their studies through the PhD level, the highest level of qualification achievable.

 
 
Intakes:
March & August
Duration:
Full Time: 2 Years
Part Time: 3 Years
 
 

Career Prospects

A Master’s degree in Psychology is great fun and it is also great for your career. According to the Times Higher Education Supplement degree holders earn on average 50% more money than people who do not have a degree, and post-graduate degree holders earn another 50% more. This means that a post-graduate Psychology degree is a great investment and prepares you for a top-level career in any field you choose, including:

  • Researcher
  • Analyst
  • Lecturer/teaching fellow

 

 

Programme Structure

The programme consists of core modules followed by a master research thesis.

  • Advanced Research Methods 
  • Advanced Statistics 

Master’s thesis

  • Organisational contexts
  • Job Characteristics
  • Health psychology
  • Mental health
  • Perception and attention
  • Experimental psychology
  • Dynamic systems in psychology
  • Cultural cognition
  • Work-life balance
  • Teamwork
  • Social cognition
  • Emotional development
  • Personality
  • Psychometrics
  • Intelligence

Entry Requirement

A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minimum CGPA 3.00 or equivalent
Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-to-case basis

 

English Language Requirements:
  • IELTS 6.0;
  • TOEFL 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 80 (internet-based);
  • PTE Academic 50 overall (minimum 46 in each skill)
  • Cambridge English (First) 75+
  • Cambridge English (Advanced) Minimum 67

 

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