Psychology MSc

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Psychology MSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Duration:

      1 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 6,890 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 13,300

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    The University of Worcester offers a very practically-oriented MSc program in Psychology. You’ll learn along with psychology graduate students on several related courses, and will benefit from the university’s celebrated innovative teaching methods – including a unique weekly seminar program.

    You’ll learn the latest concepts in the study of the human mind, as well as learning how to conduct research of our own. You’ll explore the way people learn and grow, and how their behaviour changes in groups. You’ll also become prepared to embark on a rewarding career or to pursue a research degree at the highest level.

    This program is fully accredited by the BPS – the British Psychological Society. Successfully completing it will typically qualify you for Graduate Basis for chartership in that organisation. This will put you within very close range of full Chartered Psychologist status, and the ability to open your own practice in a range of different psychological fields and disciplines.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over a single year at full time.

    Modules Include:

    • Advanced Research Methods

    This module will explain the needs of Master’s level research, including statistics and research design.

    • Social Psychology

    Social Psychology involves taking a multifactorial point of view towards relationships and social processes. This will include a practical assignment.

    • Developmental Psychology

    This module explores how human psychology changes over our lifetimes, from the social-cultural, constructivist and nature/nurture perspectives.

    • BioPsychology

    This module looks at how theories on evolution, perception, memory and neuropsychology shed light on the central focus of psychology in different ways.

    • Cognitive Psychology

    Here you’ll study human language, learning, perception, memory and thought in great depth. You’ll also learn to relate what you discover to Cognitive Neuropsychology and Artificial Intelligence.

    • Individual Differences

    Here you’ll study what makes individual people different on the psychological level. It will look at both normal and non-normal personality development.

    • Dissertation

    Learning & Teaching

    The University of Worcester relies on several different teaching methods to convey the Psychology MSc degree. These include independent reading and study of course, but will also include a mixture of large lectures, laboratory based practical sessions, group tutorials and discussions, formative assessment and video presentations. You’ll complete a dissertation as the capstone module. This will see you designing, conducting and reporting on a project which matches your interests.

    Career Possiblities

    The University of Worcester’s MSc degree in Psychology is geared towards the employment of its students, either in an academic or industrial capacity. Many will go on to a PhD program, either at Worcester or ay any other fine school. Others will pursue their full professional qualifications as Chartered Psychologists. Still others might take on careers as diverse as Art Therapy, Healthcare, Teaching, Human Resources or HR Management or General Management.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 1 year MSc degree.

    Applicants must typically have earned a 2:1 non-psychology undergraduate degree or the international equivalent. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. An IELTS score of 6.5 overall would qualify, for example.

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