This programme is ideally suited to those who may wish to extend their research interests to doctoral level or who work in local and central government agencies around the world. It can be a stepping-stone for developing interest in professional practice following further related studies. The course has a step-off point at Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate. Students also benefit from the experience of our dedicated and enthusiastic staff.
Graduates of the programme will be equipped with professional and employable skills and attributes such as:
Criteria for admission to the MSc in Applied Psychology are based on previous qualifications such that candidates will normally possess a good honours degree (2:2 or better) in any discipline. Exceptionally, consideration will be given to those with commensurate professional qualifications, where there is evidence of ability to carry out research and other relevant academic assignments at postgraduate level.
This program is ideally suited for students who are already in the workforce and aiming to refine and diversify their skills within their current capacities. It also proposes to be a base for the pursuit of further studies.
The programme focuses on:
In this module, a range of topics are covered in the area pf special education needs. Applications to classroom management and evaluation of research in the area are also a big component of this module.
In this module theoretical and practical applications and practice of counseling are explored. The class has a practical component which allows students to experience mock sessions in class.
In this module, qualitative and quantitative methodologies are learned and applied. These techniques are critical to the successful completion of the dissertation component.
In this module, students are encouraged to pick an area of interest and work towards a dissertation where they apply research, evaluation, reflection and academic writing skills. They learn how to apply skills in data collection and analysis.
In this module, students are presented with a range of topic areas where research is evaluated and contextualized giving opportunities for discussions and reflections such as dyslexia or fear acquisition.
In this module, students are trained in a specific tool used in personality testing.
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You will attend laboratory sessions, lectures, seminars and workshops, where you will take part in class discussions, and work on research projects, group assignments and critical analyses. You will supplement all this with your own independent study and will submit a dissertation. There is a specific module on research methods, and the course also aims to improve your analytical, statistics and IT skills.
When not attending your teaching sessions mentioned above, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on projects, undertaking research, and preparing for assessments including presentations and coursework. Your independent learning is supported by the facilities available including the library, Study Rooms and online materials accessible via MyUniHub.
Your overall workload will include the activities listed above, and with each credit being completed equating to 10 hours of study time.
You will have access to academic support services that assist you in the following areas;
More information on how to access these services would be provided to you at your induction.
A major part of your assessment will be your 10,000 to 15,000-word dissertation, which will be accompanied by a 1,500-word research proposal and a 10-minute presentation, on which you will receive feedback from fellow students as well as your tutor. Other forms of assessment will include tests, projects, statistical assignments, essays, reports, logbooks and case study analyses. You will receive regular feedback on all your work, including your assessed coursework and your dissertation.
You will receive feedback on formative assessment and written summative assessments. Feedback is intended to help you learn and progress, and you are encouraged to review and discuss your feedback with your module or personal tutor.
We will aim to provide you with feedback within 15-21 working days of submission.
Details of progression and pass marks for assessment can be found in the university regulations.
You will be taught by an experienced teaching team who possess the expertise, knowledge and experience closely aligned to the content of the modules on offer. The team includes academics, professional practitioners, and technical staff.
Equipped with a hybrid skill set, you will be able to pursue several different career pathways in either your existing career line or any other area which requires an understanding of people’s behaviors. Our alumni are employed in a variety of fields ranging from researchers to working in government agencies. The range of professional skills that psychology graduates develop ensures that they are highly valued across the economy.
*** Please note that the MSc in Applied Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional but aims to provide an intellectual setting within which the successful student will gain knowledge and understanding of key areas of Applied Psychology (e.g. Education, Health, Neuropsychology, Counselling, Business and Psychotherapy). Students can also develop critical understanding of the various research techniques and statistical methods that may be viewed as appropriate to a postgraduate level training in psychology. The course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Commission and students can apply for individual accreditation through the British Psychological Society upon completion of the course.
Studying on the Applied Psychology programme has provided me with more insight on people, myself and life.