MSc Applied Psychology
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    MSc Applied Psychology

    This programme aims to offer a postgraduate academic environment to enable students (Mauritian and international first-degree qualification holders) a) transition into applied psychology from psychology and non-psychology backgrounds and b) develop a fuller appreciation of substantive areas of applied psychology and improve practical and analytical skills.

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    • Overview - Why Sign Up?

      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:

      • Research methods (qualitative & quantitative);
      • Working in teams;
      • Deeper knowledge in several areas in psychology;
      • Career development reflections.
    • Course Highlights

      • Employability is high among our students due to the versatility of and range of areas where students can apply their knowledge.
      • Our facilities are up to date and modern to fit the demands of emerging new campuses.
      • Student have access to online learning materials similar to the ones in Hendon.
      • Our teaching staff have expertise in cognitive, forensic, health, clinical fields and are actively engaged in a range of research.

      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.

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    What will you study on the MSc Applied Psychology Programme?

    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:

    • Theoretical and practical issues in areas of Applied Psychology.
    • Models of behaviour, relevant to areas of Applied Psychology.
    • Cultural and organisational elements of work, health and safety at work, employee assistance and counselling and employee relations and motivation.
    • Counseling and Psychotherapy are introduced in relation to medical models of understanding health and illness.
    • Research issues focusing on both quantitative and qualitative methods.
    • Associated Modules

      • Applied Neuropsychology in Education (15 Credits) - Compulsory

        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.

      • Counseling and Psychotherapy in Applied Psychology (30 Credits) - Compulsory

        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.

      • Research Methods in Applied Psychology (30 Credits) - Compulsory

        In this module, qualitative and quantitative methodologies are learned and applied. These techniques are critical to the successful completion of the dissertation component.

      • Research: Practice and Reporting (60 Credits) - Compulsory

        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.

      • Research & Issues in Applied Psychology (30 Credits) - Compulsory

        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.

      • Applied Psychometrics (15 Credits) - Compulsory

        In this module, students are trained in a specific tool used in personality testing.

    What will you gain?

    • An understanding of the implications of working within the field of psychology and the specificities of different domains.
    • Exposure to a range of practical experiences in modules where this is applicable.
    • In-depth knowledge of the theoretical foundations and research in related areas.

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    About the MDX Mauritius Campus

    Our new campus demonstrates what can be achieved when all stakeholders share a clear vision. The concept was developed by a London architect, Graham Wilson, who also is credited for developing many of Middlesex buildings in Hendon.

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    Fees and Funding

    Course fees are subject to annual inflation. An international Admin Fee is also applicable for international students. For more details, see link to respective fees and payment plans below.

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    • Teaching and Learning

      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.

      Independent Learning

      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.

      Overall Workload

      Your overall workload will include the activities listed above, and with each credit being completed equating to 10 hours of study time.

      Academic Support

      You will have access to academic support services that assist you in the following areas;

      • Study Skills, including academic writing, reading and numeracy skills.
      • Employability, with workshops and tutorials on CV writing, interview and presentation skills.
      • Library Support, including sessions on finding, and choosing the right resources and software and tutorials on referencing and plagiarism.
      • Progression and Support Advisors to assist you if you experience difficulties with your studies.

      More information on how to access these services would be provided to you at your induction.

    • Assessment

      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.

      Teaching Staff

      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.

    How can the MSc Applied Psychology Programme support your career?

    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.

    Nabiilah Fakira, Alumnus, MSc Applied Psychology

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