This masters degree provides a valuable opportunity to gain an advanced understanding of a range of areas in psychology, including cognitive, social, forensic and counselling psychology. You'll develop critical appraisal skills in the evaluation of psychological research and practice. You will also gain an understanding of the reciprocal relationship psychological research has with medicine, public policy, public opinion and the media. Completing this rigorous masters degree will enable you to source, select and review psychological research independently, evaluate its relevance for complex real life issues, assess its validity, and clearly communicate your findings to a range of different audiences.
Key features of the course
•Enhances your analytical and communication skills, as well as developing research literacy skills
•Bespoke teaching materials and experienced tutors guide you through fascinating, cutting-edge topics and research
•Relevant for existing professionals or those wishing to pursue a career in all areas of public policy, social justice, management, the health services and marketing.
Please note that this masters degree is not accredited by The British Psychological Society.
Learning outcomes, teaching and assessment
The learning outcomes of this qualification are described in four areas:
•Knowledge and understanding
•Practical and professional skills
For this qualification, we do not allow you to count credit for study you have already done elsewhere.
On successful completion of the required modules for the qualification you can be awarded an MSc in Psychology. You will be entitled to use the letters MSc Psych (Open) after your name. You will have the opportunity to attend a degree ceremony.