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Psychology is the science of mind and behaviour. The discipline examines the role of mental functions in individual and social behavior, while also exploring the physiological and neurobiological processes that trigger certain functions and behaviours. The immediate goal in psychology is to understand humanity by both discovering general principles and exploring specific cases. Many practitioners of applied psychology believe that one of the objectives of the field is to benefit society. Psychologists investigate such concepts as perception, cognition, attention, emotion, phenomenology, motivation, brain functioning, personality, behavior and interpersonal relationships.

While psychological knowledge is typically applied to the assessment and treatment of mental health problems, it is also applied to understanding and solving problems in many different spheres of human activity. Following a degree in psychology, you can choose to be involved in some kind of therapeutic role (clinical, counseling, and school positions). Alternatively, you can do scientific research on a wide range of topics related to mental processes and social behavior (typically in university psychology departments) and/or teach such knowledge in academic settings. Also, working in industrial and organizational settings in relevant roles (e.g., human resources or training and employee development) is an option for those with a degree in the field.

Suggested Study Programmes

  • Master in Psychology

    Our online MSc in Psychology programme provides a rigorous and lively study of the science and practice of psychology. Focusing on psychology for the real world – through a unique learning journey that presents core theories in context (self, identity, culture, relationships, workplace) – this fully online programme connects you with experienced international faculty and fellow students. Your assignments will include scientific experiments and interactive activities ranging from simulations of NASA moon tasks to psychometric testing.

  • Master in Joint Study Programme with Double Diploma in Work and Organizational Psychology

    Students are awarded a double diploma, delivered by the Home and the Host Universities they study at over the master programme. Double degree // joint curriculum means curricula similarity and applied system of equivalences and validation between courses and training activities taught in every partner institution.

  • Master in Foundation Programme in Life Sciences

    The Master’s Foundation Programme is available as a one, two or three-term programme, with guaranteed progression to a wide range of Life Sciences Master’s degrees at the University of Sunderland. You will live and study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the University of Sunderland City campus.

  • Master in In Dementia

    The online Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia course is open to a wide range of professionals who have experience in delivering a dementia care approach within practice in the last two years. Interdisciplinary input to the design, development and delivery of this course stems from a variety of dementia experts.

  • Master in Psychology: Theory and Research

    The program of the Research master "Master of Psychology: Theory and Research" aims to guide students to become independent researchers in psychological science. Topics for master's theses and internships range from fundamental to very applied in nature, and allow the student to sculpt the programme according to his own personal research interests.

  • Master in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Career Counseling)

    Walden University’s M.S. in Mental Health Counseling prepares you for a career in counselling by studying patient assessment, legal and ethical issues and efficient intervention techniques. The Career Counseling specialization offers skills and knowledge that will help you assist clients who wish to overcome emotions related to starting a new career, as well as those who want to undergo significant personal and professional development.

  • Master in Clinical Applications of Psychology

    This programme is designed to provide knowledge and experience relevant to a career as a mental health practitioner, including a possible future application to train as a Chartered Health Psychologist, and to develop students’ knowledge and experience of the psychology of mental health. It does not confer any license to practice.

  • Master in Psychology

    This programme is designed for non-psychology graduates who wish to acquire a comprehensive knowledge of psychology, including social, developmental, cognitive and biological psychology, individual differences, and research methods and philosophies, along with an awareness of ethical issues. A focus on transferable skills appropriate to a career in psychology helps students prepare for the world of work and pursue lifelong learning.

  • Master in Occupational Therapy (pre-registration Mode) PgDip /MSc

    The occupational therapy programmes at London South Bank University (LSBU) aims to provide an education centred on the meaning and performance of occupations in life. According to the College of Occupational Therapists (2011); occupational therapists "work with people facing physical, mental and social disabilities to help them do the things they want to do".