Masters in Psychology

Psychology is the science of mind and behaviour. The discipline examines the role of mental functions in individual and social behaviour, while also exploring the physiological and neurobiological processes that lead to certain 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. Bachelors in Psychology investigate such concepts as perception, cognition, attention, emotion, phenomenology, motivation, brain functioning, personality, behaviour 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 Master in Psychology, you can choose to be involved in some kind of therapeutic role, resulting in clinical, counseling, and school positions. Alternatively, you can do scientific research on a wide range of topics related to mental processes and social behaviour and/or teach in academic settings.

Psychology graduates can find work in industrial and organizational settings in relevant roles such as human resources, training and employee development, forensics, career counselling, psychotherapy, school or sports psychologist, and more.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

International Expert Programme in Investigative and Legal Psychology International Expert Programme in Investigative and Legal Psychology, Postgrad.Dip.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 7,500 per module
  • International € 7,500 per module
  • 11 months

The International Expert Programme in Investigative and Legal Psychology is a post graduate programme designed for young professionals and graduate students who seek to further their knowledge and develop cross-cutting proficiencies in various fields related to forensic psychology. The programme is offered at the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI).

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Market Research & Consumer Behavior Market Research & Consumer Behavior, Master
  • Oct 2017
  • EEA € 26,200 per year
  • International € 26,200 per year
  • 10 months

The Master in Market Research and Consumer Behavior prepares young professionals from diverse backgrounds for creative or analytical careers that involve understanding markets and consumers to help companies, non-profits and governments design and promote winning products and services.

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Global Mental Health Global Mental Health, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • International £ 26,100 per year
  • EEA £ 10,680 per year
  • 12 months

This is a joint programme provided by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. The Global Mental Health course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to initiate, develop and oversee mental health programmes in low-resource settings, and to conduct and critically evaluate research on global mental health.

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Clinical, Social and Cognitive Neuroscience Clinical, Social and Cognitive Neuroscience, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 9,500
  • International £ 16,000
  • 12 months

Through this Clinical, Social and Cognitive Neuroscience programme from City, University of London you will learn how different brain functions contribute to cognition, mediate social interaction, and determine mental health, well-being and psychiatric illness.

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Counseling Psychology Counseling Psychology, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • International € 20,234
  • 30 months

The Counseling Psychology programme from University of Nicosia aims to train students in a variety of theoretical viewpoints from different fields in psychology and teach them the skills to practice effectively with different populations.

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Social Psychology Social Psychology, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 1,984 per year
  • International € 13,400 per year
  • 24 months

The Social Psychology department of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers talented and motivated students a challenging and unique, two-year Research Master’s programme in Regulation of Social Behaviour (Research).

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Psychotherapy & Counselling Psychotherapy & Counselling, M.A.
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 6,900 per year
  • International £ 6,900 per year
  • Not specified

The MA Psychotherapy & Counselling provides an intermediate pre-professional training, and includes taught, clinical, experiential and self-directed components. Upon completion you will be able to go on to the final stage of training that leads to eligibility for UKCP membership as an integrative or existential psychotherapist. This programme is offered by Regent's University London.

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Psychology Psychology, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • 29 months

Psychology – the study of mind and behaviour – can enhance a wide range of careers, particularly in today’s complex, globalised environment. As individuals face increasing pressures, professionals with expertise in assisting and motivating people are in demand in businesses and organisations worldwide.

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Organisational and Business Psychology Organisational and Business Psychology, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • 30 months

Enhance your career prospects as an expert and strategist for organisational improvement – an area of growing demand internationally – or prepare yourself for doctoral degree success with this fully online masters in organisational and business psychology from a leading UK University, in the top 1% worldwide.

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Mental Health Psychology Mental Health Psychology, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • 30 months

Gain sought-after professional expertise in mental health and wellbeing, take a first step towards a career in counselling or build the research skills needed for a doctoral degree with this fully online masters from a University that’s in the top 1% worldwide.

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Behavioural Science Behavioural Science, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 2,006 per year
  • International € 9,432 per year
  • 24 months

In the Research Master’s programme in Behavioural Science you’ll learn how to make new discoveries that will contribute to a better understanding of human behaviour - normal and dysfunctional - and how to influence that behaviour. We bring statistics to life by showing the human component behind the numbers and we show you how to apply research methods to current issues in the field of human behaviour, such as the influence of social media, bullying, racial stereotyping, burn out, and interactive learning. Due to our interdisciplinary approach, we accept Bachelor’s students from a wide variety of related fields, like psychology, pedagogy, educational science, biology, artificial intelligence and communication science.

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Psychotherapy Science Psychotherapy Science, MRes
  • Any time
  • EEA € 6,830 per semester
  • International € 6,830 per semester
  • 24 months

There are two Masters programs offered by the international department: Master in Psychotherapy Science and Master in Research. Both of them continue the academic and practical development started in the Bachelor. The program is delivered by Sigmund Freud University.

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