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.
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.
The DPsych programme aims to develop counselling psychologists who meet British Psychological Society (BPS) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) standards of competency.
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.
Prepare for a rewarding career in a variety of settings with Walden’s M.S. in Psychology General Psychology specialization. Explore the social, cognitive, and cultural aspects of human behavior; learn to evaluate and design research methods; and examine the field of psychology from a multicultural and/or global perspective.
The Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (ADIP) provides a focused psychotherapy training that challenges and contributes to a wide range of understandings of the therapeutic encounter.
The MSc Psychology is a new programme for graduates who wish to convert an existing degree into a recognised psychology qualification. The programme covers all of the key sub-disciplines of psychology, and provides extensive training in research skills.
The Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy (ADEP) provides specialist psychotherapy training emphasising the challenges, innovations and re-interpretations of the therapeutic encounter.
Accessing effective and inclusive education can be challenging for children and adults with special needs. This online Master of Arts in Inclusive Special Education equips learners with a thorough understanding of the barriers to learning that people with disabilities face, and explores strategies for overcoming these obstacles to learning.
The programme seeks to develop a critical understanding of concepts and principles of applied behaviour analysis. It provides you with a detailed knowledge of intellectual and developmental disabilities and experience of practice or conducting research in this field. The programme is for both recent graduates and experienced practitioners. Benefits include academic and professional support from some of the UK’s leading applied behaviour analysts and intellectual and developmental disability researchers.
Prepare to enter the fast-growing field of industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology as an I-O practitioner, consultant, corporate trainer, or human resources manager in Walden’s M.S. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program with a specialization in General Practice. Focusing on practical application in the workplace, you will explore topics such as group dynamics, leadership, performance management, and employee training as you gain the skills required to build more productive and effective organizations.
Advance your career as a strategist with the expertise to promote wellbeing and success in organisations across the globe. Study alongside your job while you interact with other professionals in a dynamic online environment. Move ahead on your career or doctoral goals with an MSc from the University of Liverpool, part of the prestigious Russell Group of research-led UK universities.
Build a broad foundation in the psychology profession with Walden’s M.S. in Psychology Applied Psychology specialization. Through curriculum that addresses both practice- and research-oriented aspects of the field, this program allows you to explore cutting-edge topics in psychology as well as theories, methods, and principles.