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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Department of Counseling Psychology accepts applications for Fall enrollment between early September and January 15 for the M.S. program in Counseling Psychology.
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.
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.
All of our taught Master’s (MSc) programmes have been recognised by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as meeting the nationally recognised criteria for preparation training for PhD research.
Occupational Therapy is an exciting and rewarding field working with children and adults who have physical, cognitive, or emotional disabilities that interfere with their ability to engage in life's tasks. There are a variety of career options and the job outlook for OT’s is outstanding because of the shortage of practitioners. The Program in Occupational Therapy prepares students to work with children and adults who have physical, cognitive, or emotional disabilities that interfere with their ability to engage in life's tasks. Occupational therapists serve as vital members of a treatment team, consulting with physicians, physical and speech therapists, nurses, social workers, psychologists, vocational counselors, teachers, other specialists, and family members. They blend a scientific knowledge of the human body and mind with an understanding of the challenges of disability, environment, and culture.
This program provides all of the academic coursework required to qualify for the Board Certificed Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam. The curriculum includes 5 courses that have been approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. The curriculum can be completed in 3 semesters.
The Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) offers an innovative and stimulating program of coursework, practical placements and research in human development and learning. It prepares students to work as educational or developmental psychologists in a range of settings including, but not limited to, schools, disability services, hospitals, employment agencies and private practice.