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 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 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.
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 Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy (ADEP) provides specialist psychotherapy training emphasising the challenges, innovations and re-interpretations of the therapeutic encounter.
The DPsych programme aims to develop counselling psychologists who meet British Psychological Society (BPS) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) standards of competency.
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.
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.
This Masters in Psychological Studies is designed to provide you with a broad and critical awareness of psychological theory and practice, together with opportunities to focus on aspects of psychology with particular relevance to your own experience and interests.
The course is based on a structured study of the fundamental texts of Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis. It provides the perfect foundation for doctoral research in clinical psychoanalysis or psychoanalysis applied to other fields such as literature and philosophy, film and media. The Psychoanalysis MA is the only MA in the UK taught with the support of psychoanalysts in connection with the Department of Psychoanalysis at Paris-8 University. This Department was founded by Jacques Lacan himself.
This course explores recent developments in theories of behavioural decision-making science. It critically examines theories of judgement and decision-making, motivated by research in memory, perception, categorisation, reasoning, social psychology, economics, political and management sciences. This course provides career-focused modules designed to build on your workplace skills and develop a new set of skills.
The Master of Traumatology is an AQF level 9 Masters coursework program. It is an 80 unit coursework postgraduate program comprising eight 10-unit courses completed full-time over one year or part-time over two years. It is offered by distance learning online with compulsory attendance at a three-day residential workshop offered or via videolink.