Masters in Psychology

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.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Clinical Applications of Psychology Clinical Applications of Psychology
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 5,800 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,700 per year
  • 12 months

The Clinical Applications of Psychology MSc provides a thorough grounding in current psychological theory and research informing the understanding of mental health problems. You will also gain advanced knowledge of the principles and evidence base of effective treatment interventions aimed at reducing mental health problems and enhancing wellbeing.

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Psychology Psychology
  • Any time
    Not specified
  • 18 months

The Online M.S. in Psychology offered by Walden University helps you explore he social, cognitive, and cultural aspects of human behavior. Learn how to evaluate and design research methods that can be applied in a wide range of global settings such as education, healthcare, non-profit, organizations and more.

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Comparative Social Work (M. Soc. Sc.) Comparative Social Work (M. Soc. Sc.)
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • 24 months

Master's Degree Programme in Comparative Social Work (CSW) is a two-year programme developed within the frameworks of the Barents Cross Border University (BCBU). BCBU creates cross-border learning environments between universities in Northern Finland and North-West Russia. The programme is based on cross-border education where teaching is carried out in co-operation with all partner universities in the BCBU network in Finland (Rovaniemi, Oulu) and in Russia (Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Petrozavodsk).

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Mental Health Psychology (Online) Mental Health Psychology (Online)
  • 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. Benefit from the programme’s positive approach to mental wellbeing and increase your awareness of cultural factors affecting mental health. This masters builds on your previous experience, balances practical and research skills and brings you into contact with an international cohort of working professionals from different backgrounds. Graduate ready to progress to a doctoral degree and/ or to promote mental well being in professional roles in a wide range of sectors – such as health, education, and training – across the globe.

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Psychology Psychology
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA £ 5,665 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 14,950 per year
  • 12 months

Our MSc Psychology is an advanced fast-track conversion course that combines the award of a Masters with eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society.

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Intelligence Analysis Intelligence Analysis
  • Any time
  • National $ 7,125 per year
  • International $ 7,125 per year
  • Not specified

Intelligence analysis is fundamental to understanding the issues, problems and threats faced by the intelligence community. The intelligence discipline of analysis requires critical thinking.

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International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 6,015 per year
  • Non-EEA € 13,250 per year
  • 12 months

The introduction of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has resulted in significant changes in the area of Disability Law and Policy. The LLM in International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy addresses that and graduates from this programme will be the first to emerge skilled in this growing area of law and policy.

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Child Psychology Child Psychology
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 5,800 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,700 per year
  • 12 months

This course looks at applied research in child psychology. It focuses on the advanced study of psychological development with regard to children and the implications of psychological theory and research for policy and practice.

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Health Psychology (Online) Health Psychology (Online)
  • Feb 2016
  • May 2016
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 8,685 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 9,900 per year
  • 24 months

Our online MSc Health Psychology degree covers the theoretical and professional issues in health psychology and provides excellent preparation for many roles within the NHS, as well as for further health psychology stage two training programmes.

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Counselling (Post-Masters Certificate) Counselling (Post-Masters Certificate)
  • Sep 2015
  • National $ 1,425 per module
  • International $ 1,625 per module
  • 12 months

The courses in the Counselling Psychology specialization reflect the graduate course requirements for licensing with the College of Alberta Psychologists.

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Psychology (Psychology of Culture) Psychology (Psychology of Culture)
  • Any time
    Not specified
  • 18 months

The Online M.S. in Psychology offered by Walden University helps you explore he social, cognitive, and cultural aspects of human behavior. The Psychology of Culture specialization opens the door to a great diversity of thoughts, perceptions and behaviors that share insight into the impact of culture into the influence of culture on human psychology.

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Applied Dementia Studies Applied Dementia Studies
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 5,760 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 5,760 per year
  • Not specified

The Master's in Applied Dementia Studies is a unique course based on an eco-bio-psyco-social approach to dementia. Using a predominantly online approach to blended learning, students from all walks of life, professions and disciplines can engage in a stimulating, high quality programme which builds on theoretical underpinnings, policy and research evidence to how we can apply these ideas to enhancing the lives of people with dementia and those who care for them.

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