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 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 DPsych programme aims to develop counselling psychologists who meet British Psychological Society (BPS) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) standards of competency.
Master's Programme "Applied Social Psychology" aims at teaching the basic concepts and practical skills of socio-psychological theories and research methods in different social spheres (economics, cross-cultural relations, education, law, public health, etc.) and training the skills in evaluation of the effectiveness of social programs in these spheres. The programme lasts for two years and provides specialization in the areas of economic psychology and cross-cultural psychology.
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 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 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.
This MS Program focuses on contemporary research. Students attend lectures in English and practice in the leading laboratories of Moscow and our European partners. The program has strong links with research labs in Moscow's academic institutes. Leading scientists supervise students' practical training and the writing of a Master's thesis in the second year. The program is carried out in close cooperation with the École normale supérieure and Center for Functionally Integrative Neuroscience, Aarhus University.
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 Department of Psychology has an unparalleled reputation for excellence in graduate research and education. We offer graduate education, opportunities for research, and professional training leading to an MA degree .
Learn how people develop emotions, thoughts, and attitudes—and gain insight into how this process impacts both group and individual behavior—with Walden’s M.S. in Psychology Social Psychology specialization. This program can prepare you to pursue a rewarding career in academia, law, healthcare, media, and other dynamic fields.