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.
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.
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.
This postgraduate diploma course is designed for both those working with or for children and young people in a wide range of settings, and for those with a general interest in the study of childhood and youth. The postgraduate diploma requires you to study two compulsory 60-credit modules which cover the theoretical and practice aspects of integrated services for children and young people. While there is no work-based requirement, you will get the most out of the qualification if you have access to a child or youth setting.
This postgraduate certificate course is designed for graduates coming from a background in childhood and youth studies, sociology, health and social care, anthropology, psychology or education. It would suit both those who already work with children and young people and who wish to enhance their knowledge as well as those who wish to enter this field.
The programme provides a flexible route through our MSc modules in cognitive, developmental, social and community psychology to enable you to tailor your programme to you own interests. The programme will encourage critical thinking and an appreciation of the ‘real world’ applications of psychological theory and research.
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.