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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Psychology Psychology
  • Any time
  • National $ 1,222 per module
  • International $ 1,222 per module
  • 29 months

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.

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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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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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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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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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Counselling Studies and Skills (Not a License to Practice) University Diploma Counselling Studies and Skills (Not a License to Practice) University Diploma
  • Feb 2016
  • May 2016
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 2,160 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 2,160 per year
  • 12 months

A one year introduction to counselling is an ideal starting point if you are interested in becoming a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist. It’s the first step towards becoming an accredited counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or just a perfect entry level course to help you understand more about this subject.

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Psychology Psychology
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 1,951 per year
  • Non-EEA € 13,300 per year
  • 12 months

Make the most of the best. Get all-round, in-depth training. Use problem-based learning to solve problems and get practical skills. Apply what you learn and go on to a successful career in psychology.

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Cross-Cultural Psychology Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 7,000 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 13,500 per year
  • Not specified

This course provides you with an understanding of how basic psychological processes may vary across cultures, and gives you the skills necessary to conduct your own research with different ethnic groups. The programme is specifically aimed at those who intend to pursue their psychological work in a number of different cultural settings, whether within Britain or overseas.

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Health Psychology Health Psychology
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 9,000 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 13,000 per year
  • 12 months

This course, established in 1995, was one of the first Masters in Health Psychology, and has been accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) since 1999. It includes an innovative portfolio of assessments - which have been consistently praised by external examiners - geared to developing your transferable skills, and relating directly to the world of work.

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