Liverpool Hopes MSc Psychology is designed as a conversion course and is accredited by the British Psychological Society. It offers graduates from other subjects the opportunity to start a new career in Psychology. In addition, the programme is available to Psychology graduates who completed a Psychology degree which did not have accreditation from the British Psychological Society.
On successful completion of the programme students will become eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). GBC is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. Eligibility to GBC is the prerequisite for entry onto postgraduate and professional training courses offered by the BPS.
The programme covers the key topics of Psychology such as Biological Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Personality and Individual Differences and underpins these topics with research carried out in the Department. It has a strongcomponent of Research Methods and Statistics which enables the successful candidates to design and conduct research not only in Psychology but also in other areas of social sciences.
The programme is taught at Liverpool Hopes Psychology Department. The Department is research active with increasing strength in CognitivePsychology. As a Masters student of Psychology you will be directly involved in ongoing research projects as part of your learning experience.
This MSc opens up a wide range of career opportunities in Psychology and beyond, as you will have a broad array of research skills which can be applied to virtually any organizational setting. As a graduate of the MSc Psychology you will get access to postgraduate professional training courses offered by the BPS. This includes careers in Clinical Psychology, Counselling, Educational Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Health Psychology, Occupational Psychology and Sport Psychology. You will also be well qualified to continue research towards PhD and pursue an academic career.
During your studies you will acquire a broad range of transferable skills such as communication skills, problem solving, numeracy and statistical skills, critical and creative thinking, decision making, organisational skills, teamworking, and IT skills. With these skills Psychology graduates are well placed for careers and further training in Health and Social Care, Marketing and PR, Management and Human Resources, Education and other fields in the Public Sector.
The programme consists of four taught modules and a dissertation (final research project). You will be assessed for each module. Assessment methods will vary and may include academic essays, reports, presentations, examinations, a research proposal and research dissertation.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
Normally an Honours degree (minimum 2.2) in any subject, plus minimum GCSE Maths grade C (or Equivalent).
The programme is taught in English. Students whose first language is not English are normally required to have an IELTS 6.5 (including reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL paper based 560, TOEFL ibt 83 or other equivalent recognised English language qualification.
No work experience is required.
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Liverpool Hope University is the only ecumenical university in Europe. It has two teaching campuses, the main campus, Hope Park, which is home to the University's Faculties of Sciences and Social Sciences, and Education; and the Creative Campus, which is home to Arts and Humanities. The university has a student population of approximately 7500 and attracts students from some 65 countries worldwide.
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