You may, however, simply want to study this course because you are interested in the subject, in which case you will return to your career enriched with knowledge of human behaviour.
A concentrated lecture schedule – Wednesday afternoon and evening for those studying full-time, Wednesday evenings for those doing the course part-time – means you can combine the study with your current commitments.
Some of University of East London's students have obtained a psychology degree overseas but have now moved to the UK and need to add the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) qualification to further their careers. This course ticks that box.
You will benefit from excellent and highly experienced teaching in an internationally recognised school close to the London 2012 Olympic Park in Stratford, in a vibrant area with shopping centres and transport hubs.
The MSc in Psychology can be used in a variety of ways. For some careers (clinical psychology, educational psychology or counselling psychology for example), a BPS-accredited qualification in Psychology is a prerequisite for entry onto professional training courses.
For others, such as occupational psychology, the qualification can be used towards eventual Chartership in the field. In this case please check the relevant entry criteria for these careers (e.g. by visiting the British Psychology Society webpages).
If you find the academic side of psychology more appealing, you will be ideally placed to apply for research positions, having completed your own research project on this course. This can be used as a stepping stone to a research doctorate.
Finally, we are a school with a tradition of teaching that goes back more than 50 years. The skills you gain here are transferable to a wide range of careers, including that of an applied researcher.
Although the lectures are in concentrated form, this degree is demanding and you will have to put in your own extra work and reading time. This all helps to develop your organisational skills.
Our MSc conversion degree is studied by people from a broad spectrum of employment. Our students return to jobs in the City, in healthcare, education, advertising, the media or HR. In fact, this course is likely to have a positive effect on any career.
Psychology is an empirical science that aims to understand how and why humans and animals act in the ways they do and to apply that knowledge in a wide variety of settings.
The discipline is very wide-ranging, spanning from the observations of basic neural mechanisms to analyses of complex human and social relationships.
This course is designed to develop your knowledge, understanding, research and practical skills in psychology.
That is achieved through the following modules: Research Methods; Cognitive Psychology & Psychobiology; Developmental Psychology & Personality/Individual Differences; CHIPS & Social Psychology (Conceptual & Historical Issues in Psychology).
You will also undertake an independent research project under the supervision of one of our members of staff.
If you are unable to complete the full MSc course, there are intermediate awards involving escalating amounts of study.
To get a feel for this course take a look at the pre-course reading material for September entry or February entry.
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