|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||February 2015, September 2015|
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
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Students gain a thorough ground in research methods and professional skills in the two core modules, that taken together, include the dissertation: The introduction of the dissertation is contained in the first of the two core modules and the data collection and analyse in the second. In this way we ensure that students make good progress in their dissertations facilitating timely completion of the course.
All other modules are options and students must make a series of choices in which they are actively supported to create a timely and integrated programme of study. This will normally be undertaken at the start of the course. Timing and timetabling may constrain choice and though generally speaking all options run every year, the fact that an option is published does not guarantee it will be available.
The rationale behind the programme is to allow students to create a programme of study that will meet their particular needs and gain access to knowledge and expertise that is congruent with these needs and the needs of their communities and employers. In this way student employability and effectiveness will be maximised. Sub-disciplines of applied psychology that are available to students include Occupational Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Health Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Positive Psychology and Guidance.
MSc Applied Psychology at UEL
* High level vocationally based training
* Develops professionalism
* Integrates applied psychology with real world settings in a meaningful way
* Provides a whole range of technical and transferable skills, depending on the options chosen
* Allows students to customise their programme to meet both personal and career needs and the needs of current or future employers.
* Opportunities to network and develop links with fellow students from many different professional and academic backgrounds.
* Specialised tutoring in your chosen dissertation area
The programme consists of two core modules. (a) Research Methods and Statistics/ Dissertation Part One and (b) Professional Practice/Dissertation Part Two. This comprises one third of the programme. Students then choose further option modules totalling 120 M level credits from the remaining options. Students may choose any modules but will be limited by timetabling constraints if any modules are taught at the same time. If students choose option modules that have conceptual overlap they will be counselled to broaden their choice within the context of their chosen programme of study. Acceptance on the programme does not guarantee particular option choices.
Lectures, seminars, practical based workshops and external visits. Web-based learning via WEB CT provides an integrated virtual learning environment that allows students to access teaching and learning materials, interact with staff and with their peers and to plan their learning.
Assessment varies between modules. Overall it integrates examinations which test the knowledge base and thinking skills with course work that goes beyond essay writing, addressing conceptual technical and practical issues in an applied sense. Coursework may be undertaken in groups or individually depending on the particular requirements of the module in question and upon the practical learning objectives specified in the module specifications.
Relevance to work/profession
The entire programme is rooted in professional practice and addresses: the relevance of theory to practice; how practice can give rise to theories; how issues can be investigated in individuals, groups, organisations, social structures and society as a whole.