MSc Psychology

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MSc

UCAS CODE

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Start Date(s)

Attendance

Learning

UCAS POINTS

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September 2024

  • Full time, 1 year
  • Part time, 2 years
  • On campus
both CJ2014
CJ2014

Fees and Funding

Here's the fees and funding information for each year of this course

September 2024

Attendance

Fee

Note

Home
Full time, 1 year
£10,200
Per year
Part time, 2 years
£1,700
Per 30 credit module
International
Full time, 1 year
£15,960
Per year

Overview

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

MODULES

  • Core Modules
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    Experimental Research Methods and Statistics

    The main aim of this module is to introduce students to experimental research within psychology. Students will be taught about the role of the experimental method within the wider context of Psychology's status as a scientific discipline. They will learn about fundamental topics such as; being an ethical experimental researcher; defining a research question; formulating a hypothesis; measuring and testing participants; selecting and executing appropriate statistical analysis; reporting and analysing data; and critically evaluating the outcome of empirical work and its relationship to the existing literature. 

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    Applied Research Methods (Mental Wealth)

    The main aim of this module is to introduce you to applied research within psychology. You will be taught about the role of non-experimental and qualitative methodology within the wider context of psychology's status as scientific discipline. You will learn about fundamental topics such as: epistemology; qualitative methods (such as Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis); psychometric testing; the design and administration of questionnaires; non-experimental methodology (such as observational studies); and how to critically reflect on your applied work and its relationship to the existing literature. 

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    Perspectives in Psychology: Biological, Cognitive, and Developmental

    This module has three principal aims. Firstly, to develop a comprehensive and systematic knowledge of concepts, theories and research at the forefront of fields of psychology, cognitive psychology and developmental psychology. Secondly, to develop an awareness of the pertinent scientific and philosophical issues together with the wider context of psychology that informs these areas of the field. Thirdly, to foster an awareness of the implications of the research presented for current debates/issues/themes outside of academia. 

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    Foundations of Psychology: Origins and Concepts, Individual Differences, and Social Psychology

    This module has three principal aims. Firstly, to develop a critical awareness of issues pertaining to ontology, epistemology, philosophy of science and the history of psychology as a discipline. Secondly, to present the major theoretical perspectives in individual differences. Thirdly, to introduce issues and debates in social, emotional and cognitive aspects of psychological development. An ongoing theme of the module will be to consider the implications of the knowledge imparted for real-life events and the development of professional practice. 

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    Dissertation (Independent Research Thesis)

    The main aim of this module is to consolidate students' awareness of the issues involved in the formulation, execution, and reporting of psychological research and theory via the production of a dissertation featuring an independently produced piece of psychological research. 

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED

CAMPUS and FACILITIES

Stratford Campus

Stratford Campus, Water Lane, Stratford

WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

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