This Master is a conversion course that is suitable for graduates who have not studied psychology as a first degree. You may apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society if you graduate with an average mark above 50.
At the end of the course, you could choose to undertake the further study that is required to become a chartered psychologist. Alternatively, your understanding of psychology will help you in sectors such as advertising, social work, public services, general management and human resources.
We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which include lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. The research aspects of the course are supported by our thriving research programme in health behaviours and mental health. Our tutors’ specialisms include social psychology and evolutionary psychology.
Compared to an undergraduate course offered at on-site campus, you will find that this Master requires a higher level of independent working.
For full-time mode, there are 8 hours spread over two days per week plus occasional two hours per term.
Assessment methods are a combination of coursework including practical reports, research proposals and presentations.
Modules on this course include:
- Everyday Motivations and Biases (30 credits)
- Experimental Design and Analysis in Psychology (30 credits)
- Non-experimental Design and Analysis in Psychology (30 credits)
- Cradle to Grave: Stability and Change (30 credits)
- Master Project (60 credits)
Course content is subject to review and changes without prior notice.