Master of Science in Applied Psychology
The programme comprises 90 ECTS credits and can be completed in one academic year by full-time learners and two academic years by part-time learners. The overall aim of the programme is to provide graduates with the underpinning academic knowledge to enhance their employment and educational opportunities and achieve the award of a Master of Science in Applied Psychology. The primary objective of the programme is to facilitate the platform for the learner to further explore the various theories of Psychology that enable them to understand how this theory can be applied to understanding human behaviour from individual, social and biological perspectives. Learners analyse and critically evaluate the support for competing theories, as well as the studies and projects that apply these Psychological concepts, theories and processes. Modules focus on the applied nature of professional and ethical issues, neuroscience, life transitions and interventions and advanced research methods. Other modules have a specific focus upon the application of theory to the ‘real world’ allowing learner to further develop and apply competencies and knowledge in both Health Psychology and Organisational Psychology-themed applied modules. Finally, the programme offers a choice of elective capstone (30 ECTS) pathways that provide an opportunity for research placement and minor dissertation, or the production of a major dissertation. Learners who complete the Master of Science in Applied Psychology will develop critical understanding of core areas in Psychology from a solution-focussed "real-world" perspective, while enhancing their research capability and practical skills. Through this programme, learners will develop discipline specific knowledge and skills as well as transversal skills of communication, teamwork, leadership and digital literacy whilst also developing research capability through critical enquiry and detailed analytical problem solving. This makes them appropriate to progress into further postgraduate study in Psychology in a range of specialisms, or progress into the workplace in a range of cognate and non-cognate roles.
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