Why study Applied Psychology MPsych? This is an integrated masters four year degree in psychology. You'll follow the undergraduate British Psychological Society accredited degree for the first three years and in your fourth year you'll move to the Masters level of study. This course provides valuable insight into the nature of human behaviour. You'll have the opportunity to apply your psychological knowledge and undertake project work which will enhance your CV and give you the key skills that can be applied to a large number of situations, careers and further study. What makes people behave in certain ways? What are the mental and physical processes that underlie our actions? How do we perceive and understand things? What role does the unconscious mind play in our day-to-day lives? this course gives you the flexibility to explore a wide range of topics to do with mental processes and social behaviours. You’ll look at current and sometimes controversial issues by examining case studies. As part of this Masters level study you will:
- Have the opportunity to engage in project work of your choice where you will be encouraged to take a hands-on approach, identifying how psychological theories actually apply to real world problems.
- Work in groups and individually to analyse the issues using advanced psychological techniques and knowledge, giving you the opportunity to build your communication skills, assertiveness, and presentation techniques, all of which are useful in many careers and professions.
- Work in collaboration with world class researchers and teachers.
- Carry out your own research as well as working with existing data;
- Learn to generate professional level reports which will make part of a portfolio which you can use to demonstrate your advanced skills and knowledge.
- You’ll be able to take advantage of excellent facilities to enhance your studies, including our EEG system which monitors brain activity, our eye tracker, biopsychological testing systems and a specialist polygraph (lie-detector machine).
Year 1 Core modules: Introduction to Social Psychology and Personality Child Development Introduction to Cognitive and Biological Psychology Introduction to Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods Year 2 Core modules: Social Psychology and Personality Cognition; Brain and Behaviour Developmental Psychology Psychological Research and Data Analysis Option modules. Choose two from a list which may include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Contemporary Debates in Gender and Sexuality Health Psychology Peer Mentoring for Psychology Research Apprenticeship The Psychology of Judgement and Decision Making The Psychology of Victimisation and Survivorship Year 3 Core modules: Psychology Final Year Project Option modules. Choose four from a list which may include: Alternative Psychologies Behaviourism and Positive Behaviour Change Exploring Clinical Psychology Investigative Psychology Personal Relationships Serious Crime Investigation Psychology of Education Psychology of Health and Wellbeing Social Cognition States of Consciousness The Neuroscience of Cognition Year 4 Core modules: Applications of Psychology Advanced Research Skills in Psychology Extended Project Module
Assessment will include coursework, examination and reports. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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In addition you must have Level 2 Maths or Numeracy or GCSE Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages (https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/). If you have alternative qualifications or do not meet the IELTS requirement we also offer a range of Pre-Sessional English Programmes (http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/pre-sessional-english/). You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning towards this course - http://www.hud.ac.uk/hhs/apl If you have alternative qualifications you may wish to contact us for advice before applying. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements. We are willing to consider mature applicants with non-standard entry qualifications. We run a week-long summer course where students who lack the standard qualifications can be assessed on an essay and/or statistical exam, depending upon the degree course applied for. Entry to the summer course is dependent upon the particular experience and qualifications that applicants have. For further information please contact us at the e-mail address above.
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|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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