Liverpool Hope University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Psychology (Taught)

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Course summary

Liverpool Hope’s MSc Psychology is designed as a conversion course and is accredited by the British Psychological Society. It offers graduates from other subjects the opportunity to start a new career in Psychology. In addition, the course is available to Psychology graduates who completed a Psychology degree which did not have accreditation from the British Psychological Society. The course covers the key topics of Psychology such as Biological Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Personality and Individual Differences and underpins these topics with research carried out in the Department. It has a strong component of Research Methods and Statistics which enables the successful candidates to design and conduct research not only in Psychology but also in other areas of social sciences. The course is taught at Liverpool Hope’s Psychology Department. The Department is research active with increasing strength in applied areas of Psychology. As a Masters student of Psychology you will be directly involved in ongoing research projects as part of your learning experience.

Course details

Modules

The course consists of four 30-credit taught modules and an individual research project leading to the Research Dissertation (60 credits). Brain and Mind (30 credits): Brain and Mind covers the topics in Biological Psychology, Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience including history of these areas. This includes psychobiological and cognitive explanations to behaviour and communication, perception, attention, memory, learning, thinking and emotion. Individual and Group (30 credits): Individual and Group includes Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology and Personality/ Individual Differences including history. The module makes students familiar with theories of the development of psychological processes in evolution and lifelong learning. Psychology in Practice 1 (30 credits) and 2 (30 credits): This module provides a comprehensive overview of a diverse range of quantitative and qualitative research methods and the necessary practical skills required for their application. Research Dissertation (60 credits): The dissertation module allows students to develop their own research project, including planning, designing, execution and presentation of research findings at postgraduate level. You will produce a report or publishable quality and format under supervision of an experienced member of the Psychology team.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

International applicants

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Entry requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline plus minimum GCSE Maths grade C (Grade 4 or above in the new grading system), alternative mathematics qualifications may be accepted.


English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.56.5 overall score with no individual score lower than 6.0

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Psychology at Liverpool Hope University - UCAS