The course uses a range of taught modules, a major research placement module and an independent research project leading to a dissertation.
Key features of the course are:
One to one contact with research active staff
An opportunity to specialize if you already know what area excites you most, or if you are still developing your focus, design your course to be broader, developing your knowledge in more than one sub-speciality
Find out what’s really hot or not in contemporary Psychology
Learn transferable skills that enhance employability
Why study this course
This course offers an excellent opportunity for advanced learning in Psychology. For many students this course helps them to develop a more focused set of interests and skills within Psychology so that they can choose the next career step that is best for them. For others, who have already identified the sub-specialty that fires their career aspirations, the course allows them to delve more deeply into their subject and to gain more specific skills and knowledge needed to build their chosen career.
An aim of the course is to give students a boost in securing an interesting and exciting job in the workplace or a place on a high quality PhD course after graduation.
The course is comprised of taught modules, a research placement in an active lab where you can develop a specific set of skills or area of knowledge, and a research project to produce a dissertation.
See a list of modules and descriptions (PDF 204KB).
Fees and funding
This course is aimed at students who will have obtained at least a good undergraduate degree (at least 2:1 or equivalent) in Psychology or related discipline and wish to extend their understanding of Psychology, to become better prepared for a quality employment situation, or to aim for a further degree.
Learn more about entry requirements
We accept a range of qualifications, our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country.
English language requirements
You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:
How to apply
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