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19 Sep 2022
If you have little or no experience of psychology, this course will give you the essential knowledge, skills and experience needed for a first step towards a career in this exciting field.
You will gain a comprehensive and critical understanding of cognitive, social, developmental and biological psychology, individual differences and conceptual and historical issues in psychology. In preparation for completing your dissertation, you will also develop the research skills necessary for designing and conducting quality research beyond that expected of graduates.
This course is relevant to graduates who have not studied psychology before, who have completed an undergraduate degree with a psychology component or who have undertaken an undergraduate psychology course not accredited by the BPS.
We have an excellent reputation for enthusiastic and highly motivating teaching and support for our students, and innovative forms of assessment. All our teaching staff are research active, and well qualified to support your studies.
Our course will provide you with added value in a competitive employment market, including a wide range of careers in the public and private sectors requiring these research skills. Employability and career planning is emphasised throughout our course with appropriate support built-in to your learning. The research skills that you'll develop also provide ideal preparation for studying for a PhD.
Our course comprises 180 credits (90 ECTS credits) at Level 7: (7 x 20 credit modules, plus a 40 credit Masters research project). Each 20 credit module is the equivalent of 200 hours of student learning of which about 30 hours may be direct contact hours, with the remaining time allocated to student-centred learning. Lectures take place over one or two days per week, depending on whether you are studying part-time or full-time. Your masters project dissertation will be completed over semester 2 and the summer period.
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Independent study is a crucial part of learning at university and you will be required to undertake many hours of self-directed research and reading, and preparation and writing of assessments. Your course is delivered through a number of modules, which will help you to plan your time and establish a study routine. Outside of your lectures, workshops and tutorials, a range of support is available to assist with your independent study. Our subject-specific librarians will be on hand to direct you to the specialist learning and study-skill resources. You’ll also be assigned an academic advisor to give you tailored feedback and support.
Our silver status in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework, reflects our commitment to deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.
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