MSc

Psychology (Conversion Award)

Teaching & Learning

 

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we are currently unable to advise on the mode of teaching for September 2021, however we will keep you updated and provide more information as soon as we can. We continue to follow government guidance and your teaching and learning will reflect the restrictions in place at the time of delivery. We currently anticipate that you may experience a blended approach – this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus and online teaching and learning. You can keep up to date with teaching and learning at Leeds Beckett via our Covid-19 website. Updated course specifications will be available in August 2021.

What you'll learn

Develop an understanding of major theoretical and methodological approaches within developmental, social and individual differences psychology.
Gain an overview of research designs and their advantages and disadvantages. Learn how to identify research aims, select a sample and ensure your research is ethical.
Interactively learn and understand a range of topics in the field of Biological, Cognitive and related Individual Differences Psychology, and unify these areas back into the body, rather than being esoterically set in the mind. The module aims to provide you with the competency to critically evaluate core themes, concepts, theoretical approaches and research methodologies within Biopsychology, Cognition and Mental Illness and to develop an appreciation of the many applications of these ideas.
You will be encouraged to critically understand and evaluate the relationships between brain and behaviour, both for contemporary behaviour, and through our evolution. You will explore the cognitive and biological basis of memory, thinking, learning, emotion, and consciousness, for humans, and where there is evidence, for some of these processes in nonhuman animals.
Critically examine some of the major areas of current research interests and debate in the area of social, developmental and related individual differences psychology.
Explore the different routes to recognition as a Chartered Psychologist - you will be assisted in developing a PDP portfolio and career plan early in your career. You will be able to critically examine some application of psychology research to a possible or intended career domain. The module will assist in your drawing together of themes across the MSc, especially professional and research ethics, application of psychology theory to real world practice and research methods for evaluation.
Build upon the knowledge developed in the Research Methods & Analysis A module and develop expertise in research design, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methods.
Undertake a research project in psychology, and demonstrate the skills you have developed in research methods modules. In addition, this module has a strong emphasis on self-management and provides the opportunity to demonstrate your skills in project management, problem-solving, and independent thought.
Develop an understanding of major theoretical and methodological approaches within developmental, social and individual differences psychology.
Gain an overview of research designs and their advantages and disadvantages. Learn how to identify research aims, select a sample and ensure your research is ethical.
Interactively learn and understand a range of topics in the field of Biological, Cognitive and related Individual Differences Psychology, and unify these areas back into the body, rather than being esoterically set in the mind. The module aims to provide you with the competency to critically evaluate core themes, concepts, theoretical approaches and research methodologies within Biopsychology, Cognition and Mental Illness and to develop an appreciation of the many applications of these ideas.
You will be encouraged to critically understand and evaluate the relationships between brain and behaviour, both for contemporary behaviour, and through our evolution. You will explore the cognitive and biological basis of memory, thinking, learning, emotion, and consciousness, for humans, and where there is evidence, for some of these processes in nonhuman animals.
Critically examine some of the major areas of current research interests and debate in the area of social, developmental and related individual differences psychology.
Explore the different routes to recognition as a Chartered Psychologist - you will be assisted in developing a PDP portfolio and career plan early in your career. You will be able to critically examine some application of psychology research to a possible or intended career domain. The module will assist in your drawing together of themes across the MSc, especially professional and research ethics, application of psychology theory to real world practice and research methods for evaluation.
Build upon the knowledge developed in the Research Methods & Analysis A module and develop expertise in research design, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methods.
Undertake a research project in psychology, and demonstrate the skills you have developed in research methods modules. In addition, this module has a strong emphasis on self-management and provides the opportunity to demonstrate your skills in project management, problem-solving, and independent thought.