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IN BRIEF:

  • Develop a unique professional profile, applying psychology to understand, develop and predict people's interaction with media
  • This is the only dedicated postgraduate course in the UK focussing on the relationships between media and psychology from both academic and professional perspectives
  • Based at MediaCityUK - the heart of the region's creative and digital industry
  • Part-time study option
  • International students can apply

COURSE SUMMARY

Learn how psychology can be used to understand the interaction of audiences with media.

During you time with us, you will explore the psychological effects of media, how media use can be researched and evaluated, and how to communicate with different audiences across different media.

Join a unique learning environment, where you will interact with a multi-disciplinary team of experts in psychology, media and human-interactions.

If you want to pursue a career in the communications professions or media research, this course will provide you with a unique set of relevant skills.

COURSE DETAILS

This course will allow you to study the effects of media upon the individual and society, and how psychology can be applied to enhance media design and understand media consumption. In doing so you will also discuss issues of ethics, accessibility, understanding diverse audiences, positive uses of media and professional applications.

The full course runs full-time over one year or two years part-time, giving you the chance to exit with the following awards:

FULL-TIME

  • Postgraduate Certificate: two modules over four months
  • Postgraduate Diploma: four modules over eight months
  • MSc: four modules plus a dissertation over one year

PART-TIME

  • Postgraduate Certificate: two modules over nine months
  • Postgraduate Diploma: four modules over two years
  • MSc: four modules plus a dissertation over three years

TEACHING

This course will be delivered through a mixture of formal lectures, problem-based learning, workshops, debates, online learning resources, Wikis, Skype, group work, discussion activities, and presentations.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment takes a number of forms including:

  • Essay (16.9%)
  • Research Proposal (16.6%)
  • Presentation (8.3%)
  • Written Project (8.3%)
  • Industry-Style Report (16.6%)
  • Dissertation (33.3%)

FACILITIES

Media Psychology will be delivered at MediaCityUK so you will be right at the heart of the Northern creative industry. Based at Salford Quays, you will have access to some of the best facilities in the world for digital and media research.

EMPLOYABILITY

This master's has been designed to meet the growing need for graduates with an advanced knowledge and skill set to understand the relationship between psychology and the media.

With this qualification, you could pursue a career in psychological consulting within media industries, social media management, user testing, advertising, public relations, marketing, media analysis, media research and development, and academia.

LINKS WITH INDUSTRY

This course will involve a number of guest speakers from media industries and you will benefit from the close proximity to major media organisations at MediaCityUK.

FURTHER STUDY

A master's level qualification is essential for psychology graduates to progress their psychology career. Psychology graduates who have a master's degree in media psychology will be well placed to compete for a place on doctoral level research, clinical, health or forensic psychology, all of which have communication at their core.


Visit the Media Psychology - MSc /PGDip/PGCert page on the University of Salford website for more details!

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