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  MSc Psychology by Research


University of Buckingham    School of Psychology and Wellbeing

Full time & Part time September, January Research Only, MSc Full Time: 1 year / Part Time: 2 years
Psychology (31)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with our esteemed MSc Psychology by Research programme. Delve into the realm of collaborative, multidisciplinary research within our vibrant School of Psychology community. Choose between full-time or part-time study options, with a minimum completion period of one year full-time or two years part-time. To qualify, a 2:1 or higher undergraduate degree in Psychology or a related field is required. Our four dynamic research hubs offer a plethora of engaging topics, from the exploration of performance excellence to the impact of interpersonal relationships on health and well-being. Led by distinguished experts, our programme equips you with critical research skills and a deep understanding of psychological phenomena. Benefit from high-calibre staff who balance teaching with cutting-edge research, ensuring a rich academic experience. Join us in unravelling the complexities of human behaviour and making a tangible impact in the field of psychology.

About the course

The School of Psychology fosters a culture of collaborative, multidisciplinary research and you will join a vibrant community that includes regular work-in-progress seminars to foster an active research environment. You will join one of our four research hubs described below, all of which are engaged in inter-institutional collaborations, including some with non-academic partners such as health-care providers.

We are happy to consider research proposals on a wide range of topics relevant to our hubs, but may also be looking to fill specific research roles in some areas. Click on the link to each hub below to find out more.

Study can be on either a full-time or a part-time basis. The minimum period of study for achieving your MSc is one year full-time or two years part-time.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants are normally expected to have the minimum of a 2:1 degree in Psychology or related discipline.


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Where will I study?

Where is University of Buckingham

Scholarships

A first-class scholarship is available to both home and international students studying a postgraduate degree at the University. The scholarship will reduce tuition fees by 33%.

Value of Scholarship(s)

33% reduction in tuition fees

Eligibility

A first-class scholarship is available to both home and international students studying a Masters degree at the University. The scholarship will reduce tuition fees by 33%

Application Procedure

This scholarship will automatically be awarded, there is no formal application required.

History of the Scholarship
In 2003 Sir Christopher Ondaatje kindly gave a very generous donation to the University to fund one-year scholarships for Buckingham graduates or for overseas graduates undertaking postgraduate studies at Buckingham, and for Buckingham students attending Massey College, University of Toronto, to undertake postgraduate studies there. Students who obtain a Master’s degree are then eligible to apply to have their PhD studies funded by the University of Toronto.

Scholarship details
We offer up to four scholarships for postgraduate study at Buckingham to students commencing their studies in September or January. Each scholarship is awarded on merit and is open to competition.

The scholarships are worth up to £4,000 each towards the tuition fees for one year’s postgraduate study.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£4,000

Eligibility

Anyone interested in applying for the Ondaatje Scholarship should already have the offer of a place at Buckingham for postgraduate study.

Application Procedure

Anyone interested in applying for the Ondaatje Scholarship should already have the offer of a place at Buckingham for postgraduate study, but cannot apply once they have commenced their Master’s degree. Completed applications should be emailed to: admissions@buckingham.ac.uk

Applications should include:
- Ondaatje Scholarship Application form 2020 (download from: https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/admissions/scholarships/open/ondaatje
- An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- An academic reference
- A letter stating your proposed programme of study, why you wish to undertake it and why you believe that you should be awarded the scholarship

Applications for postgraduate courses commencing September 2020 will close 16th July 2021.

Applications for postgraduate courses commencing January 2021 will close 5th November 2021.

The final decision regarding the awards will be made by the Scholarship Committee Members. Candidates will be notified of the outcome within two weeks of the closing date.


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