The Masters in Psychological Science (conversion) is designed to provide a broad and critical awareness of psychological theory and practice. We have particular expertise in quantitative methods, and our course would particularly suit those from a Science background. There will be the possibility for students to specialise in Cognitive Neuroscience or Clinical Psychology in their choice of optional courses. In addition, graduates from the MSc will have a range of generic intellectual and practical skills, including initiative, self-reliance and critical ability, which are easily adaptable to the needs of the labour market. Training in psychological research methods and project work will be included in the programme.
Why this programme
-The school is consistently ranked amongst the top 10 in the UK and top 5 in Scotland, recently achieving 1st in Scotland and 2nd in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2015). -With a 98% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2014, the school continues to meet student expectations combining both teaching excellence and a supportive learning environment.
Modes of delivery include lectures, seminars, small group teaching and research projects.
Optional courses (three chosen from over 20 options) for example: -Atypical development -Cognitive neuroscience: insights into brain plasticity -Forensic -Psychology of biology and mental disorders
MSc Psychological Science (conversion) is accredited by the British Psychological Society.
This MSc can function as both a feeder for a PhD but also as an industry focused qualification. Graduates of this programme may go onto further academic training and pursue a PhD. In addition to the academic benefits of this programme, this MSc will be attractive to a wider job market, to those who do not wish to pursue a PhD but wish to acquire brain imaging techniques and have the academic experience of working within a high quality research environment. The MSc will also prepare those with UG Neuroscience degrees who wish to eventually become academic scientists.