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Masters degrees in Philosophy of Psychology involve advanced study of the philosophical and conceptual issues underlying the theory and practice of Psychology.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Philosophy of Health & Happiness and Mental Philosophy. Entry requirements typically include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Psychology or Philosophy.
Philosophy of Psychology examines the theoretical foundations of modern psychology, asking which methodologies and approaches are most appropriate for defining the human condition.
You’ll explore different schools of psychological thought, assessing key concepts such as behaviourism (including the ‘nature versus nurture’ debate). Within this, you might study issues such as rationality, the idea of knowledge, how mental disorders develop and whether innateness is a conceivable or measurable concept.
There might also be cross-over with other fields, including Neuroscience, Evolutionary Science, Anthropology and Artificial Intelligence, and you may study how to determine whether psychological phenomena can be explained using methods like computational modelling.
Careers in this field cover a broad range of roles, from therapy and counselling through to social care and the civil service.
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Using perspectives from the history, philosophy, and sociology of science, this master encourages students to study the field of psychology itself, and to explore its relations with other parts of science and society. Read more
The central objective of this programme is to equip you with an array of methodological skills to function as an effective PhD student or as a professional researcher in psychology, with a particular emphasis on cognitive, clinical, and clinical neuroscience research. Read more
The MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine is a full-time 9-months course that provides students with the opportunity to carry out focused research under close supervision by senior members of the University. Read more
The programme consists of compulsory and optional modules, delivered across four different academic schools within the University, meaning you benefit from an interdisciplinary approach to your studies. Read more
Recognized for its scholarly contribution and real-world application, the faculty and students in the Department of Psychology at The New School for Social Research form a tight-knit and academically intensive community. Read more
An MSc in Social Science Research provides an opportunity to develop specialised research methods skills in communication and media in an internationally renowned department, as well as a comprehensive overview of the key methodological and philosophical debates that currently shape social sciences. Read more
The programme is designed to produce graduates with rigorous research and analytical skills, who are well equipped to progress onto being high-level researchers in their chosen field of study. Read more
International Fast-Track Program The Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin (ECN) invites applications for its Fast-Track program. Read more