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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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