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Heriot-Watt University, Full Time Masters Degrees in Psychology

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Whether your first degree is in psychology, social science, science or the humanities, this one-year MSc course is designed to help you enter the world of career opportunities open to successful, highly motivated psychology graduates. Read more
Whether your first degree is in psychology, social science, science or the humanities, this one-year MSc course is designed to help you enter the world of career opportunities open to successful, highly motivated psychology graduates.

The course focuses entirely on applied psychology, reflecting the research expertise of the staff who teach it. Psychology at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh has a strong and distinctive practical emphasis, and trains students to apply knowledge of psychological theory and evidence to solve real-world problems.

If your first degree was in psychology, but with only limited coverage of applied topics, this course will enable you to build on and extend your existing knowledge and skills. If it was in another subject, but you studied some introductory psychology, the course will give you a direct route to applications of the subject in business and society. Either way, it will equip you with vital new employment-related and industry relevant skills.

Course Aims and Content:

A qualification in psychology provides skills and knowledge that are extremely valuable in many professional careers, whether in business or public services. Psychology graduates are in demand for their ability to use varied approaches to solving problems, for their analytic skills and for their knowledge of the influences of organisations and society on human behaviour. They enjoy a wide range of careers across the globe.

In the public sector for example, graduates are employed as practitioners, managers or administrators in education, the criminal justice system, the health service, and social services. In the private sector, they are found in management and human relations roles in businesses of all kinds, and in other roles such as marketing and IT.

Core Modules:

Semester 1

Psychology of Coaching
Introduction to Human Factors
People and the Physical Work Environment
Social and Organisational Change

Semester 2

Psychological Assessment
Current Directions in Psychology
Professional Practice and Research Skills
Research Methods

Semester 3

Research Project

Course Structure and duration:

The course requires full-time attendance at the beautiful Edinburgh campus of Heriot-Watt University, and consists of eight taught modules and a research project. .

Teaching is through a variety of methods; material is introduced in lectures and then developed through independent reading, tutorial support, group discussion and seminar presentation. Each module is assessed through a combination of an exam and written coursework.

The project is carried out between May and August, and leads to a report that is an original contribution to our understanding of applied psychology. Students may either use the research literature in psychology to develop a set of policies and guidelines that address an issue of importance in business or society, or they may carry out an empirical study that gathers data to test a research hypothesis.

Successful completion of eight taught modules (without the research project) leads to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma; successful completion of four modules to a Postgraduate Certificate.

Entry requirements:

A good honours degree in a psychology related course (2.2 level or above, or the equivalent standard if your degree is from outside the UK). Applicants with a degree in a subject other than psychology should have studied the subject at introductory level (please contact us for further advice about this requirement).

Applications from outside the UK are welcomed. Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5.

Additional course features:

• Excellent library and e-library facilities.

• All students are assigned a mentor

• An experienced programme team of academics

• Competitive programme fees

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The MSc Business Psychology programme (See http://www.postgraduate.hw.ac.uk/prog/msc-business-psychology/ ) at Heriot-Watt University is one of the longest established of its kind outside North America. Read more

Overview

The MSc Business Psychology programme (See http://www.postgraduate.hw.ac.uk/prog/msc-business-psychology/ ) at Heriot-Watt University is one of the longest established of its kind outside North America. The programme is open to graduates from any discipline, and is aimed at people aspiring towards, or already pursuing a career in business. It equips graduates with theoretical knowledge of psychology and related practical skills to enhance effectiveness at individual, team and organisational levels within any business setting. You will study courses covering different aspects of management (leadership, diversity, organisational culture and organisational change) with the remaining courses covering human factors, marketing, coaching and research methods. You can choose to conduct your research project in any area relevant to Business Psychology giving you the opportunity to tailor your studies to fit your interests and professional needs. The programme has an international focus, and graduates are therefore well prepared to work anywhere within the global market.

The programme can be studied on-campus, either full-time, or part-time. Alternatively, the distance learning format allows you to (continue to) work full-time anywhere in the world. MSc students take all the courses below. Diploma students take all the courses except the project. Students may also take individual courses on a continuing professional development basis, leading to a letter of confirmation.

Study abroad option

Students have the opportunity to spend their second semester at either our Dubai or Malaysia campus (Subject to meeting academic and visa conditions).

Our students

Students come from a variety of backgrounds, both academic and professional. Some come directly from undergraduate study. Others already work in a business setting, bringing with them practical experience in a variety of business-related roles. Some students come from other professional backgrounds but with an interest in converting to a career in business. Students from all over the world come to Heriot-Watt to study Business Psychology. Therefore, as a student you will be part of, contribute to, and learn from a community comprising individuals from a wide range of professional and academic backgrounds and cultures.

Career opportunities

The practical and international focus of the programme ensures graduates are quickly able to make a positive and effective contribution in a variety of roles, globally across a wide range of business settings, for example, organisational development, marketing, management, coaching, human resource management.

Teaching and research excellence

Business Psychology is taught by experienced, international staff with academic backgrounds in Psychology and practitioner backgrounds in a variety of settings.

With a history dating back to 1821, Heriot-Watt is one of the UK’s leading universities, and Scotland’s most international. Find out more about Heriot-Watt University’s reputation, rankings and international profile http://www.hw.ac.uk/about/reputation/key-facts.htm .

Programme duration

The full time on campus MSc programme lasts for one year (September to August inclusive) and includes a substantial research project. The Diploma covers the same classes as the MSc but lasts for just nine months. (September to May inclusive). The part time MSc programme is of two years’ duration, while the part time Diploma lasts 21 months.

Students studying via distance learning have a maximum of seven years to complete the MSc, or four years to complete the Diploma.

Find information on Programme content here http://www.postgraduate.hw.ac.uk/prog/msc-business-psychology/

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we’ll need to see evidence of your English language ability. The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. We offer a range of English language courses (See http://www.hw.ac.uk/study/english.htm ) to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your masters programme:
- 14 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with no more than one skill at 4.5);
- 10 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.0 in all skills);
- 6 weeks English (for IELTS 5.5 with minimum of 5.5 in reading & writing and minimum of 5.0 in speaking & listening)

Distance learning students

Please note that independent distance learning students who access their studies online will be expected to have access to a PC/laptop and internet.

Find information on Fees and Scholarships here http://www.postgraduate.hw.ac.uk/prog/msc-business-psychology/

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Understanding the consumer lies at the very heart of effective international marketing management. Consumer psychology provides detailed insight into how consumers think, feel and act and is vital to a range of marketing actions including consumer research, product design, decision making, communication and pricing. Read more

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Understanding the consumer lies at the very heart of effective international marketing management. Consumer psychology provides detailed insight into how consumers think, feel and act and is vital to a range of marketing actions including consumer research, product design, decision making, communication and pricing.

Our MSc International Marketing Management with Consumer Psychology is ideal for students wishing to develop a career in global marketing management based on a strong understanding of psychological approaches and interventions in consumer-led marketing strategies.

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