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MSc Psychology (and by research)


Course Description

The Department of Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University boasts research expertise of international repute. Choosing to study with us will not only provide you with an intellectually stimulating degree, but also by providing you with access to the latest research expertise and specialist equipment, we will develop your thirst for knowledge and inspire you to question, research and analyse your theories.

The MSc Psychology programme is available as either a

taught

or

research

master's level programme

[[Taught route ]]
This is one of the most flexible on our continuing professional development programme offering a diverse portfolio of core and optional modules.
Core research modules include:
personal and professional development,
preparing for academic practice,
quantitative research methods,
qualitative research methods,
dissertation.
This route is most suited to those wishing to undertake higher level general studies in Psychology, or for those who want to develop their professional understanding and skills in specific areas of Psychology. It is also possible to design a specialised programme that is not available via one of the main routes.
Part time students are advised to take a minimum of 40 credits in the first year of study. The Dissertation and Personal and Professional Development units should be taken in the final year of study.

Research Route

This is most suitable for those who wish to undertake a higher research degree, but who are not ready commit to an MPhil or PhD. It enables students to undertake a substantial dissertation in any area of Psychology, supported by taught units – usually in research methods and/or a specialist subject.

Students opting for both routes benefit from an ongoing research environment guided by academic tutors who are research active across a variety of areas and feed into the activities of the Research Groups within the Faculty.
Part time students are advised to take a minimum of 40 credits in the first year of study. The Dissertation and Personal and Professional Development units should be taken in the final year of study.

International Research

Research in the department primarily focuses on solving real world problems, ensuring that our theoretically strong work has an impact outside academia. Currently holding grants from the Medical Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council our research is not only relevant and underpinned by a unique blend of qualitative and quantitative orientations but has international reach and esteem.

Visit the MSc Psychology (and by research) page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

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Martin Brennan

Having such a research active Psychology Department at Manchester Met, I have been inspired by published research as it exemplifies the academic standard to which I should aspire to replicate in my own research and is beneficial for my personal research objectives.
The collegial environment encouraged by the Department of Psychology is hugely inspiring, both on a student to student level but also between staff and students. At Manchester Met, you have the ability to debate and discuss with staff beyond course or unit requirements.

Being a mature part-time student, there is always the potential to drift through courses. However, my personal experience of Manchester Met couldn’t be further from this. I strongly believe the university values and appreciates all of its students, and encourages everyone to engage and reach their potential


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Entry Requirements

You will normally have a Min 2:2 UK Honours Degree, postgraduate diploma or degree-equivalent professional qualification. You will also hold a GCSE or equivalent in English language. Prior learning and experience may count for advanced standing.

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