The MSc Psychological Sciences programme provides a post-graduate qualification enabling students from a range of backgrounds to gain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership in Psychology of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Moreover, the programme provides a sound knowledge of the diverse approaches to the study of behaviour encompassed within the core areas of psychology. Finally, the programme emphasises the development of transferable knowledge, analytic expertise and research skills, which will be useful across the diverse areas of employment that attract psychology graduates and as a basis for further advanced study within the discipline (eg PhD, ClinPsyD, DEdPsy).
To provide students with coverage of all of the requirements for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership in Psychology within the British Psychological Society (BPS). To provide students with a comprehensive understanding, and critical awareness, of how the theories, methods, and research findings of Psychology draw upon and contribute to the natural sciences and the social sciences alike. To provide students with a comprehensive and systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current issues relating to, important concepts, theoretical issues, research findings, historical issues, recent advances, and research methods in Psychology. To provide students with comprehensive knowledge and systematic understanding of relevant concepts, theoretical issues, research findings, recent advances, and research methods in Biological Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Individual Differences, and Social Psychology that are critical for research in Psychology. To give students the opportunity to acquire comprehensive knowledge and systematic understanding of a particular topic in Psychology and to conduct an original empirical research project in that area. To provide students with the opportunity to acquire important transferable advanced research skills (eg research design, data analysis, report preparation).
A UK first or second class (2:1) Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in a Natural Science, Social Science or a non-BPS accredited degree in Psychology. Applicants will be required to show evidence of GCSE Grade C (or equivalent) in Maths. Applicants with other degrees and disciplines with relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be interviewed either in person or by telephone.