Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University

Psychology

The MSc Psychology Conversion is designed to cover core areas of psychology as defined by BPS criteria associated with, and equivalent to, their Qualifying Examination i.e. research design and methodology, practical work, cognitive psychology, biological bases of behaviour, developmental psychology, social psychology, personality and intelligence. Additionally students have the choice of undertaking one option module at level 6, allowing them to learn more about a specialist area within psychology, as well as the core GBC content.

Entry requirements

MSc: The entry requirements for the award are normally: > an Honours degree in Psychology (at least Second Class) not accredited by the BPS; OR > a first degree (at least Second Class Honours) in a discipline other than psychology.

Course modules

Cognitive and Biological Determinants of Behaviour: understanding mental and biological processes that make us think, make decisions, remember and function in everyday life. Understanding the Social World: a look at how social psychology and the psychology of individual differences helps us understand our world. Further Research Methods in Psychology: useful and sophisticated ways of finding out the answers to research questions. Typical and Atypical Development: how do we develop and grow? What is typical and atypical development and behaviour and what does psychology tell us about how to manage that behaviour? Psychology Dissertation: design, conduct and write up your own research project. One specialist level 6 option module.

Assessment methods

Forms of assessment include essays and seen or unseen examinations. All 30-credit modules which run across two semesters have an assessment at the end of each semester. Depending on your option choice you may also be required to do case-study analyses, short-answer study packs or submit material online. These use enquiry-based learning, and you'll be guided through them by your tutors. In line with other BPS-accredited postgraduate courses, there are three specific assessment regulations: Core modules must be passed (i.e. achieve a grade of 50% overall) Core modules are not compensable At the award board's discretion, option modules may be considered for compensation when they achieve an overall mark of 40-49%

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2019 7,620 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 7,620 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,620 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,620 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 7,620 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,620 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,750 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,620 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,620 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,620 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 7,620 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 7,620 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 7,620 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus) ST4 2DE West Midlands

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