University of Birmingham
This course offers an opportunity to gain insight and in-depth knowledge of contemporary topics in psychology. This course offers a mix of modules that, unlike a more typical MSc, focuses on integrating knowledge in psychology and communicating those ideas to the public. The course also provides students with a range of transferable skills that are needed to succeed in a wide range of research-knowledge positions. The course is particularly aimed at students who do not want to actively conduct lab-based research, and would prefer to focus on extending their understanding of psychology and synthesizing current knowledge in new and meaningful ways. Students have the opportunity to build in-depth knowledge in at least two areas of contemporary psychology, to develop their critical analysis skills, and to hone their science writing and communication skills. The course is run by one of the largest and most active psychology departments in Britain with an excellent reputation for both teaching and research.
This course is aimed at students who have obtained a good undergraduate degree (at least 2.1 or equivalent) either in psychology or in any discipline with some psychology content and wish to extend their understanding of psychology.
This course offers a mix of topic-based, applied and impact-based modules. Students have the opportunity to build their knowledge in at least one area of contemporary Psychology, develop their critical analysis skills and hone their science writing and communication skills. The programme offers students the opportunity to develop their specific interests whilst at the same time developing the technical and transferable skills they need to succeed in a wide range of research-knowledge positions. Students undertake the following compulsory taught modules: Foundations in critical thinking; Current research 1; Current research 2; Transferable Skills; Research review 1; Public Engagement with Psychological Research; Research project (based on a significant literature review). Students also take two psychology topics or skills based optional modules to support their learning. Possible optional modules include (please note options may change annually): Design and analysis 1; Computer Use; Adaptive Behaviour; Lying Brain; Understanding Emotion; Visual Cognitive Neuroscience and Art; Why We Eat What We Eat; Communities and Social Action; Clinical Psychology of Severe Intellectual Disability; Sleep; Speaking and Reading; Developmental Disorders of Language in Children; Parental Cognition; Adult Neuropsychological Syndromes.
The course is comprised of taught modules, research seminars, public engagement activities (events focused on communicating science to the broader public) and a substantial literature review. Students complete a substantial literature based review which will form their research dissertation. Students will also take 2 psychology topics or skills based optional modules to support their learning.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 6,840 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||£ 14,850 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MA||Part-time||£ 3,420 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Edgbaston Campus||Birmingham||B15 2TU||West Midlands|
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