University of East London

University of East London

Psychology

The programmes equip students to practise professionally, because they are accredited by the relevant professional body; the school upholds a tradition of providing a good learning experience; students are enthusiastic about the support they receive from staff, and find the school a friendly and helpful place to study; current research groups include: Applied and professional psychology; brain, cognition and behaviour; psychology and social change, health and social psychology; psychology learning and teaching; current research projects by students include: Understanding relationship satisfaction in long-term heterosexual intimacy (a phenomenological exploration into the interplay between discourse and experience.); How does ethnicity affect the treatment of people with mental health issues in police detention; long term effects of ecstasy use.

Entry requirements

A 1st degree either from a UK university or from a recognised overseas institution (refer to the international association of universities) and that is equivalent to a UK degree (refer to the British council's international guide to qualifications in education); their degree must have included at least 1 semester or 60 credits or half a year's study in psychology; applicants who hold an appropriate degree that did not include the minimum amount of study of psychology (see above) may apply for a bridging programme (full-time or part-time); this programme comprises up to 80 credits of psychology at level 1; successful completion of the bridging programme gives entry to the graduate diploma; students may be admitted through accreditation of experiential learning (ael) or accreditation of certificated learning (ACL) processes; in the case of applicants whose 1st language is not english, then IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) is required; international qualifications are checked for appropriate matriculation to UK higher education undergraduate programmes.

Course modules

Modules include: Research methods; cognitive psychology and psychobiology; professional psychological studies; conceptual and historical issues in psychology (CHiPs) and social psychology; individual differences and developmental psychology; occupational psychology; critical social psychology; health psychology; method and design issues in psychology; method and design issues in psychology; evolutionary psychology; evolutionary psychology; forensic psychology; advanced developmental psychology; psychology and difference; psychology and difference; psychology of relationships; positive psychology; addictive behaviours; advanced qualitative research methods; development through the lifespan; psychological perspective on power politics and political violence; psychology of choice; science, pseudoscience and paranormal belief; development and difficulties in the early years; psychology of criminal conduct.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by examination, by a mixture of coursework and examination, or by coursework alone; at least one third of assessment will be by coursework - the exact proportion will depend on option choice; coursework includes essays, research reports, group and seminar presentations and an empirical project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Docklands Campus Newham E16 2RD South East

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