Master's Degree in Psychology in Canterbury in United Kingdom

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A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

Psychology is a diverse field that involves knowledge of human behavior and the mind. Research psychology conducts experiments to better understand personality and social behavior. Applied psychology uses the results of research to solve social problems.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom and Britain, is a sovereign state located off the north-western coast of continental Europe.The two most famous (and oldest) universities are Oxford and Cambridge (often referred to as Oxbridge by many Britons) England also has several other world-class institutions, including several in London (notably Imperial College, the London School of Economics, University College London and King's College London, all are part of London University)

Canterbury is a historic cathedral city, and the name means "Kent people's stronghold". It’s home to four universities and several other higher education institutions that cover 25% of the adult population of Canterbury.

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MA Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities*

University of Kent, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Globally, some 70 million people have an intellectual disability and/or autism. The pattern of service provision in high income countries is often similar to that in the UK, though by no means universally so. Institutions [+]

Masters in Psychology in Canterbury in United Kingdom. Globally, some 70 million people have an intellectual disability and/or autism. The pattern of service provision in high income countries is often similar to that in the UK, though by no means universally so. Institutions remain the only option in many countries and even such rudimentary services as institutions are not available in many low income countries. Who are the students? Our students come from many different professional backgrounds (and none), people with many years (or very little) experience. The main qualification is a willingness to think afresh and to have your existing views challenged. Doing the course can be a transformational experience. Backgrounds of recent students have included: a psychology degree and some voluntary experience; speech and language therapy; several years working as a behaviour specialist; occupational therapy; work in supported housing or day provision; teaching etc. The mixture of students is a key element of the course with their diversity of experiences and views contributing greatly to teaching and learning. [-]

MSc Applied Behaviour Analysis

University of Kent, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Our understanding of human behaviour continues to lag behind our ability to control the natural world. Problems such as global warming are likely to require changes in our behaviour as much or more than technological solutions. Applied behaviour analysis is a coherent approach to understanding and changing behaviour with applications to a wide range of the social problems facing us today. [+]

Our understanding of human behaviour continues to lag behind our ability to control the natural world. Problems such as global warming are likely to require changes in our behaviour as much or more than technological solutions. Applied behaviour analysis is a coherent approach to understanding and changing behaviour with applications to a wide range of the social problems facing us today. Our postgraduate courses in Applied Behaviour Analysis provide a range of vocationally valuable opportunities to acquire knowledge, understanding and skills in the organisation and delivery of support to people with learning disabilities, autism and related difficulties. The mix of programmes available includes both distance learning and campus based options, practice or research routes and a flexible mix of learning and teaching methods. Course content You develop a critical understanding of concepts and principles of applied behaviour analysis with detailed knowledge of intellectual and developmental disabilities and experience of practice or conducting research in this field. You also develop methods of observing, recording and analysing behaviour and have the opportunity to conduct a research study or work-based learning project. Who should apply A good honours degree in a social science discipline is usually required, and we also accept applications from people with professional qualifications or with a less traditional educational background. [-]

MSc Analysis and Intervention in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

University of Kent, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

Applications received after April 4th will be considered for 2015 entry. It may be possible in exceptional circumstances to consider some post-4th April applications for 2014 entry, should spaces become available through [+]

Masters in Psychology in Canterbury in United Kingdom. Globally, some 70 million people have an intellectual disability and/or autism. The pattern of service provision in high income countries is often similar to that in the UK, though by no means universally so. Institutions remain the only option in many countries and even such rudimentary services as institutions are not available in many low income countries. Despite the successes many challenges remain. Many children and adults, especially those with complex needs, continue to live out of their local areas in institutional settings. Many children and families do not receive the early intervention or support that they need. Most adults do not have the opportunity to work. Health care remains of very poor quality. In short, many children and adults with intellectual disabilities and/or autism continue to be discriminated against and excluded from many aspects of an ordinary life. Changing this state of affairs requires staff with great skills. These skills include the capacity to understand and work with individuals for example, making sure that "challenging" behaviour does not prevent participation in ordinary activities. These skills also include the capacity to understand and work with systems for example, making sure that commissioners are aware of the needs of families or that policy and practice are consistent. We seek to develop this range of skills so that successful graduates have an in-depth understanding of all of the issues necessary to improve service provision, individual behaviour, staff attitudes and responses, organisations and their resistance to change, sound approaches to gathering and evaluating evidence and the social/policy context. Application Applications received after April 4th will be considered for 2015 entry. It may be possible in exceptional circumstances to consider some post-4th April applications for 2014 entry, should spaces become available through students being withdrawn. All students offered a place for 2014 entry should meet their conditions of offer by May 23rd 2014. If this is not done, we will defer them to 2015. The courses Our postgraduate courses all have one or more of three components: - Coursework, lectures, seminars and associated academic assignments on Service Issues, Research Methods, Social Psychology of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Behavioural Analysis and Intervention and including an Extended Essay - placements - clinical and service placements providing supervised experience and practical skill development - dissertation - a supervised research project on some aspect of intellectual/developmental disability Postgraduate certificate students complete coursework over one or two years. Postgraduate diploma students combine coursework with either placements or a dissertation, again usually over 1-2 years. MA students combine coursework with a longer dissertation. MSc students complete all three components in 1 year (full-time) or 2 years (part-time). The choice is yours! [-]

MA Autism Studies

University of Kent, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Applications received after April 4th will be considered for 2015 entry. It may be possible in exceptional circumstances to consider some post-4th April applications for 2014 entry, should spaces become available through [+]

Please note that all applications received before April 4th are guaranteed to be considered for 2014 entry. Applications received after April 4th will be considered for 2015 entry. It may be possible in exceptional circumstances to consider some post-4th April applications for 2014 entry, should spaces become available through students being withdrawn. All students offered a place for 2014 entry should meet their conditions of offer by May 23rd 2014. If this is not done, we will defer them to 2015. Teaching methods Modules will be taught via a mixture of web-based texts, recommended reading, guided study, campus-based teaching, video resources and online discussions. Moodle will be used as the virtual learning environment. Students will be provided with substantial reading material but will also be expected to pursue their own reading through journals (mostly available online or via document delivery) and books (through Kent library and local libraries). Campus-based students will have regular support during workshops and by e-mail from their dissertation supervisor/tutor. All distance learning students will have an assigned dissertation supervisor and/or tutor who will provide them with support by e-mail, via online discussion and via SKYPE or other video-conferencing software. Distance learning students can also meet their tutor in person if they live within travelling distance. Admission requirements Students are expected to have a first degree (equivalent to a lower second class degree (2:2) or higher), ideally in a social science relevant discipline. However, we will consider other qualifications on a case by case basis. Admission normally requires prior voluntary, professional or family experience of children or adults with autism spectrum conditions.Applicants may be admitted without such experience if they undertake to obtain relevant experience prior to or during their studies. For non-UK based students, evidence of ability to read, understand, write and speak English will be required. Two references are required, at least one of which should be an academic reference. Students who completed their first degree a long time ago should contact us for advice. [-]