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Enrolling in a Master of Science (MSc) in Applied Psychology program allows students to delve into a variety of applied psychological fields. This degree provides a wide range of skills and knowledge that can be utilized for interpersonal and professional affairs alike. It may also be used as a stepping-stone for those who wish advance to a doctoral program, or additional masters-level specialty degrees.

What is an MSc in Applied Psychology exactly? This postgraduate degree will provide students with knowledge of theoretical and practical applications in various areas of applied psychology. This often includes coursework in organizational psychology, education, forensics, neuropsychology, and counseling. Programs also usually provide research training, including the exploration of statistical methods and research techniques. Students may also learn survey methods, data analysis, research proposal development, and ethical and professional considerations.

There are several reasons why students may choose to explore a Masters in Applied Psychology. For starters, the degree can provide training for those who wish to further their education, either at the doctoral level or with other specialized postgraduate degrees. Those who intend to pursue careers that require a high level of psychological expertise can greatly benefit from this degree. In addition, many graduates enjoy being able to help individuals and families.

The cost for a Master of Science in Applied Psychology varies greatly depending on the university. It is very important that you thoroughly research any school you are interested in prior to enrolling.

Career opportunities for those who complete an MSc in Applied Psychology can enjoy employment in a variety of different fields. Many graduates find themselves in business, education, or government jobs, while others choose to pursue academic research, or even independent consulting.

There are both national and international options for the MSc in Applied Psychology program, and online programs are available. Online degree programs are typically much more flexible, making them an ideal solution for students whose schedules or prior obligations prevent them from adhering to a traditional program at a brick-and-mortar campus. To get started today, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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33 Results in Applied Psychology

Sheffield University Management School

Developing skills for a career in enhancing organisational and personal effectiveness, our MSc in Work Psychology equips you with the practical skills necessary for a car ... [+]

Developing skills for a career in enhancing organisational and personal effectiveness, our MSc in Work Psychology equips you with the practical skills necessary for a career in organisational effectiveness. It is the same course as our MSc Occupational Psychology but provides a route for students without a British Psychological Society (BPS) recognised degree and so is not accredited by the BPS and cannot be used as a route to becoming a registered Occupational Psychologist. However, if you have graduated from a BPS recognised degree, you can apply for our MSc Occupational Psychology.Taught by academics at the world-leading Institute of Work Psychology (IWP) – home to one of the largest groups of organisational psychology experts in Europe – students on this 12 month MSc discover a programme that is both participative and interactive. We have a commitment to increasing understanding of occupational well-being and effectiveness and identifying factors leading to their enhancement.The IWP works with a range of public and private sector organisations and acts as an advisory body to practitioners, professional bodies and policy-makers. You benefit from being part of its dynamic research culture which is embedded in the teaching, complemented by established links with organisations and a supportive community of passionate, committed staff.The CourseOur MSc in Work Psychology is taught full-time from autumn to spring, through a combination of lectures, seminars, case studies, group work for collaborative learning and web-based discussion groups. This taught period is followed by a dissertation where students conduct a research project within an organisation... [-]

United Kingdom Sheffield
September 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
Diploma University of Applied Sciences

The Master program "Psychology with focus on Clinical Psychology and Psychological Empowerment" trains graduates for whom a diverse field of activity awaits. Over the cou ... [+]

The Master program "Psychology with focus on Clinical Psychology and Psychological Empowerment" trains graduates for whom a diverse field of activity awaits. Over the course of the five-semester regular study period, in-depth knowledge and skills in clinical psychology and psychological empowerment are combined with health, preventive and economic issues in an innovative and interdisciplinary manner.

The study program focuses on concrete exercises and reflection units, which recur to the solution of recurring social problems. But it also represents an excellent basis for in-depth training and further education in the field of clinical psychology as well as occupational and health psychology.... [-]

Germany Magdeburg Germany Online
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German
Full-time
Part-time
5 semesters
Online & Campus Combined
Wright State University

Human Factors (HF) and Industrial/Organizational (IO) Psychology are fields that explore basic theories of human and group performance and the practical implications for ... [+]

Program Description

Human Factors (HF) and Industrial/Organizational (IO) Psychology are fields that explore basic theories of human and group performance and the practical implications for improving the quality of socio-technical systems. The HF program places special emphasis on human perception and cognition. The IO program emphasizes individual, group, and organizational behavior in work settings. Together these programs provide a strong foundation for applying psychological theories to the design of more effective technologies and work organizations. Our program offers unique opportunities to collaborate with local industries and government laboratories such as the Human Effectiveness Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AFB. It also provides opportunities for students to participate in interdisciplinary collaborations on problem-centered research projects associated with interface design, training, selection, decision-making, and team coordination. These problems can be explored in a wide range of application domains, including aerospace, healthcare, public and private sector businesses, military operations, and emergency operations.... [-]

USA Dayton
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Dundee - School of Social Sciences

With a focus on infant and child development, the course addresses a comprehensive range of topics surrounding typical and atypical development. Different theoretical app ... [+]

Overview

With a focus on infant and child development, the course addresses a comprehensive range of topics surrounding typical and atypical development. Different theoretical approaches to development will be explored together with consideration of comparative and cross-cultural approaches. You will be taught by academic staff at the forefront of psychological research and conduct a dissertation under their supervision.

A distinctive feature of our course is the opportunity to participate in ongoing research that the University is conducting in partnership with local Education Services for the Research in Practice module. This provides practical experience of conducting psychological research with young children. It also provides the chance to experience psychological work in 'real world' settings and in collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams of professionals.... [-]

United Kingdom Dundee
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
12 months
Campus
Higher School of Economics

Applied Social Psychology trains students in theoretical and applied social psychology, preparing them for careers in academia or in applied research settings. Students c ... [+]

Programme Overview

Double Degree MSc in Applied Social Psychology

Structure of the programme: 1st year at HSE, optional 2nd year at Tilburg University (for the Double Degree) or HSE.

Applied Social Psychology trains students in theoretical and applied social psychology, preparing them for careers in academia or in applied research settings. Students can enrol in a double-degree track, which will enable them to earn a degree from Tilburg University (the Netherlands) in addition to a degree from HSE University. Courses are taught by HSE lecturers and renowned experts from leading social and psychological schools worldwide. Students choose the areas that they wish to focus on so that they are well equipped to launch their careers after graduation.... [-]

Russia Moscow
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Utrecht University

This Master’s will enable you to develop yourself into an academic professional. You will learn to analyze, evaluate and solve practical problems in a theoretical and emp ... [+]

Analyzing And Tackling Social Issues Concerning Youth, Education, And Society

In our overscheduled society is there still enough time for childrearing? How do families and childrearing change through the use of social media? How can we tackle polarization in multi-ethnic classrooms? What leads to game addiction and inactivity in our society? How do we make our schools inclusive? What do children need to find their own solutions to bullying at school? How do parenting support programs developed in Western countries fit into non-Western communities? How should the new frameworks for youth care in the Netherlands be structured? What can we learn from foreign approaches to education and youth services?... [-]

Netherlands Utrecht
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
Leiden University

The aim of this programme is to promote the scientific development of young academics on the path to becoming independent researchers within education and child studies a ... [+]

The aim of the research master’s programme Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies is to promote the scientific development of young academics on the path to becoming independent researchers within education and child studies and related disciplines.

Graduates are able to design, conduct and evaluate applied scientific research, and in doing this can make the link between (clinical) practice and science.

The programme Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies is designed in such a way that it can explicitly serve as preparatory training for a PhD position. The programme also offers the opportunity to specialise in the field of social work and youth care, which meets society’s need for academics who are trained in evidence-based clinical assessment and treatment for children and families with psychological problems.... [-]

Netherlands Leiden The Hague
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Heriot-Watt University Dubai

The programme is aimed at people already in, or aspiring towards, a career in management or human resource-related fields within any industry. It also provides training f ... [+]

Overview

The programme is aimed at people already in, or aspiring towards, a career in management or human resource-related fields within any industry. It also provides training for those wishing to pursue specialist consultancy work in business psychology. This programme provides a detailed understanding of various aspects of psychology relevant to the workplace. Students may find some subject areas familiar from previous studies in business management. In all areas, however, the business psychology approach is to utilise primary research data and psychological principles to analyse situations and develop evidence-based policies.

January entrants

Students starting the programme in January should note that it runs full-time for 2 semesters (12 months) + dissertation (February to April, 3 months) (total 16 months), or part-time runs for 4 semesters (24 months) + dissertation (March to August, 6 months) (total 30 months).... [-]

United Arab Emirates Academic City
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Groningen

How do we store information in working memory? What changes in that process during aging? How does mood affect our perceptions? What brain areas allow you to switch betwe ... [+]

Cognitive psychology and psychophysiology study cognitive functioning (memory, learning, perception, etc.) of healthy people.

In the master track Cognitive Psychology and Psychophysiology you study – amongst others – these questions. You will learn about the latest theories and insights in this broad area, and you will get hands-on experience with research tools such as advanced reaction time analyses, EEG and TMS. You will put all this knowledge into practice during your master's research project. In the programme, we put a strong emphasis on applications of all the theory you study: over and over again, we will ask “how can we use this knowledge in everyday life?”

http://www.rug.nl/masters/cognitive-psychology-and-psychophysiology/... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
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Full-time
12 months
Campus
University of Edinburgh - School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences

This programme examines the wide landscape of issues that arise where the philosophy of mind meets the study of psychology, linguistics, and cognitive science. In particu ... [+]

Programme overview

This programme examines the wide landscape of issues that arise where the philosophy of mind meets the study of psychology, linguistics, and cognitive science. In particular, the programme links these issues with the growing body of work in embodied cognition, one of the most exciting areas of contemporary research in the philosophy of mind.

The University is at the cutting edge of research in philosophy and has particular strength in areas that require collaboration between philosophy, psychology, and linguistics.

In December 2014, the Research Excellence Framework highlighted our work in philosophy of mind and cognition as deserving of special mention.

Why study Mind, Language & Embodied Cognition at Edinburgh? Philosophy research at Edinburgh ranks 2nd in Scotland and 7th in the UK in the THE ranking by the subject of the REF 2014. An opportunity to hear from a wide range of high-profile academics from across the world, with figures such as Daniel Dennett, Steven Pinker, and Simon Blackburn having visited the University to speak to staff and students Our own Professor Andy Clark is one of the leading contemporary thinkers in the philosophy of mind and is known in particular for his exploration of the Extended Mind Hypothesis. Programme structure and assessment ... [-]
United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Mediterranean College, Athens

The MSc in Applied Psychology: Clinical Psychology and Counselling is designed to help students work effectively as a clinical psychologist with clinical individuals and ... [+]

A unique programme focusing on the applications of clinical psychology while at the same time enriching students’ counselling skills. In-depth knowledge combining two fields of study: clinical psychology and counselling, with emphasis on cognitive behavioural therapy. High-quality teaching from experienced academics and active professionals. Access to a fully-equipped observation suite (with a one-way mirror and audio-visual recording) appropriate for focus groups, interviews, role-playing and observational studies. Rooted in practice with the use of real-life examples, case studies and placement.

The MSc in Applied Psychology: Clinical Psychology and Counselling is designed to help students work effectively as a clinical psychologist with clinical individuals and other professionals, by acquiring the essential theoretical and empirical knowledge, as well as essential therapeutic counselling skills, emphasizing on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), to meet the profession’s demands. The programme covers theories and empirical evidence around mental health, disorders and psychopathology, neuropsychology and psychopharmacology. The programme stresses the understanding of psychological functioning, as well as ways of dealing with psychological dysfunction and disorders, on every-day functionality. ... [-]

Greece Athens
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

The master’s specialisation in Developmental Psychology will help you understand how certain behaviours and cognitive functions relate to a person’s psychological and bio ... [+]

Developmental Psychology

Are you curious about how psychological and biological factors, such as genetics and biochemistry, play a role in cognitive development? Do you want to investigate which factors contribute to the development of disorders such as autism or dyslexia? Are you interested in learning how to measure brain processes and use various diagnostic tools? Then the master’s specialisation in Developmental Psychology could be right for you. You’ll study the most recent developmental theories and research findings. And you’ll learn to apply various diagnostic and research tools in the clinical field and developmental research. This will make you well-prepared to work as a psychologist or researcher in mental health or educational institutions.... [-]

Netherlands Maastricht
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Stirling

On this MSc, you’ll benefit from the expertise of our leading researchers in evolutionary psychology, who have a particular interest in cultural evolution and language, s ... [+]

Overview

On this MSc, you’ll benefit from the expertise of our leading researchers in evolutionary psychology, who have a particular interest in cultural evolution and language, social learning and ‘mate choice’. Our staff are also at the forefront of new developments in applying evolutionary principles to address real-world issues.

Students interested in comparative approaches and animal behaviour will benefit from the knowledge of other members of our Behaviour and Evolution Research Group. Their world-leading research on behaviour and cognition in primates, dogs and elephants are being applied to real-world problems, including conservation, human-animal interaction and animal welfare.... [-]

United Kingdom Stirling
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Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
Campus
Cardiff Metropolitan University

The MSc in Sports Psychology and Applied Sports Psychology provide students with the opportunity to extend their theoretical and applied knowledge and understanding of sp ... [+]

Course Overview

The British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited MSc in Sport Psychology provides students with the opportunity to extend their theoretical and applied knowledge and understanding of sport psychology within a supportive student centred environment. Graduates from the programme (who also hold a Graduate Basis Chartered UG degree) are deemed to have met stage one of the requirements for Chartered Membership of the Society (CPsychol) and full membership of the Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology within the BPS. The programme is designed to be flexible, meet students' needs and develop a range of transferable skills that will enhance their employability. The programme is delivered by a team of dedicated sport psychology staff, many of whom are at the forefront of international research and professional practice developments in their respective fields. The application of theory to professional practice is a key strength of the programme. ... [-]

United Kingdom Cardiff
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 4 years
Campus
Middlesex University Mauritius

The programme aims to provide an intellectual setting within which students can both develop a fuller appreciation of substantive areas of applied psychology and improve ... [+]

The programme aims to provide an intellectual setting within which students can both develop a fuller appreciation of substantive areas of applied psychology and improve their practical and analytical skills. The programme aims to provide a learning environment within which the successful student will:

Gain knowledge and understanding of key areas of Applied Psychology (e.g. Education, Health, Neuropsychology, Counselling, Business and Psychotherapy) Develop core practical/research skills broadly relevant across a number of areas within Applied Psychology Gain knowledge and critical understanding of the various research techniques and statistical methods that may be viewed as appropriate to a postgraduate level training in psychology Gain experience developing practical research, analytical and reporting skills working either as a member of a team or individually. Make an appropriate contribution to research within an area of Applied Psychology (applies to those completing the MSc). ... [-]
Mauritius Vacoas-Phoenix
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Full-time
18 months
Campus