Master of Science Programs in Applied Psychology

Compare 34 MSc Programs in Applied Psychology

Applied Psychology

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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MSc Work Psychology

Sheffield University Management School
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 United Kingdom Sheffield

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 ... [+]

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... [-]


MSc Applied Psychology

Middlesex University Mauritius
Campus Full time 18 months October 2019 Mauritius Vacoas-Phoenix

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 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). ... [-]

MSc in Psychology of Rehabilitation

Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Magdeburg

On the basis of a sound education in the field of clinical psychology, the Master's Program in Rehabilitation Psychology conveys the knowledge and expertise relevant to the professional, social, medical and psychological aspects of dysfunctions which in their interplay affect participation in everyday life (participation disorders). [+]

No restricted admission. Start of studies

The program begins each winter semester. Applicants with foreign certificates please apply until 31 July via uni-assist e.V..

Program objectives

On the basis of a sound education in the field of clinical psychology, the Master's Program in Rehabilitation Psychology conveys the knowledge and expertise relevant to the professional, social, medical and psychological aspects of dysfunctions which in their interplay affect participation in everyday life (participation disorders). Additionally, the course of study provides comprehensive insight into the system of rehabilitation assistance as well as quality assurance and evaluation. Thus, graduates can prepare themselves for the practices of the respective models of assistance and eventually develop them further within the framework of the legal and financial parameters or adjust them to fit the needs of their clients. Furthermore, the students are qualified for the areas of quality management and quality assurance within the field of rehabilitation. For this purpose, it is indispensable to explore and integrate the latest findings from theory and research.... [-]


Master of Science in Counselling and Consulting Psychology (MSc)

International University of the Caribbean
Campus Part time 2 years September 2019 Jamaica Kingston

The objective of the Master of Science in Counselling & Consulting Psychology (MCCP) is to train persons to be competent in the dual disciplines of Counselling and Consulting Psychology. Graduates will demonstrate a range of solution-oriented skills in dealing with individual, group, and organizational problems using counseling and/or consulting expertise. [+]

Master of Science in Counselling and Consulting Psychology (MSc)

The objective of the Master of Science in Counselling & Consulting Psychology (MCCP) is to train persons to be competent in the dual disciplines of Counselling and Consulting Psychology. Graduates will demonstrate a range of solution-oriented skills in dealing with individual, group, and organizational problems using counselling and/or consulting expertise.

Core Courses Counselling & Consulting Psychology Counselling & Consulting Skills Professional Ethics Lifespan Psychology Counselling Theories I & II Psychopathology Organizational Development & Intervention Strategic Planning & Management Psychometrics, Organizing for Marketing Elective Courses Program and Project Evaluation Practicum Supervision Performance Counselling Community Psychology & Development Forensic Psychology Art Therapy Entry Requirements ... [-]

Master of science psychology with focus on clinical psychology and psychological empowerment

Diploma University of Applied Sciences
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 5 semesters April 2019 Germany Magdeburg Germany Online + 2 more

The Master's program "Psychology with a focus on clinical psychology and psychological empowerment" is designed for graduates who are looking for a diverse field of work. During the semester five standard period of study in-depth knowledge and expertise of clinical psychology and psychological empowerment with health, preventive and economic issues are innovative and interdisciplinary connected. [+]

​The Master's Program "Psychology with a focus on clinical psychology and psychological empowerment" trains graduates to a wide field of activity is waiting. During the semester five standard period of study in-depth knowledge and expertise of clinical psychology and psychological empowerment with health, preventive and economic issues are innovative and interdisciplinary connected.

The focus of the program are always concrete practice and reflection units that recourse to the solution of recurring social problems. but it also constitutes a fine foundation for in-depth education and training in the field of clinical psychology and occupational health psychology.

In implementing this Master's program, the DIPLOMA university collaborates on the organized spot the virtual and the real presence dates and a good network of offices and clinics with the MEU Study Center in Magdeburg is given in which the internship can be completed. is technically in charge at the Study Center in Magdeburg Prof. Dr. Armbruster. He is available for questions about the study or the end of the study organization at your disposal. The MEU is a subsidiary of the MAPP Institute, a nationally recognized, prestigious training center for psychotherapy.... [-]


MSc Media Psychology

University of Salford
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

Learn how psychology can be used to understand the interaction of audiences with media. [+]

In Brief: Develop a unique professional profile, applying psychology to understand, develop and predict people's interaction with media This is the only dedicated postgraduate course in the UK focussing on the relationships between media and psychology from both academic and professional perspectives Based at MediaCityUK - the heart of the region's creative and digital industry Part-time study option Based at MediaCityUK International students can apply Course Summary

Learn how psychology can be used to understand the interaction of audiences with media.

During your time with us, you will explore the psychological effects of media, how media use can be researched and evaluated, and how to communicate with different audiences across different media.... [-]


Master in Development and Socialisation in Childhood and Adolescence

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

The two-year Master’s program in Development and Socialisation in Childhood and Adolescence (DaSCA) gives you the theoretical and methodological background to analyze this development. [+]

About

Why is it that young males, in particular, tend to get involved in crime? Is it because they have the "wrong" friends? Were they not socialized properly? Is it due to dispositional factors? Are there hereditary factors at work?

From the day a child is born, his family and the culture in which he’s raised have a huge impact on his socio-emotional development and psychological adjustment. As he grows up, his school and networks of friends and peers become more and more influential in his development. The two-year Master’s program in Development and Socialisation in Childhood and Adolescence (DaSCA) gives you the theoretical and methodological background to analyze this development. ... [-]


Developmental Psychology MSc

University of Dundee - School of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 months September 2019 United Kingdom Dundee + 1 more

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. [+]

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.... [-]


MSc in Psychology: Cognitive Psychology and Psychophysiology

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands 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 between two tasks? And how does all that mental activity affect the body? [+]

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/... [-]


MSc in Applied Social Psychology

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Russia Moscow

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. [+]

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.... [-]


MSc Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies (Research)

Leiden University
Campus Full time 2 years February 2019 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 1 more

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 and related disciplines. [+]

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.... [-]


MSc in Business Psychology

Heriot Watt Unviersity Dubai
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Arab Emirates Academic City + 1 more

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. [+]

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).... [-]


Masters in Applied Psychology (MSc)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2019 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

Completion of this course will prepare students to work as registered psychologists in a chosen professional field. [+]

Why study MSc Applied Psychology at Middlesex?

Designed with an emphasis on qualitative and quantitative research, this course equips you with a sound understanding of the theoretical and practical issues in applied psychology. Based at our Hendon Campus in London, you will benefit from the experience of our dedicated and enthusiastic staff. You will gain access to some of the pioneering psychology facilities for teaching and research in the UK.

This programme is ideally suited to those who may wish to extend their research interests to doctoral level or who work in local and central government agencies around the world. It can also be a stepping-stone for developing an interest in professional practice following further related studies. The course has a step-off point at Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate and covers Neuropsychology, Health, Business and Counselling and Psychotherapy.... [-]


MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Psychology of Faces)

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2019 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The University of Stirling has a long history of expertise in the diverse aspects of face research. This course will help you increase your understanding of psychological research methods and allow you to focus the majority of your efforts in face research. [+]

Overview

The University of Stirling has a long history of expertise in the diverse aspects of face research. This course will help you increase your understanding of psychological research methods and allow you to focus the majority of your efforts in face research.

Our internationally renowned team of experts studies almost all aspects of face perception, including:

low-level visual processing adaptation gaze perception social perception, such as mate preference and attractiveness mechanisms of recognition forensic aspects such as unfamiliar face matching and eye-witness recovery of memories for faces

Our research has led to EvoFIT, a unique system for constructing facial composites of offenders by witnesses and victims of crime, which has a suspect identification rate ten times higher than traditional methods used by police.... [-]


MSc Psychology: Developmental Psychology

Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Maastricht

The master’s specialisation in Developmental Psychology will help you understand how certain behaviours and cognitive functions relate to a person’s psychological and biological constitution and the development of the brain. [+]

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.... [-]