Why study this course
This course is aimed at students who wish to extend their understanding of Psychology, to become better prepared for a quality employment situation, or who wish to aim for a further degree. It is specifically aimed at those who do not want to actively conduct lab-based research and would prefer to focus on synthesising current knowledge in new and meaningful ways. 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.
- You will gain insight and in-depth knowledge of contemporary topics in Psychology
- This course will uniquely give you skills and experience with activities that promote public engagement with science (communicating science to the public)
- You will develop the skills to allow you to both critique and communicate psychological research
- You will develop key transferable skills
You do not need a degree in Psychology (we only ask that your first degree has some Psychology content).
A wide range of careers are open to students graduating with an MA in Psychology. The MA develops key skills that are highly attractive to employers, namely critical analysis skills, presentation and science writing skills, as well as public engagement (communicating science to the public) skills.
Our students are excellent candidates for research knowledge related employment in both private and public sector organisations including roles in research support and knowledge transfer and positions in industry, the media and with non-clinical employers.
This MA is also excellent preparation for PhD or other advanced degree positions.