Liverpool Hope’s MSc Psychology is designed as a conversion course and is accredited by the British Psychological Society. It offers graduates from other subjects the opportunity to start a new career in Psychology. In addition, the course is available to Psychology graduates who completed a Psychology degree which did not have accreditation from the British Psychological Society.
On successful completion of the course you will become eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). GBC is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. Eligibility to GBC is the prerequisite for entry onto postgraduate and professional training courses offered by the BPS.
The course covers the key topics of Psychology such as Biological Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Personality and Individual Differences and underpins these topics with research carried out in the Department. It has a strong component of Research Methods and Statistics which enables the successful candidates to design and conduct research not only in Psychology but also in other areas of social sciences.
The course is taught at Liverpool Hope’s Psychology Department. The Department is research active with increasing strength in Cognitive Psychology. As a Masters student of Psychology you will be directly involved in ongoing research projects as part of your learning experience.
Why choose this subject
· To open a wide range of opportunities for a new career in Psychology and beyond
· The programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society. This gives access to post-graduate training programmes in professional areas of psychology offered by the Society.
· To understand and explain human behaviour from a scientific perspective is very exciting.
· Psychology is a very interdisciplinary subject bridging science and social science.
· Strong methodological work is strength of psychological research. Therefore, research skills of Psychology graduates are highly valued transferable skills in a lot of other fields.
· The department has excellent research facilities including a colour vision lab, an EEG lab and a lab for experiments in cognition and perception
· You will benefit from well-established overseas links with institutions in Brazil, Germany, Finland, New Zealand and Russia
· The Department has a vibrant student-led Psychology Society which stages events and supports students with their academic and social life.
The course consists of four 30-credit taught modules and an individual research project leading to the Research Dissertation (60 credits).
Applicants normally require an Honours degree (minimum 2.2) in any subject, plus minimum GCSE Maths grade C (or Equivalent).
Tutors on the course have particular research interests in the core topics of the BPS curriculum as well as in a number of other areas. This includes perception, colour perception, action control, memory structures, working memory, development of reading and writing skills, expertise and talent, cognitive ageing, psychophysiological correlates of human behaviour, personal identity, evolutionary explanations of human behaviour, moral development, peace and conflict resolution, the role of religion, health and well-being behaviour, the role of Psychology for sport and exercise and much more
This MSc opens a wide range of career opportunities in Psychology and beyond, as you will have a broad array of research skills which can be applied to virtually any organizational setting. As a graduate of the MSc Psychology you will get access to postgraduate professional training courses offered by the BPS. This includes careers in Clinical Psychology, Counselling, Educational Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Health Psychology, Occupational Psychology and Sport Psychology. You will also be well qualified to continue research towards PhD and pursue an academic career.
You will acquire a broad range of transferable skills such as communication skills, problem solving, numeracy and statistical skills, critical and creative thinking, decision making, organisational skills, team-working, and IT skills. With these skills Psychology graduates are well placed for careers and further training in Health and Social Care, Marketing and PR, Management and Human Resources, Education and other fields in the Public Sector.