Master of Science in Psychology

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Master of Science in Psychology

Overview

People are endlessly fascinating. The closer you look, the more complicated you will see that they are. Psychology is a scientific discipline that is devoted to understanding what makes us who we are. By studying our minds and our behavior, it seeks to unravel the immense rich complexity of being a human.

The London Met Master of Science in Psychology programme is specially designed for non-psychology graduates and graduates with non-accredited psychology degrees. The 1-year course covers a broad curriculum with optional modules in applied psychology that seeks to provide one with all the necessary skills to become a psychologist. 

12 Months (Part Time)
Ranked 16th in London for Psychology *

*The Complete University Guide 2021

Programme Structure

Structured around the work commitments and priorities of working professionals, the 1-year (part time) London Metropolitan MSc Psychology includes 6 modules and a dissertation

Syllabus

Students will develop their understanding of key theories in cognitive psychology. Students' ability to think critically about these theories, especially in the context of empirical evidence will be facilitated. Research skills will be developed by running a cognitive psychology experiment and presenting these findings in a research report.

This module seeks to: 1. develop students’ systematic understanding of theories of cognitive and social development throughout the lifespan, 2. facilitate their abilities to think critically about these theories, especially in the context of empirical evidence, and 3. further develop their skills in locating primary sources, and to read, understand, critically evaluate and accurately communicate the relevant information.

This module provides students with systematic understanding of key theories of individual differences in the areas of personality, intelligence, motivation and emotion. It also develops students’ comprehensive understanding of how these topics can be scientifically investigated using appropriate research methodologies and foster students’ skills in the development of academic argument and critical evaluation in these core areas of psychology.

This module provides students with a systematic understanding of the theory and research relating to the role of biological mechanisms in behaviour, including an evaluation of the use of animal experiments in psychology, and a critical examination of the behavioural and environmental context of psychobiology and different levels of psychobiological analysis.

This module provides students with systematic understanding of theory and research relating to social cognition, social identity, and social behaviour.

This module is introduces students to methods of psychological investigation and to develop their ability to design such investigations, to understand the ethical implications of the methods used, and to assess the data collected. Each of these aims is associated with general competencies that are highly valued in employment settings (e.g., communication, numeracy, critical thinking). The module also aims to facilitate integration of students’ knowledge and understanding of research methods with their knowledge and understanding in core areas of psychology, e.g. cognitive or developmental psychology) and to provide students with a firm foundation for their Master’s level project.

This module supports the process of planning, carrying out, and writing up an independent empirical research project in any area of psychology (12000 words).

Assessment

You’ll be assessed with essays, practical reports, presentations, end-of-module examinations, and a 12,000-word dissertation.

Delivery Structure

Each module is delivered over two consecutive full weekends (Sat & Sun, 9am to 5.30pm) per month by registered psychologists and qualified academia with extensive years of professional practice experience. You will learn through means of interactive lectures, experiential skill workshops, and group discussions / role plays.

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Doctor of Professional Studies

  • CEO of Psych.Line Consultant.
  • A prolific faculty member that brings leadership from the concert hall to the boardroom.
  • 20 years of in the hr & psychology field including 12 years of teaching experience.

 

Philosophy of Doctorate (PhD), Counselling Psychology

  • Associate Member of Singapore Psychological Society (SPS) since 2008.
  • Associate Member of Singapore Association for Counselling since 2010.
  • Has more than 10 years of teaching experience. 

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Masters of Social Science in Sociology 

  • Lectured on Core Social Science and Security Studies modules as well as Psychology at the advanced diploma and diploma levels.
  • Was a head tutor, supervised and coordinated tutor and students matters in various MENDAKI centers under the MENDAKI Tuition Scheme (MTS).
  • Managed over 50 tutors and 500 students.

Career

Our Master of Science in Psychology degree equips graduates with all the skills towards becoming a psychologist. After completion of this degree, it will allow you to progress to a postgraduate professional training programme in an area of psychology including forensic, clinical, health, educational, occupational and counselling psychology.

Possible future career options include that of:

  • Social psychologist
  • Cognitive psychologist
  • Biological psychologist
  • Evolutionary psychologist
  • Developmental psychologist
  • Educational psychologist
  • Individual differences psychologist
  • Organizational psychologist
  • User experience researcher / designer
  • Human factors specialist
  • Human resources etc.
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Degree Awarded

Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded a Master of Science in Psychology degree by London Metropolitan University.

The Degree awarded will be the same as that awarded on-campus.

Admission Criteria

Participants are expected to contribute to the class learning experiences in a cohort and peer learning environment. You will be assessed based on experience, aptitude, potential and skills.

An undergraduate degree at grade 2.2 or above in any discipline

Mature candidates above 30 years with a minimum of 8 years working experience may be considered on a case to case basis

GCE 'O' level Mathematics at C6 or above (or equivalent)

Applicants are required to demonstrate the ability to study in English; IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each component or equivalent

Commencement Date

Next intake: September 2021

Fees

Please download the brochure or enquire with us at 8358 8088 for more information.

Enquiries

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Stanley at 8358 8088.

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