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Psychological Sciences MSc by Research

University of Gloucestershire

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Francis Close Hall Campus (Cheltenham)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    FEB-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

We offer research opportunities in Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience, Social Cognition, Forensic Psychology, and Health and Wellbeing.

Research areas are as follows:

Cognitive Psychology / Cognitive Neuroscience / Social Cognition

Decision-making in applied settings; situation awareness and applications to training for blue light services; team situation awareness, the role of unconscious emotional information in intuitive decision-making; virtual reality as a training tool; sound symbolism in infant word learning; creation and use of person-models in action prediction; using EEG in studies of anxiety, wellbeing and attainment.

Forensic Psychology

Investigative reasoning; investigative interviewing including training interviewers, interviewing vulnerable people, and the role of identity and cultural differences; eye-witness testimony; training expert witnesses; cyberpsychology and cybersecurity. Opportunities for cross-disciplinary research around topics in domestic abuse and homicide, stalking, and sexual violence.

Clinical and mental health and well-being

Psychosocial interventions for people with chronic disease or mental distress; the social scientific study of the arts and popular culture, identity and social interaction; the arts in therapeutic contexts; care for people with dementia; understanding of Borderline Personality Disorder and implications for care; mindfulness; the understanding of psychopathology in terms of underlying neuroscience; the neuroscience of attachment behaviour and empathy; contemporary relational approaches to therapy, brief therapies and couples work.

Health and Wellbeing

Psychology and social issues; psychological language; pedagogy, diversity and eLearning; qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Tuition fees

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£ 10,000per year

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University information

University of Gloucestershire

  • University League Table

    97th

  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

Diverse and inclusive community, welcoming students from over 60 countries worldwide.
Exceptional one-to-one support, with Helpzones on every campus.
Wide array of scholarships and awards for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    91st out of 118 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    111 52%

    80th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    24th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 77%

    94th

    33

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