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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University Centre Shrewsbury

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course overview

This applied degree offers in-depth coverage of how psychology is relevant to areas that are critical to a functioning society. Course content focuses on three core areas (healthcare, education, and the workplace) but you will be exposed to a range of disciplines in which psychology is applied (including forensic settings, counselling, and politics).

You will have the opportunity to undertake research within an area of psychology that is of interest to you. For example, you can integrate the coursework to support your current area of expertise or use it as a platform to explore other related interests or career paths.

Why study this course with us?

The Applied Psychology group at UCS offers a close-knit and supportive community, making it possible to tailor your degree around enhancing your personal and professional skills. The degree is flexible and taught by researchers and practitioners in the field, exposing you to different perspectives in the area of applied psychology. Importantly, the course structure takes a blended-learning approach, combining face-to-face sessions with distance learning. Not only does this format allow you to study around work and family life, but it also offers the best of both worlds: a vibrant postgraduate community as well as the flexibility to learn in your own time.

Assessment

Assessments will take a range of forms and include a combination of essays, presentations, blogs, lab work, workshop delivery, exams, and a Master's-level research-based dissertation.

Job prospects

The course is designed to give you the skills needed to advance in your current career (through increased knowledge and research experience), act as a springboard for changing careers (with more focus on psychology), and/or prepare you for a career in research. The course does not confer Practitioner Psychologist status.

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University information

University of Chester

  • University League Table

    94th

  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

With over 19,000 students from 130 countries, the university provides a diverse, vibrant and safe location for a growing number of international students.
Students can choose from a comprehensive range of over 500 courses across all levels, taught at specialist sites with modern facilities.
Courses promote practical learning to enhance employability, with industry placements or overseas opportunities from five weeks to one year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    88th out of 118 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    109 51%

    87th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54 54%

    94th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.26 85%

    10th

    12

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