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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Bangor University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About This Course

Our Psychology MA is a new course designed to offer advanced study in psychology with an emphasis on both research excellence and critical writing skills. Following two semesters of academic study, students write a stand-alone literature review in an area of psychology that particularly appeals to them. This may be an idea or theory that the graduate is already developing, or may be in an area that they become interested in during the course. An academic supervisor will help students to develop their ideas and hone their writing skills, providing support for the literature review. Students can choose to follow a general programme or specialise by choosing particular options in semesters one and two.

Students wishing to can exit the programme after achieving either a PG Certificate or PG Diploma if they don’t wish to undertake the full MA.

Programme Aims

To provide post-graduate foundation in psychology and psychological research;
To evaluative psychological research methodology, experimental design and analysis;
To provide the conceptual tools necessary for insight into psychological processes and meanings within several key domains of psychology that the student selects;
To enable students to develop a critical and evaluative understanding of different approaches to psychological study;
To develop key skills in psychological research such as scientific writing, critical analysis of research and communicating research in psychology;
To enable students to produce a substantial written dissertation demonstrating their ability to understand, evaluate and integrate psychological research into a coherent body.

Careers

The course is especially recommended to graduates who want to pursue a career in psychology-related humanities, the health-care professions and social-sciences such as scientific journalism, business management, occupational psychology, marketing and medical care. Whatever are the individual’s career aspirations, students receive training and practice during the course of their studies to increase their employment prospects. For example, students attend a mock, filmed interview in application for a PhD studentship, and their performance is reviewed and assessed and discussed with their tutor. Recent graduates have secured a variety of posts, including Programme Coordinator at a prestigious Medical College in USA, Commercial Management Graduate with Coca-Cola, and Marketing Coordinator at Brother Industries.

Application deadline

11 June 2021

Tuition fees

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University information

Bangor University

  • University League Table

    65th

  • Campus address

    Bangor University, Bangor (Wales), LL57 2DG, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    34th out of 118 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    117 56%

    60th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58.0 58%

    43rd

    12
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    8th

    3

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