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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Bolton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN, SEP

  • Duration

    18 months

Course summary

Are you a psychology graduate who wants to develop your knowledge even further or is particularly interested in a career in psychology? The MSc Psychology will allow you to progress into more advanced study or to graduate level roles in professional areas of psychology requiring further study at doctoral level.

Course Details

The University of Bolton was one of the first to establish a degree course in the subject of psychology and the Department has a well-respected, vibrant learning and research culture. This course offers you the opportunity to build on the knowledge and understanding gained from your undergraduate studies, develop your intellectual and thinking skills to a very high standard and enhance your independent research abilities.

You’ll be guided and taught by highly skilled and experienced staff focused on maximising your potential. They will encourage you to develop an advanced critical appreciation of contemporary methods, theories and issues in psychology highlighting the links between your research and clinical practice. You’ll apply your research and analysis skills to a substantial piece of independent research, demonstrating your understanding of appropriate ethical issues in context.

The course is also designed to enhance your practice, providing you with employment and career progression opportunities for a diverse range of careers, including psychology and therapy, the helping or health professions, social work, education, private practice, human resources and retail management.

Career Opportunities

The MSc Psychology is for psychology graduates who wish to develop their knowledge to an advanced level or are particularly interested in enhancing their skill set in preparation for a career in psychology. By studying on this course you can develop an advanced critical appreciation of contemporary methods, theories and issues in psychology, and build upon and enhance the skills you acquired from your undergraduate studies.

We’ll support you as you further develop your skills in research and analysis and apply them to a substantial piece of independent research. On successful completion of the course you’ll have enhanced academic skills, the ability to develop arguments supported by relevant evidence, along with greater problem solving, interpersonal awareness, communication, team work, and IT and data handling skills.

What Can I Do With This Qualification?

A postgraduate qualification in psychology can enhance your skills for a diverse range of careers, including human resources, retail management, marketing and professions associated with medicine.

Careers directly related to psychology such as clinical psychology, educational psychology and occupational psychology, require postgraduate study on accredited higher degrees and professional doctorates.

Psychology graduates can also progress to graduate schemes which are long term employment contracts usually with a large corporate company offering advanced training packages.

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University information

University of Bolton

  • University League Table

    127th

  • Campus address

    University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton, Bolton, BL3 5AB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    76th out of 118 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    107 50%

    93rd

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    61 61%

    66th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.46 89%

    1st

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