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Applied Psychology MSc

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
January

Overview Updated 05/08/2020

This course is currently suspending applications for September 2020. Applications are now open for January 2021

The MSc in Applied Psychology has three distinct and separate pathways of study allowing you to focus on Psychology in Business and Organisations, Psychology in Education or Positive Psychology. You can elect to study topics in your chosen area of interest and it allows you to tailor your degree to meet your career aspirations.

Whether you wish to follow an applied career in an area of Psychology, or go on to further study at PhD level, this programme gives you the skills, qualification and insight to follow your ambitions.

To apply for this course please choose one of the following pathways:

Applied Psychology MSc (Psychology in Business and Organisations)

Apply for January Full Time
Apply for January Part Time

Applied Psychology MSc (Psychology in Education)

Apply for January Full Time
Apply for January Part Time

Applied Psychology MSc (Psychology in Positive Psychology)

Apply for January Full Time
Apply for January Part Time

Course

Highlights

  • Subject specific modules tailored to the individual pathways allow you to design your degree to meet your career aspirations.
  • Opportunity to undertake 150 hours of work-based learning
  • Gain hands-on experience of applying psychology and provide you with excellent networking opportunities within the region
  • Taught by motivated staff who are leading researchers in areas of applied psychology

Additional

Information

Experiential Learning Opportunities

The one-year full time route is suitable for international students and the part-time, two-year programme offers another degree of flexibility. The programme is planned to run on one day a week in addition to the placement hours during two trimesters.

This postgraduate programme is not seeking BPS accreditation. For individuals interested in pursuing career paths that depend on professionally regulated titles in Psychology and/or BPS Chartership (CPsychol), our MSc Psychology conversion course might be more suitable.

In accordance with the University of Northampton’s Changemaker status and strategy to “Transform Lives and Inspire Change”, this programme is committed to a set of values designed to develop students to live responsibly; work collaboratively; be resourceful; practice empathy and stay true to their personal values. Integral elements of this curriculum design are the experiential learning opportunities – experiences to help you understand more about the world around you and how this connects to your studies and future. Consequently, you will have the opportunity to meet and network with other inspirational changemakers and people from industry.

Course Details

The MSc Applied Psychology offers six modules, one of which will help you to build on your prior understanding of Research Methods and to apply your methodological expertise to a Masters-level empirical dissertation.

Read more

Careers

Psychology in Business and Organisations

The psychological knowledge and understanding acquired can be applied in a broad range of professional contexts, for example:

Private, public and third sectors – Human resources, training & development, personnel management, ergonomics, marketing, customer relations, union representatives.

Careers

Psychology in Education

Educational and early years sector – teacher/parent/community support, health and social services, consultancy.

Careers

Positive Psychology

Educational sectors, Research and Government agencies, healthcare facilities, human resources, consultancies/trainers.

Contacts

Course Enquiries

Application status enquiries
admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Applying for 2020
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – 6.5 overall (or equivalent)
    ·         with a score no lower than 6.0 for writing and no remaining band/component below 5.5 for postgraduate study

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

To meet the standard entry criteria, you are required to hold a minimum of a GCSE ‘C’ Grade (or Internationally recognised equivalent) in Mathematics.

You should also have completed an Honours degree in Psychology (single/joint honours) of at least 2:2 classification. Due to the use of statistical methods within psychology, you should be able to evidence that you are familiar with the following topics:

  • Means and standard deviations
  • Distributions, hypothesis testing and statistical significance
  • t-tests
  • Correlation coefficients
  • Variables and measurement

Applicants who do not meet the standard admissions requirements will be required to demonstrate their background knowledge of Psychology and Research Methods by means of an online test in addition to their application and interview.

All applicants will be invited to a short interview with the Programme Leader, or nominated representative, to establish their suitability for and commitment to the programme, as well as to ensure the programme is appropriate in relation to their career aspirations. This will usually be conducted over the telephone or by Skype.

If English is a second language, applicants will have successfully achieved IELTS Level 6.5 or the Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English.

Applicants who may intend to conduct work in a setting with individuals classed as vulnerable (e.g., children, individuals suffering from mental health conditions) will need to ensure that they have an up-to-date Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate.

Course Content

  • Psychology of Work & Organisations (20 Credits)
    Module code: PSYM120
    Core Module Y
  • Psychology in Positive Psychology (20 Credits)
    Module code: PSYM126
    Core Module Y
  • Psychology in Education (20 Credits)
    Module code: PSYM127
    Core Module Y
  • Contemporary Issues in Psychology (20 Credits)
    Module code: PSYM121
    Core Module N
  • Applied Psychology Practice (40 Credits)
    Module code: PSYM122
    Core Module N
  • Dissemination (20 Credits)
    Module code: PSYM123
    Core Module N
  • Empirical Dissertation (60 Credits)
    Module code: PSYM124
    Core Module N
  • Applied Research Methods (20 Credits)
    Module code: PSYM125
    Core Module N

Facilities &

Special Features

The Psychology Subject Group has a range of specialist research equipment and facilities.

There are observation suites with mirrored glass utilised for interviews, focus groups and recording of observational studies. The core psychological areas of Cognitive, Biological and Social Psychology each have a respective laboratory area in which students and staff can conduct research. These areas are equipped with equipment such as a Polygraph or “lie-detector”, Electroencephalography (EEG) devices for measuring brain waves, VR-equipment, heart-rate monitors and lab-based tasks such as the rubber and illusion and a dementia suit.

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a postgraduate stall, where you can speak with tutors about the postgraduate courses that interest you, to give you all the information you need about studying at the University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Graduate Student Discount Scheme

Funding available

Our graduate discount scheme is open to graduates of the University of Northampton who enrol on a full master’s programme with us.

Qualifying students will receive 20% discount on the full tuition fee for their Master’s course.

*Find out if you are eligible for 20% fee discount by visiting our webpage.

Fees & Funding

20/21 Tuition Fees

Full Time: £7,425
Part Time: £825 per 20 credits

Postgraduate Loans

If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 20/21 you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan from Student Finance England.

20/21 Tuition Fees

Full Time: £13,750

Research

The psychology department sits within the Centre for Psychology and Social Sciences. The Centre draws on staff expertise across the social sciences to create specialisms in exceptional experiences & consciousness studies, diversity, community and equality, and health behaviour and prevention.

Read more


*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our new £330 million campus.

  • Designed to adapt to 21st century teaching.
  • Full range of integrated learning environments.
  • 24/7 library and learning zone.
  • Low environmental impact.

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Updated 05/08/2020

  • This course is currently suspending applications for September 2020. Applications are now open for January 2021

    The MSc in Applied Psychology has three distinct and separate pathways of study allowing you to focus on Psychology in Business and Organisations, Psychology in Education or Positive Psychology. You can elect to study topics in your chosen area of interest and it allows you to tailor your degree to meet your career aspirations.

    Whether you wish to follow an applied career in an area of Psychology, or go on to further study at PhD level, this programme gives you the skills, qualification and insight to follow your ambitions.

    To apply for this course please choose one of the following pathways:

    Applied Psychology MSc (Psychology in Business and Organisations)

    Apply for January Full Time
    Apply for January Part Time

    Applied Psychology MSc (Psychology in Education)

    Apply for January Full Time
    Apply for January Part Time

    Applied Psychology MSc (Psychology in Positive Psychology)

    Apply for January Full Time
    Apply for January Part Time

    Course

    Highlights

    • Subject specific modules tailored to the individual pathways allow you to design your degree to meet your career aspirations.
    • Opportunity to undertake 150 hours of work-based learning
    • Gain hands-on experience of applying psychology and provide you with excellent networking opportunities within the region
    • Taught by motivated staff who are leading researchers in areas of applied psychology
  • The MSc Applied Psychology offers six modules, one of which will help you to build on your prior understanding of Research Methods and to apply your methodological expertise to a Masters-level empirical dissertation.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Experiential Learning Opportunities

    The one-year full time route is suitable for international students and the part-time, two-year programme offers another degree of flexibility. The programme is planned to run on one day a week in addition to the placement hours during two trimesters.

    This postgraduate programme is not seeking BPS accreditation. For individuals interested in pursuing career paths that depend on professionally regulated titles in Psychology and/or BPS Chartership (CPsychol), our MSc Psychology conversion course might be more suitable.

    In accordance with the University of Northampton’s Changemaker status and strategy to “Transform Lives and Inspire Change”, this programme is committed to a set of values designed to develop students to live responsibly; work collaboratively; be resourceful; practice empathy and stay true to their personal values. Integral elements of this curriculum design are the experiential learning opportunities – experiences to help you understand more about the world around you and how this connects to your studies and future. Consequently, you will have the opportunity to meet and network with other inspirational changemakers and people from industry.

    • Psychology in Business and Organisations

      The psychological knowledge and understanding acquired can be applied in a broad range of professional contexts, for example:

      Private, public and third sectors – Human resources, training & development, personnel management, ergonomics, marketing, customer relations, union representatives.

    • Psychology in Education

      Educational and early years sector – teacher/parent/community support, health and social services, consultancy.

    • Positive Psychology

      Educational sectors, Research and Government agencies, healthcare facilities, human resources, consultancies/trainers.

  • To meet the standard entry criteria, you are required to hold a minimum of a GCSE ‘C’ Grade (or Internationally recognised equivalent) in Mathematics.

    You should also have completed an Honours degree in Psychology (single/joint honours) of at least 2:2 classification. Due to the use of statistical methods within psychology, you should be able to evidence that you are familiar with the following topics:

    • Means and standard deviations
    • Distributions, hypothesis testing and statistical significance
    • t-tests
    • Correlation coefficients
    • Variables and measurement

    Applicants who do not meet the standard admissions requirements will be required to demonstrate their background knowledge of Psychology and Research Methods by means of an online test in addition to their application and interview.

    All applicants will be invited to a short interview with the Programme Leader, or nominated representative, to establish their suitability for and commitment to the programme, as well as to ensure the programme is appropriate in relation to their career aspirations. This will usually be conducted over the telephone or by Skype.

    If English is a second language, applicants will have successfully achieved IELTS Level 6.5 or the Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English.

    Applicants who may intend to conduct work in a setting with individuals classed as vulnerable (e.g., children, individuals suffering from mental health conditions) will need to ensure that they have an up-to-date Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – 6.5 overall (or equivalent)
      ·         with a score no lower than 6.0 for writing and no remaining band/component below 5.5 for postgraduate study

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course Enquiries

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Applying for 2020
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Psychology of Work & Organisations (20 Credits)
      Module code: PSYM120
      Core Module Y
    • Psychology in Positive Psychology (20 Credits)
      Module code: PSYM126
      Core Module Y
    • Psychology in Education (20 Credits)
      Module code: PSYM127
      Core Module Y
    • Contemporary Issues in Psychology (20 Credits)
      Module code: PSYM121
      Core Module N
    • Applied Psychology Practice (40 Credits)
      Module code: PSYM122
      Core Module N
    • Dissemination (20 Credits)
      Module code: PSYM123
      Core Module N
    • Empirical Dissertation (60 Credits)
      Module code: PSYM124
      Core Module N
    • Applied Research Methods (20 Credits)
      Module code: PSYM125
      Core Module N

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    The Psychology Subject Group has a range of specialist research equipment and facilities.

    There are observation suites with mirrored glass utilised for interviews, focus groups and recording of observational studies. The core psychological areas of Cognitive, Biological and Social Psychology each have a respective laboratory area in which students and staff can conduct research. These areas are equipped with equipment such as a Polygraph or “lie-detector”, Electroencephalography (EEG) devices for measuring brain waves, VR-equipment, heart-rate monitors and lab-based tasks such as the rubber and illusion and a dementia suit.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a postgraduate stall, where you can speak with tutors about the postgraduate courses that interest you, to give you all the information you need about studying at the University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Funding available

      Our graduate discount scheme is open to graduates of the University of Northampton who enrol on a full master’s programme with us.

      Qualifying students will receive 20% discount on the full tuition fee for their Master’s course.

      *Find out if you are eligible for 20% fee discount by visiting our webpage.

  • 20/21 Tuition Fees

    Full Time: £7,425
    Part Time: £825 per 20 credits

    Postgraduate Loans

    If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 20/21 you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan from Student Finance England.

    20/21 Tuition Fees

    Full Time: £13,750

  • The psychology department sits within the Centre for Psychology and Social Sciences. The Centre draws on staff expertise across the social sciences to create specialisms in exceptional experiences & consciousness studies, diversity, community and equality, and health behaviour and prevention.

    Read more

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our new £330 million campus.

360 Virtual Tour

Virtual tour