Psychology (Conversion) Distance Learning

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Subject to accreditation by the British Psychological Society

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Wednesday 4 November 2020, 3–6.15pm

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  • This programme is seeking accreditation from the British Psychological Society (BPS) and covers the core content you need to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).
  • Study from anywhere in the world at times that suit you.
  • Flexibility to study 1 year full-time or 2/3 years part-time to fit around other commitments.
  • Learn from the real-life experiences of our expert staff and guest speakers who include leading psychologists.
  • We provide a supportive learning environment and regular opportunities to talk to your module tutors
  • In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, the leading national assessment of quality, 100% of the research we submitted was rated 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' for its impact.

Summary

Develop a sound understanding in psychological theory and research while studying entirely online, to convert your existing bachelor's degree into a Masters in Psychology and take your first step towards a career as a psychologist.

Gain a scientific understanding of the mind, brain and human behaviour, and how they interact within complex environments. You will be encouraged to consider multiple perspectives, to critically evaluate and reflect upon psychological theory and research findings, as well as how to apply psychological understanding to practice.

You’ll learn from enthusiastic and dedicated tutors, who are also practitioners and involved in the latest research. The impact of the research submitted by our Department of Psychology is rated 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' (Research Excellence Framework 2014). Read more about our research here.

As a distance learner you will have support from the Department through regular contact with your module tutors, access to specialist services and a wide range of e-books and research journals at the University Library.

Subject to accreditation by the British Psychological Society (BPS), when you graduate you will be able to gain Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) which will allow you to pursue other professional psychology postgraduate programmes, and take the next step towards a career as a chartered psychologist.

This masters can also be studied on-campus.

On this MSc, you'll learn the scientific underpinnings of the discipline of psychology across a range of key areas, including social, developmental, cognitive and biological psychology. You’ll learn to critically evaluate psychological theory and research, as well as training in quantitative and qualitative research methods. You'll have access to an online learning environment, allowing you to study online via recorded lectures and videos, as well as through interactive materials, worksheets, guided workshops and tutorials.

Teaching of research methods is fully embedded in each module, to give you strong contextual understanding and the ability to apply methods into different, real-life contexts. You’ll learn a range of research skills and methods, to allow you to investigate behaviour and independently conduct psychological research.

The learning, teaching and assessment structure of the programme is designed to give students multiple opportunities to practice and demonstrate skills through authentic assessment tasks, e.g. practice reports which simulate the skills required of professional psychologists.

The programme is designed with a flexible framework to ensure you can study at your own pace and around other commitments, whilst providing a consistent learning structure so you know what will be covered each week. You will have the option of studying 1 year full-time or part-time across 2 or 3 years. Although distance learning can accommodate scheduling your studies around a day job, this is a demanding training that will require extensive work. As such, maintaining full time employment while studying might prove to be challenging and we therefore offer part-time study options.

Full-time

Historical and conceptual issues in Psychology
Making sense of the World
Self and Identity
Understanding Relationships
Topics in Mental Health
Applying Psychology
Dissertation

Part-time (2 years)

Year 1
Historical and conceptual issues in Psychology
Making sense of the World
Topics in Mental Health
Understanding Relationships

Year 2
Self and Identity
Applying Psychology
Dissertation

Part-time (3 years)

Year 1
Historical and conceptual issues in Psychology
Making sense of the World
Topics in Mental Health

Year 2
Self and Identity
Understanding Relationships
Applying Psychology

Year 3
Dissertation

This programme is predominantly directed at students who wish to embark on a career as a chartered psychologist in the UK through further professional study that require Graduate Basis for Chartership with the BPS. It is also an exciting opportunity for those who seek a career change, require psychological knowledge for career advancement or have a general interest in psychology as a discipline.

This programme reflects the needs of a dynamic, future-orientated job market and will teach you a range of skills including effective communication, reflective and critical thinking, creativity, data analysis, and interpersonal sensitivity and awareness.

The strong focus on applying psychological knowledge to benefit individuals in real-life contexts, as well as developing knowledge and judgement of ethical principles, will prepare you for employment in a range of different industries.

Life at Roehampton

At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options.

We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.

We provide plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport or music, or joining one of our many active student societies.

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