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If you’re looking for a career change or looking to study something new at Postgraduate level, then MSc Psychology, starting in September 2022, could be the course for you. Programme Leader Doug Hardman tells us more about the course and the sort of career opportunities you could have once you graduate.

What is Psychology about?
Psychology is about developing a critical, high level understanding of the mind and behaviour through research-inspired teaching. You will encounter a range of subjects such as social, biological, developmental and cognitive psychology, providing you with the knowledge and understanding to start a career in this field and beyond.

Are there any particular highlights about this course?
BU has a range of collaborations with the mental health sector, criminal justice system, educational system, industrial partners and local charitable trusts, all of which bring practical elements of psychology directly into the course. Moreover, at BU we have a diverse approach to research methods, meaning you will be able to explore a wide range of quantitative and qualitative approaches to psychological inquiry.

Who is MSc Psychology for?
MSc Psychology is for anyone with an undergraduate degree in another subject who wants to start their journey in psychology, or for overseas students who want to gain a UK psychology qualification.

How will I benefit from the course?
The course provides you with a thorough grounding in the discipline of psychology as well as a range of transferable and sought-after research skills and methods. The course is currently undergoing the accreditation process to achieve the Graduate Basis of Chartership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society (BPS), which provides you with the same qualification as if you had undertaken a BPS accredited undergraduate degree in psychology.

What could I do after completing the course?
On completing the course you could continue your journey in psychology with further study, leading to psychological careers in Clinical Psychology, Educational Psychology, Forensic Psychology, and Sport Psychology, among other options. The course also provides a suitable basis to enter employment in the field of psychology, and research and strategic work for a variety of industries.

Is there any funding available?
There are a range of scholarships and fee discounts for current BU students available for BU postgraduate study. For more details see: Fees and funding | Bournemouth University.

How can I find out more about the course?
To find out more, come to one of our Postgraduate Open Days, or email Doug Hardman direct.

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