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Advanced PsychologyMain Site
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Location: Main Site
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2019/09/16
Duration: 12 months
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Carve out your future career in psychological research or practice with instruction in the advanced theory and methods that underpin psychological science. With a hands-on approach to learning, practical activities built into all elements of learning give you direct experience of the connections between theory, evidence, and practice. A wide range of elective modules allows you to tailor the programme to your requirements, and provides instruction in the specialist techniques and transferable skills you need to shape the psychologist you want to be. Our hands-on approach to learning embeds practical activities throughout the programme, so you can put new knowledge into practice and build the skills for future careers. Wide range of elective modules allows you to shape the psychologist you want to become, allowing a deep-dive on techniques in clinical practice, neuroscience and behaviour change. Taught lectures are concentrated on two specific days of the week, allowing full or part-time study to be combined with research, work experience, or external commitments. Advanced instruction on all aspects of the research cycle: from the formulation of the research question, experiment design, data analysis, through to the written and oral communication of your findings and applications for further research funding. Work with world-leading researchers and practitioners in the exploration of a research topic of your own choosing. Our extensive range of specialist facilities and laboratories, including neuroimaging, observation, virtual reality, and the Plymouth Babylab, allow you to make an original contribution to your chosen area of specialism.
Students should have an honours degree or equivalent, preferably in psychology but also in cognate subjects (e.g. computational neuroscience). BPS graduate membership is not required for entry. Wherever possible, established relationships or equivalencies to other international qualifications will be used, with reference to current University guidance on these matters. However, the admissions policy is based upon the principle that students will be admitted if we believe that they can benefit from the experience, and this principle will be used to make decisions where equivalencies are not available. Those with lower qualifications but relevant industrial experience will also be considered for entry, subject to interview by the programme lead. Candidates with existing achievements may be considered for exemption from specific modules under the University guidelines for accreditation of prior learning (APCL) and assessment of prior experiential learning (APEL). The Director of Postgraduate Programmes has responsibility for approving exemption under these guidelines. Their decision will be made after consulting with the Programme/Module Leaders.
IELTS (Academic): 6.5
About this university
Around 10% of the student body are from outside the UK with around 100 countries represented. There is a team of international student advisors on hand to help with the transition to life in Plymouth and are available through a dedicated centre. There is also an English language centre for those wanting to work on their skills with the national language and a series of information for applications on the website including by country. There is also help on matters such as immigration and visas, working during studies and bringing family members to the country. Extracurricular activities are managed through the Student Union as well as support and advice services and a number of entertainment venues. In the main union building, there is a bar, a lounge and a private event room that has a dance floor and regular live DJs. There is also an advice centre ranging from financial to academic advice and two shops. The union organises a number of annual events including a summer ball and music events. There are over 100 societies on offer to involve students outside the classroom so there is something for all tastes. These range from academic and interest to cultural and faith groups as well as volunteering and fundraising opportunities, media and performing arts groups even politics and campaigning. There are an additional 50 sports clubs and teams including traditional sports such as swimming, football and rugby to newer sports and activities.