Master of Science in Psychology

The MSc in Psychology has a strong emphasis on psychological investigation and exploring ethical issues. The primary goal of psychology as a discipline is to contribute to the scientific understanding of mind, brain, behaviour, and experience and of the complex interactions between these. The programme will develop knowledge and understanding of scientific endeavour and the role of empirical evidence in the development of theory relating to human behaviour. It will provide an opportunity to develop skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods and an opportunity to conduct research independently. Applications of psychology will be core to all modules as well as a focus on how psychology can be applied to problems in different regions and cultures of the world. Students will develop breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding in key areas including: health, forensic, work, and positive psychology. They will gain transferable skills including analysis of quantitative and qualitative data analysis and Master’s level research skills.


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Course Code Course Title
LJMU-IND-M-100 Induction Module
LJMU-7500-PSYSCI Current Perspectives in Psychology
LJMU-7501-PSYSCI Health Psychology
LJMU-7502-PSYSCI Work Psychology
LJMU-7503-PSYSCI Positive Psychology
LJMU-7504-PSYSCI Forensic Psychology
LJMU-7505-PSYSCI Psychology Research Skills
LJMU-7506-PSYSCI Dissertation Project