MSc in Psychology
|Next start date:||9 November 2017|
|Duration:||Approx. 20 months' study + nine month dissertation|
|Structure:||Eight core modules - providing a detailed understanding of psychological issues in relation to mental health and wellbeing in modern societies|
|Professional Development:||Unlimited career support from the Global Career Advisor Network|
|Reputation:||The University of Liverpool’s School of Psychology has a long history that goes back to Nobel laureate Sir Charles Sherrington|
With more than 450 million people around the world suffering from mental health disorders, there is a growing need for qualified professionals to help individuals – and communities – address mental health issues. The University of Liverpool’s online MSc in Mental Health Psychology aims to equip graduates with the specialist skills to respond to this demand.
On this 100% online, internationally-orientated masters, you will gain a thorough insight into mental health issues, approaches, counselling and prevention techniques. Building on previous experience, you will develop in-depth skills and knowledge in mental health. The programme provides a solid foundation on which to enhance your existing career prospects or to begin a new role in a variety of sectors, from counselling and health, to education and training.
The University of Liverpool is in the top 1% of universities worldwide and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of 24 research-led UK universities which includes Oxford and Cambridge.
The University ranks in the UK’s top 5 for research impact, with 80% of the University’s research in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience rating as world-leading or internationally excellent in the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).
The University’s long history in Psychology goes back to Nobel Laureate Sir Charles Sherrington – often considered to be the founder of modern neurophysiology – who was Professor of Physiology from 1895 to 1913.
The University of Liverpool Online Programmes does not offer programmes that lead to professional licensure. Some career options may require additional experience, training or other factors beyond successful completion of the above-mentioned online degree programmes.
Interrogations - why respect gets results
Professor Alison is Director of the Centre for Critical and Major Incident Psychology at the University of Liverpool. He is an expert in interrogation techniques. He says, empathy, respect and careful listening are powerful tools in the hands of the most effective negotiators.
Help! Is my child a psychopath?
Dr Luna Centifanti, a Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology at the University of Liverpool, says researchers are zeroing in on the unique traits associated with psychopathy and this greater understanding is opening the door for more targeted therapies.
Is it really mental ‘illness’?
Dr Peter Kinderman argues that mental emotional distress is not a sign of illness but a symptom of social causes and pressure. The treatment he prescribes is for all of us to take greater social responsibility to address the situation rather than just reaching for medication.
Suzi Gage on ‘Say Why to Drugs’
Lecturer in Psychology and prolific podcaster, Dr. Suzi Gage takes the Just Say No motto and turns it on its head. Every two weeks she and her co-host, UK rapper Scroobius Pip take an evidence based approach to discussing recreational drugs.
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MSc in Psychology
MSc in Psychology