The programme’s modules are designed to provide a holistic and academic basis for the students’ learning experience and enable them to successfully apply their knowledge and skills to psychological practice.
The programme has 180 Credits in total; 90 credits per semester. More specifically, the modules are:
MP01 Research Methods in Psychology aims to introduce students to methods of psychological investigation and to develop their ability to design such investigations, to understand the ethical implications of the methods used, and to assess the quantitative and qualitative data collected.
MP02 Personality & Individual Differences introduces students to classic and contemporary theories and research in topics related to personality, intelligence, motivation and provides an introduction to psychometrics
MP03 Contemporary Issues in Psychology aims to examine social norms, perception and behaviour in terms of how individuals think about and seek to understand their social world through their interactions with others on group and societal levels.
MP04 Professional Development focuses on developing professional skills for psychologists and emphasizes on their continuing professional development through a wide range of work-based training. Students will also develop important interpersonal and intrapersonal skills.
MPH01 Health Behaviour Change Interventions focuses on models and approaches to behaviour change, as a means to promote psychophysical health (e.g. through smoking cessation). Students will learn how to develop individual, community and public health interventions, applying their skills to practice.
MPH02 Biopsychosocial Issues in Health focuses on how biological (e.g. genetics, age), psychological (e.g. personality, mental health) and social (e.g. social support, socioeconomic background) factors interact and affect our health and well-being.
MPH04 Communication in Health Care emphasizes in communication theories and how these are applied to health care. It also focuses on the health professional-patient communication and students will learn how to promote a health message effectively.
MPH04 Dissertation Project in Health Psychology where students need to undertake an independent piece of research on a topic of their choosing in health psychology, under appropriate supervision.
MPF01 Theories of Criminal Behaviour explores key theories of crime, emphasizing on psychological, sociological and biological explanations of criminal behaviour.
MPF02 Assessment and Treatment of Victims and Offenders focuses on the experience and treatment of victims and offenders. It also examines the factors related to different patterns of offending behaviour and victimisation. The treatment of offenders within the criminal justice system is also examined.
MPF03 Forensic Mental Health focuses on the applications of psychology to the understanding of mental health disorders in forensic client groups. It also examines the impact of the work of forensic psychologists with individuals with mental health issues.
MFP04 Dissertation Project in Forensic Psychology where students need to undertake an independent piece of research on a topic of their choosing in forensic psychology, under appropriate supervision.
MPC01 Foundations of Clinical Psychology focuses on introducing students to clinical psychology and discussing a historical overview and approaches used in clinical psychology.
MPC02 Practical Applications of Clinical Psychology focuses on the aetiology, assessment and treatment in clinical psychology. Students will learn how to apply knowledge to practice in clinical settings.
MPC03 Psychopathology focuses on examining issues related to mental health and psychopathology. Students will learn about abnormal behaviour and a range of methods of diagnosis will be discussed.
MPC04 Dissertation Project in Clinical Psychology where students need to undertake an independent piece of research on a topic of their choosing in clinical psychology, under appropriate supervision.
MPS01 Theory and Practice of Sport Psychology focuses on theory, practices and research in sport psychology and exercise. Main theories in sport psychology will be discussed and evaluated.
MPS02 Developing Athletes Well-Being provides students with skills of coaching and they will learn how to promote development in athletes, promote motivation, enhance well-being, be aware of ethics etc.
MPS03 Counselling Skills for Sport Psychologists focuses on counselling and communication skills in sport psychology. Students will learn how to apply these skills in practice.
MPS04 Dissertation Project in Sport Psychology where students need to undertake an independent piece of research on a topic of their choosing in sport psychology, under appropriate supervision.
MPO01 Organizational Change & Development which focuses on the applications of psychology to the development and enhancement of organizational strategies. It also addresses issues such as organizational change and its impact on the employees.
MPO02 Psychological Assessment at Work focuses on foundations of psychological assessment within the workplace. Individual differences and theories of personality will also be discussed and students will learn how to use and evaluate a number of assessment tools in occupational psychology.
MPO03 Consultancy Skills focuses in consultancy within organizations. It aims to equip students with practical skills with regard to assessing needs, developing consultancies, evaluating outcomes etc within organizations.
MPO04 Dissertation Project in Occupational Psychology where students need to undertake an independent piece of research on a topic of their choosing in occupational psychology, under appropriate supervision.
MPN01 Current Issues in Neuropsychology aims at introducing students to issues relevant to how the brain, through structure and neural networks, affects behavior and mental processes, including emotions, personality, thinking and learning.
MPN02 Neuropsychological Rehabilitation focuses on the neuropsychological rehabilitation of memory and executive deficits following frontal lobe lesions or other trauma.
MPN03 Functional Neuroanatomy introduces students to the anatomy and development of the nervous system, through a wide range of learning strategies to promote understanding.
MPN04 Dissertation Project in Neuropsychology where students need to undertake an independent piece of research on a topic of their choosing in neuropsychology, under appropriate supervision.
Educational Psychology Pathway
MPE01 Theories and Mechanisms in Developmental Psychology introduces students to key concepts and theories in the field of developmental psychology, as well as contemporary applications of these theories to practice.
MPE02 Social and Emotional Development Across Lifespan focuses on lifespan approaches and examines physical, emotional, social and cognitive development across the lifespan.
MPE03 Learning Disabilities provides an introduction to important issues in learning disabilities. Students will also explore factors that affect the learning and well-being of people with learning disabilities.
MPE04 Dissertation Project in Educational Psychology where students need to undertake an independent piece of research on a topic of their choosing in educational psychology, under appropriate supervision.
Counselling Psychology Pathway
MPCN01 Applied Counselling Psychology aims at introducing students to theories and practices in counselling psychology. The module focuses on a range of approaches in counselling psychology promoting students professional development.
MPCN02 Counselling Skills focuses on teaching students a range of counselling skills, with an emphasis on person-centred counselling approach. Students will also learn how to create rapport with a service user and tailor counselling to the client’s needs.
MPCN03 Counselling & Psychopathology examines the applications of counselling psychology to the assessment and treatment of individuals who display abnormal behaviour. Psychiatric disorders are also discussed and evaluated.
MPCN04 Dissertation Project in Counselling Psychology where students need to undertake an independent piece of research on a topic of their choosing in counselling psychology, under appropriate supervision.