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Psychological Studies MSc

University of Aberdeen · College of Life Sciences and Medicine

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Course content


Psychology is a very useful subject to understand how we think in given situations. It is an extremely valuable subject area to most industries including health leading to therapies and behaviour change, behaviour transformation and campaigns at national level, and it is also used within retail and business environments to work out how we behave plus increasingly in service design. Psychological Studies MSc introduces graduates from other disciplines to psychology. You gain knowledge and skills to pursue a career in psychology or in other areas where a scientific understanding of human behaviour is important.

The course consists of different modules designed to provide training in all of the core domains of psychology, including Biological Psychology, Psychological Assessment, Perception, Introduction to Methods and Analysis in Psychology, Social Psychology, Advanced Methods and Analysis in Psychology, Memory and Language, Developmental Psychology, and your research project.


Industry Links and Careers

The qualification is BPS accredited which allows you to specialise in Professional Psychology areas such as Counselling, Health Psychology, Occupational Psychology, and Doctoral Researcher. Your degree is now increasingly valuable to service design in the health service and many other sectors and within consumer behaviour areas.

Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • As a Graduate you can be a Chartered Member of the BPS and go into counselling and health psychology professions
  • The School of Psychology is one of the oldest academic departments in the UK with the earliest appointed academics in the field. Today the department gives you excellent knowledge and teaching via its long established research.

Quick Facts

  • Start Date – September
  • Delivery – Campus
  • Study Options – Full Time
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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

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