Taught course

Advanced Psychology

Institution
University of Essex · Department of Psychology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You need a first, upper second or high lower second class honour degree, or equivalent, in psychology or a related subject.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Explore the real-world applications of psychological research, from memory and children’s use of video games to using websites for the public communication of scientific knowledge. On this course, you gain a deeper understanding of the contemporary issues that researchers are addressing today.

Our MSc Advanced Psychology provides specialist training across a broad range of core areas in the field, such as developmental psychology, neuroscience and neuropsychology, perception and cognition, and social psychology.

Since you study the topics our researchers are currently working on, exact themes are determined by staff interests. Examples of topics studied include:

  • Mirror neurons and the representation of touch
  • Augmenting human memory with technology
  • Aggression and solitary behaviour in children
  • Communicating emotions in speech
  • Trypophobia and the fear of holes
  • Facial recognition

Our research is challenging and ground-breaking, with 90% rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014), placing us in the top 15 in the UK. We are supported by some of the most prestigious funding bodies, including the European Commission and the Leverhulme Trust.

We are a warm and friendly Department, and we wish to welcome both psychology graduates who have recently completed their studies, and mature students who may wish to upgrade their qualifications, refresh their CV, or return to academic study after a period of time away from education.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, then we require IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Graduate Administrator
Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1206 872719