Psychology is a science that has as its central theme the study of human and animal behaviour as well as the underlying factors influencing behaviour. According to the opinions of members of the international union of psychological science, psychology is concerned with improving the quality of life. In order to achieve these ends psychologists work in a broad range of topics (this explains the wide range of psychological sub-disciplines). This course will extend student knowledge at the basic level on how society functions, children learn, people behave or misbehave, grow, and how the underlying mechanisms in co-operation with other forces (e.g., environment) explain these phenomena. Many of today's problems, including heart disease, disabilities, unemployment and violence, are the consequences of human behaviour and today, more than ever, there is the need for specialists to help people deal more effectively with their everyday problems. To this end well trained psychologists with an emphasis on counselling will be able to contribute to helping people solve problems at various levels (e.g., work, school, personal). The MSc in psychology and counselling will give students the knowledge and skills that will provide a necessary basis for pursuing or advancing a career in this exciting, rewarding, and increasingly growing field.
Programme of studies
Applied Counselling Psychology
Counselling in Developmental Disabilities
Personal and Professional Development
Introduction to Research
Introduction to Group counseling and Psychotherapy
Duration: 1 year (full time) or 2 years (part time)
Mode of delivery: Classes take place on weekday evenings
Language of instruction: English
The title MSc in Counselling Psychology is awarded directly by the University of Sheffield.