Study Psychology in the United Kingdom

Aston University School of Life & Health Sciences


If you are looking for post-graduate training in Psychology or the Neurosciences, look no further. Aston University, located in the heart of Birmingham, the United Kingdom's 'second city', has a Masters programme to suit your needs.

Aston University is now offering Masters courses in Psychology
  • Psychological Research Methods (with specialisms in Neuroimaging, Cognitive Neurosciences, Perceptual and Sensory Systems and Qualitative Research Methods)
  • Health Psychology
  • Rehabilitative Studies (Audiology)

About the School

The Psychology teaching programme and the Neurosciences Research Institute are part of Aston's School of Life & Health Sciences, combining an internationally recognised research profile with excellence in teaching to provide a unique forum for the advancement of knowledge.

Research in the School covers a broad range of areas including the neurosciences, psychology, audiology, optometry and pharmacy, with over 80 academic staff and with substantial grant income. The newly completed Aston Academy for Life Sciences is a nationally unique research facility that includes centres for clinical neurophysiology, neuroimaging, paediatric cochlear implants, cornea and refractive surgery, and assessment of developmental disabilities. The Neurosciences Research Institute was awarded a grade 5 in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, confirming that our research is of an international standard.

Masters in Psychological Research Methods

The Psychology teaching programme in conjunction with the Neurosciences Research Institute (NRI) and The Aston Academy of Life Sciences is now offering a Masters in Psychological Research Methodswith specialisation in the following areas:
  • Neuroimaging
  • Sensory and Perceptual Systems
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Research Methods

The programme is designed in a modular format to provide advanced training and practical experience in one of these areas, but also focuses on providing skills for career and professional development. It would therefore be ideal for students who wish to eventually pursue a PhD or for those that wish to take advantage of the opportunity for additional training to aid career development, either in the Health services or more generally.

There are 5 core modules common to all of the courses:
  • Survey of Advanced Methods in Psychological Research
  • Research Design and Analysis
  • Advanced Statistical Analysis
  • Communication Skills for Research and Teaching
  • Professional Development

Candidates also complete an Advanced Topics course that provides the opportunity for in-depth study and practice in one of the four focused research areas. Students then have the option of tailoring their degree programme by competing research rotations and the dissertation projects in specific laboratories to achieve MRes degrees with specialisation in one of the following areas: Neuroimaging, Qualitative Research Methods, Sensory and Perceptual Systems, Cognitive Neurosciences. The taught part of the course could be completed without the dissertation project for a Post-graduate Diploma in Psychological Research Methods, with specialisation in one of the four core areas. The MRes will normally take 12 months of full-time study (24 months part-time) to complete.

For further information contact:



Postgraduate Programmes Office

School of Life and Health Sciences

Aston University

Birmingham B4 7ET

Phone: +44 (0)121 204 3965

email: lhspgt@aston.ac.uk MSc/PGDip/PGCert in Rehabilitative Studies

(Audiology)

These flexible, modular programmes aim to provide an academically rigorous awareness of the concepts, theories, and practice of rehabilitation. It will introduce the student to the application of rehabilitative theory in a range of healthcare situations, with an emphasis on the psychological principles that are relevant to the rehabilitative process.

The MSc programme also provides students with the opportunity to participate in the flourishing Life & Health Sciences research community through completion of an original research project.

Course Content

The programme is designed around a series of core and optional modules including:
  • Theoretical Foundations of Rehabilitation

  • Behaviour Change and Adaptation

  • Cognitive Functioning and Rehabilitation

  • Mobility and Rehabilitation

  • Teaching Communication Skills to Hearing Impaired People

  • Advanced Research Methods

  • Advanced Statistics

  • Qualitative Research Methods


Entry Requirements

A degree or equivalent professional experience

Modes of Study

Full time or part time

Course Start Date

October

For further information contact:

Postgraduate Programmes Office

School of Life and Health Sciences

Aston University

Birmingham B4 7ET

Phone: +44 (0)121 204 3965

email: lhspgt@aston.ac.uk MSc Health Psychology

This modular taught Masters degree will appeal to those who wish to carry out research in an area of their own choice, and who wish to further their expertise within health psychological research and theory.

 Modular Course content
  • Advanced Research Methodology
  • Advanced Statistics & Qualitative Analysis
  • Theoretical Models
  • Psychosocial Influences
  • Bio-psychological Influences
  • Applications and professional Issues
  • Dissertation

Entry requirements


A first or upper class second class honours degree in psychology is required for entry onto this course.

Modes of study

One year full time or two years part time.

For further information contact:

Postgraduate Programmes Office

School of Life and Health Sciences

Aston University

Birmingham B4 7ET

Phone: +44 (0)121 204 3965

email: lhspgt@aston.ac.uk MRes in Qualitative Methods

This taught Masters degree will appeal to those who wish to carry out qualitative research in a field of their own choice, and further their expertise in qualitative research methodology.

Course content
  • Theoretical frameworks of qualitative methods, philosophy of science & a critical approach to research
  • Data collection methods - interviews, focus groups, naturalistic data
  • Data analysis techniques - discourse analysis, grounded theory, narrative analysis, interpretative phenomenological analysis
  • Ethics & reflexivity
  • Critical appraisal, practical implementation & dissemination

Entry requirements

A first or upper class second class honours degree in psychology is required for entry onto this course.

Modes of study

One year full time or two years part time.

For further information contact:

Postgraduate Programmes Office

School of Life and Health Sciences

Aston University

Birmingham B4 7ET

Phone: +44 (0)121 204 3965

email: lhspgt@aston.ac.uk PG Diploma in Psychology

In addition to the Masters programmes, Aston offers a Post-graduate diploma in as a Psychology conversion course. This one year programme is well-suited for graduates with degrees in areas other than Psychology who wish to acquire the core skills needed for advanced study in the Life and Health Sciences. The course confers eligibility for British Psychological Society Graduate Membership and Graduate Basis for Registration. This is currently required for Chartered Psychologist status and is a requirement of our Masters course in Health Psychology.

About Aston

Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is an established, Łold' University

known for its world-class teaching quality

and research

, and a graduate employment record that is second to none.


All of the University's academic, social and accommodation facilities are based on our attractive green campus, right in the centre of Birmingham, one of Europe's liveliest cities.


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Postgraduate Office

School of Life & Health Sciences

Tel:
+44 (0)121 204 3965

E-mail: lhspgt@aston.ac.uk

Website: www.aston.ac.uk /lhs
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CONTACT

Postgraduate Office

School of Life & Health Sciences

Tel:
+44 (0)121 204 3965



E-mail: lhspgt@aston.ac.uk Website: www.aston.ac.uk /lhs

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