MSc Psychology - UNICAF University | Educartis

Nairobi
2 years
Master/MBA
Online

Benefits

Course Overview

This unique course encourages sophisticated critical appraisal of current key debates in applied psychology.  By completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate critical evaluation of Psychology’s contribution to human performance and well-being in different applied contexts and also develop advanced research skills in applied psychology.

This course applies to a broad range of sectors and is designed for anyone wishing to understand more about the underpinning psychological research and mechanisms for employees, organisations and business practices.

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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

Learning Outcomes

  • Sophisticated critical awareness of key theories and methods in applied psychology,
  • Deep critical understanding of how Psychology can be applied in real-world contexts.
  • Advanced knowledge of research methods and statistics in applied psychology.
  • Ability to appraise the efficacy of different interventions to promote psychological well-being and performance.
  • Comparison, evaluation and application of theoretical perspectives in applied psychology.
  • Generation of hypotheses and research questions.
  • Translation of theory into professional practice and applied research.
  • Application of psychological research methods to a novel research topic.
  • Planning and execution of an original piece of research.
  • Ability to identify and address ethical and professional issues in applied psychology.
  • Sensitivity to contextual and interpersonal factors.
  • Demonstrating an independent and flexible approach to learning.

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Certification obtained

MSc Psychology

What jobs will I qualify for?

This MSc Psychology will enhance participants' skills in a number of careers, including: 

  • Employee retention consultant or manager
  • Organisational consultant
  • Business owner
  • HR manager or director
  • Recruitment or training specialist
  • Learning or development manager
  • Talent consultant or development manager
  • Professional development coach

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When do I start?

Next available course

Admission Criteria

The entry requirements for admission to postgraduate programmes include:

  • An accredited UK Honors degree with minimum 2.2 classification (or equivalent).  Some professional qualifications may also be acceptable. Extensive professional experience may also be considered.  Students should normally have at least two years of appropriate postgraduate work experience on admission.
  • Proficiency in English:  Students satisfy the English proficiency requirements provided they present a GCSE score with a minimum grade of “C” or IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of at least 6.0 (and no individual component lower than 5.5).  Students who do not acquire the above mentioned qualifications are required to sit the online Academic English Placement Test. This is an IELTS-type test (Reading & Writing) where students need to score an overall 6.0 (with no individual component lower than 5.5).
  • Official transcripts from all universities, colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended.  You may supply official electronic transcripts issued by post-secondary institutions directly to the University of South Wales online.
  • Personal Statement or State of Purpose (approximately 500 words)
  • Up to date CV
  • Recently dated Letter of Recommendation (Academic or Professional)

Applications from nonstandard applicants are welcomed and will be considered individually.

How do I apply?

To apply for this programme, students must submit: 

  • An application form and indicate their preferred course of study
  • A copy of their National ID/Passport 
  • An updated CV
  • One official letter of recommendation (either Academic or Business) 
  • A Personal Statement (minimum 500 words) 

Payment options

  • The school offers instalment plans 
  • You can apply for the UNICAF Scholarship Programme 

Detailed course information

Core Modules 
 
  • CONTEMPORARY DEBATES AND METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY
  • DISSERTATION IN PSYCHOLOGY
  • INTRODUCTION TO WORKPLACE PSYCHOLOGY
  • ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE AND CHANGE
  • HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY 1: STRESS, HEALTH AND ILLNESS
  • HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY 2: PROMOTING HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL RESPONSES TO SOCIETAL CHALLENGES

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