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2 2 Why study for an online degree in psychology with the University of Liverpool? Contents Gain a masters or postgraduate certificate from a pioneering, globally respected university with a School of Psychology that is internationally recognised Develop a cross-cultural, international approach to psychology opening up an array of career or further study opportunities around the world Personalise your degree by selecting from a wide choice of practical electives covering a range of psychology disciplines Acquire expert knowledge and specialist skills giving you the tools to promote individual wellbeing and organisational success wherever you are Study in a supportive fully online environment that enables you to network and collaborate with peers from around the world, from different fields of psychology Learn with a world-leading university 3 School of Psychology 4 MSc in Psychology 5 Programme structure 6 MSc in Organisational and Business Psychology 8 Programme structure 9 MSc in Mental Health Psychology 11 Programme structure 12 PGCert in Psychology 14 Online learning 16 Psychology as a tool for success and wellbeing 17 Join our international alumni network 18 Admission requirements 19 Take the first step today 20 Learn from world-leading academics and practitioners benefiting from the latest research-led teaching in psychology, without needing an undergraduate psychology degree Fit your studies around your other commitments so you can boost your prospects without interrupting your current job
3 3 Learn with a world-leading university The University of Liverpool is a world-class research university with a long track record of academic excellence and rigour. It is a member of the UK s prestigious Russell Group and ranked within the top 1% of universities worldwide *. University of Liverpool Key facts We have been providing online postgraduate education since 2000, with more than 10,500 online students currently studying with us around the world. Over 5,000 students have already graduated with an online degree, joining the University s thriving international alumni network of 183,000 people in over 192 countries. A pioneer in research and education since 1881, the University is considered one of the great international centres of research, knowledge and innovation. Our reputation attracts students, faculty, experts and partners from across the globe. Through our research, teaching and collaboration, we seek to be life changing and world shaping. Innovators in online learning We are also a European leader in fully online postgraduate degrees. Our partnership with e-learning experts Laureate Online Education enables us to support you every step of the way throughout your studies. It s through this exciting partnership that the University is a member of the Laureate International Universities network an international network of prestigious, innovative institutions of higher education giving you access to international experts and leaders through events such as the World Business Forum and the Clinton Global Initiative. *As listed in the International Universities Handbook, published 2012 In the top 1% of universities worldwide* Member of the UK s Russell Group One of Europe s largest providers of fully online degrees Nine Nobel Laureates
4 4 School of Psychology The University of Liverpool s globally respected School of Psychology is run by world-leading academics. A lively, fast-growing department, the School owes its origins to Nobel Laureate Sir Charles Sherrington. Throughout its long history, it has been associated with pioneering psychology scholars, like RS Woodworth and HJ Hyatt. University of Liverpool key facts: Pioneers in research and education since 1881 Pioneering and practical The School of Psychology offers three fully online masters programmes and one postgraduate certificate programme for working professionals. Each dynamic programme combines cutting-edge research with contributions from leading academics and practitioners in the field, using real-life case studies delivered in a media-rich environment to create an interactive and highly stimulating experience. International and cross-cultural A unique strength of all four programmes is the practical focus on cross-cultural understanding and international contexts, drawing on the internationally recognised strength of the School of Psychology in this area. As an online psychology postgraduate student, you will not only work closely with your course colleagues, exploring psychological theories, strategies and skills that are in high demand internationally, but you will also interact, collaborate and share best practice with like-minded professionals around world, across a range of psychology disciplines. The masters programmes provide the ideal springboard to help you move ahead in your current role, switch to an exciting new career across a variety of sectors, or to progress further study at doctoral level. The postgraduate certificate programme offers you a short route to psychology knowledge and skills that can help you progress personally and professionally. 5,000+ online graduates 10,500+ online students worldwide
5 5 Programme Highlights: MSc in Psychology Promote success and wellbeing across the globe The University of Liverpool s fully online MSc in Psychology takes a cross-cultural, international approach to the theory and practice of psychology and its application as a tool for success and wellbeing. As a student, you will benefit from a solid foundation in understanding and analysing human behaviour in a variety of cultural contexts, without the rigid requirement for a previous degree in psychology. With a wide choice of electives on offer, encompassing both mental health and organisational and business psychology, you will develop specialist skills and expert knowledge that are highly relevant for both further study and across a diverse range of careers. You will complete your degree with a dissertation. The topic will be refined in conjunction with your personal dissertation advisor, an academic supervisor who will support you during the research and writing process. Acquire a solid grounding in psychology practice and theory that can move you forward in a wide range of fulfilling careers without needing an undergraduate degree in psychology. Learn about the cultural differences that are fundamental to an understanding of human behaviour, preparing yourself for professional roles worldwide. Choose from a range of electives to create a tailored study pathway that fits your personal interests and career goals. Benefit from a programme designed by practitioners as well as academics, gaining transferrable skills for your career and research skills for further education at doctoral level. Collaborate with fellow students from other psychology disciplines and from other cultures, as you build an international network of professional contacts. Gain expert knowledge and best practice in understanding human behaviour that you can apply immediately to promote success and wellbeing in your own environment.
6 6 Programme structure The University of Liverpool online MSc in Psychology has six core modules, two elective modules and culminates in a 15,000 20,000-word dissertation. Full details of all modules are available on our website. ~ 2.5 years Core Modules Elective Modules Mind, Brain and Behaviour 12 weeks Social Psychology Data Analysis for Psychology Personality, Individual Differences and Intelligence Cross-Cultural Issues in Lifespan Development The Psychology of Learning Elective module Elective module Dissertation 9 months SRO Student Readiness Orientation (self-study online course) Elective Modules (choose two) Psychological Appraisal and Treatment Approaches to Mental Health Psychology Psychotherapeutic Interventions Global Talent Management Breaks (2-3 weeks) Inspiring Others: Psychology of Leadership Evidence-Based Coaching Organisational Development and Change Achieve your aspirations Our online masters in psychology enables you to build a deep understanding of the theory and practice of psychology and an insightful awareness into human behaviour know-how that is highly applicable to a wide range of job roles and industry sectors, from marketing and sales to education and training. Rewarding career opportunities On completing the programme, as well as the option to progress to further study in psychology, you will be well placed to build a rewarding career in a variety of positions around the world. Example careers Sales manager Market researcher Customer services director Social services manager Community relations director Relationship manager Learning and development manager
7 7 I have found it rigorous and challenging and extremely interesting; a brilliant way of studying and working. Josie Rowe-Setz, online psychology student, Managing Director of a consultancy company, South Africa (originally from Ireland)
8 8 MSc in Organisational and Business Psychology Encourage individual and organisational success The online MSc in Organisational and Business Psychology could be your first step to an array of exciting opportunities around the globe as a strategist and expert in organisational improvement. As a student, you will gain in-depth skills in the science of managing, leading and motivating people within organisations and businesses, across a variety of sectors and cultural contexts. Whether you are already working in a relevant field, looking to switch careers or to pursue further research at doctoral level, you will collaborate with peers around the world, developing the strategic insights and expert knowledge to strengthen wellbeing, performance and effectiveness at an organisational, group and individual level. You will complete your degree with a dissertation. The topic will be refined in conjunction with your personal dissertation advisor, an academic supervisor who will support you during the research and writing process. Programme Highlights: Benefit from the balanced input of both practitioners and academics, gaining transferrable strategic skills for your career and expert research skills for further education at doctoral level. Learn to apply psychology techniques in the workplace and start making a difference from day one, improving organisational and business strategy and performance, and strengthening employee wellbeing. Gain advanced knowledge of the latest thinking in the fields of organisational leadership, evidence-based coaching, talent management and organisational change. Acquire the knowledge, skills and cultural sensitivity to apply psychology as a tool for organisational success and individual wellbeing in workplaces across the globe. Interact and collaborate with peers from around the world, adding to the global relevance of this online programme. Learn within a supportive online environment and benefit from a personalised support programme, helping to keep you inspired, motivated and on track.
9 9 Programme structure The University of Liverpool online MSc in Organisational and Business Psychology has eight modules and culminates in a 15,000 20,000-word dissertation. Full details of all modules are available on our website. Modules ~ 2.5 years Mind, Brain and Behaviour 12 weeks Social Psychology Data Analysis for Psychology Personality, Individual Differences and Intelligence Global Talent Management Inspiring Others: Psychology of Leadership Evidence-Based Coaching Organisational Development and Change Dissertation 9 months SRO Breaks (2-3 weeks) Student Readiness Orientation (self-study online course) Professional Learning Log (students reflect on their learning and record their progress) Enhance your future prospects Career opportunities Example careers This online masters in Organisational and Business Psychology is designed to enhance your skills and understanding in leading, managing and motivating individuals and groups in cross-cultural business environments. This programme will equip you with the technical know-how and specialist knowledge to meet the growing demand for management professionals and strategists who can improve and sustain the performance, wellbeing and efficiency of employees in a variety of contexts. HR director or consultant Leadership consultant Psychometrician Training designer/consultant Organisational consultant Change management consultant Talent management
10 10 The programme exposes me to a wide range of knowledge that is directly applicable in my day-to-day business. Gary Watson, online psychology student, CEO of Noge Watson & Partners, South Africa and Nigeria
11 11 MSc in Mental Health Psychology Address mental health challenges around the world With more than 450 million * people around the world suffering from mental health disorders, there is a growing need for skilled professionals to help individuals and communities promote mental health and wellbeing. On this 100% online masters in Mental Health, you will gain a thorough insight into mental health issues, approaches and prevention techniques. The programme provides a solid foundation allowing you to enhance your existing career prospects or to begin a new role in a variety of sectors, from counselling and health, to education and training. The internationally-orientated programme allows you to build on previous experience to develop in-depth skills and knowledge in mental health, collaborating with peers across the world and learning strategies and techniques to reduce mental health problems. You will complete your degree with a dissertation. The topic will be refined in conjunction with your personal dissertation advisor, an academic supervisor who will support you during the research and writing process. * World Health Organization, 2013 Programme Highlights: Develop a core understanding of psychological issues in relation to mental health and wellbeing in modern societies. Understand the techniques for both assessing and treating mental health problems in professional, personal and social environments around the world. Take the first, most important step towards professional advancement, a counselling career or doctoral research. Gain the knowledge and skills required for conducting research and applying psychology in cross-cultural settings internationally. Build your professional network as you interact and collaborate with peers from around the world and from other psychology disciplines. Learn within a supportive online environment and benefit from a personalised support programme, helping to keep you inspired, motivated and on track.
12 12 Programme structure The University of Liverpool online MSc in Mental Health Psychology has eight modules and culminates in a 15,000 20,000-word dissertation. Full details of all modules are available on our website. Modules ~ 2.5 years Mind, Brain and Behaviour 12 weeks Social Psychology Data Analysis for Psychology Personality, Individual Differences and Intelligence Psychological Appraisal and Treatment Approaches to Mental Health Psychology Psychotherapeutic Interventions Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Mental Health Treatment Dissertation 9 months SRO Breaks (2-3 weeks) Student Readiness Orientation (self-study online course) Move ahead in your career This 100% online masters in Mental Health Psychology will enhance your skills and awareness in the theory, practice and research of mental health psychology. Career opportunities The programme will equip you with the scientific knowledge, specialist skills and confidence to promote mental health and wellbeing in a wide range of professional roles across different sectors and cultural contexts. Example careers Mental health consultant Social worker Wellness coach Victims/refugee worker Performance coach School counsellor Behavioural analyst
13 13 The course has really helped me to consolidate my knowledge in Psychology and push my students to higher levels. Sarah Cusworth, online psychology student, Head of Social Sciences for an international school Living in Malaysia (originally from the UK)
14 14 Postgraduate Certificate in Psychology Advance your career with a one-year online study The University of Liverpool s fully online Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Psychology is a concise, 12-month programme, providing psychology knowledge and skills that you can apply immediately in your current job. This programme has an international, cross-cultural approach, enabling you to build your global knowledge and network even if you have not previously studied psychology for your undergraduate degree. See it as an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of human behaviour, increasing your effectiveness in a wide range of people-facing roles worldwide. Study for just one year, alongside your current job, gaining skills you can use immediately. Graduate with a postgraduate certificate, ready to move ahead personally and professionally, or progress to a masters degree. Programme Highlights: Complete your studies in just one year, gaining knowledge you can use immediately in your everyday life and current job. Acquire a solid grounding in psychology practice and theory without necessarily having an undergraduate degree in psychology. Gain psychology knowledge that s relevant across cultures and across the globe. Benefit from a programme designed by practitioners as well as academics, gaining new career skills. Build your international network as you learn with other working professionals. Move ahead personally and professionally, or progress to a full masters degree in psychology.
15 15 Programme structure The University of Liverpool online Postgraduate Certificate in Psychology consists of the four core modules of the psychology masters programme: Concise format ~1 year Modules Our online Postgraduate Certificate in Psychology is a short programme. You can complete your studies in just one year, gaining knowledge and skills to use immediately. Mind, Brain and Behavior 12 weeks Social Psychology Data Analaysis for Psychology Personality, Individual Differences and Intelligence each Relevant to your career Gain insight into human behaviour that can help you be more effective in your current role, whether you re managing or helping people, meeting customers or marketing products. Student Readiness Orientation Breaks between modules: 2-3 weeks
16 16 Online learning the Liverpool way Our fully online postgraduate psychology masters programmes fit around other commitments you may have, whether at work or at home. So wherever in the world you live and work, you can begin the next stage of your career without interfering with your other priorities. There are no fixed lecture times. All your coursework, class discussions and group projects take place online, and the classroom is always open. As long as you have internet access, you choose when in the day you study and where. Continuous support You can interact and collaborate with your faculty instructors and fellow students at any time of the day. And if you run into any IT problems, our technical support team is on hand 24/7 to help you out. You will also benefit from continuous academic support. From the moment you contact us right through to your graduation, you will enjoy dedicated support. This includes a Student Support Manager and regular feedback on your progress from our international faculty instructors, as well as additional self-study and taught skills modules to support your academic and professional development. Your online experience L A U R E A T E LEARN. EVOLVE. NETWORK. SOCIALIZE. Your studies will be based around the Laureate LENS learning platform, developed by the University s e-learning partner. Laureate LENS brings together all the resources you Visual Identity Usage Guide need Laureate from LENS your online classroom Date Created to learning tips, the University s extensive and fully online library to student support in one easy-touse dashboard, making it easier for you to stay motivated and focused on your studies. Laureate LENS also enables you to network with your fellow online students around the globe. You can engage, learn and share with your peers and with the faculty, not only on your course, but across the entire online university community giving you the chance to make valuable connections across a range of professions and industries.
17 17 Psychology as a tool for success and wellbeing Our online psychology masters programmes are designed for experienced managers looking to apply psychological insights and research skills in real-life situations for example, in educational, organisational, business and health settings or in further research. By taking an international, cross-cultural approach to psychology, the programmes expose you to different approaches and perspectives, as well as providing an opportunity to collaborate with peers from all over the world. They are a unique opportunity to combine rigorous academic study with practical experience and insights, in an exhilarating international environment of collaboration, commitment and leadership. The specialist skills and expert knowledge you develop will enable you to flourish as an expert and strategist in understanding human behaviour and motivation, and in applying psychology as a tool for success and wellbeing. Studying with us is a vital springboard from which to boost your career, achieve your aspirations, and make a real difference in your work. Not only will you study the latest trends and developments, develop new skills and understanding, and learn how to practically apply different theories and techniques, you will develop an extensive global network of fellow professionals from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, from educators to health workers, business managers to HR executives. Access a wide range of global opportunities Our students come from an array of roles in diverse sectors all over the world, in both the public and private sectors, including education, business and commerce, health, marketing, HR, training and community relations. The key characteristic they have in common is a belief in their future, in their career, in their potential. A Liverpool online psychology masters is not designed to be easy. It will stretch you, encourage you and challenge you to move beyond your comfort zone. But you will emerge with the skills, knowledge and understanding to become an expert and strategist in analysing, understanding and researching human mental health, motivation and wellbeing at different levels, in diverse cultures and across a wide range of contexts. Note on licensure These programmes are not licensure programmes and do not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. Psychology principles can be applied in the workplace in a multitude of settings. Since requirements for employment vary from country to country, please check with your local authorities if licensure is a requirement to practise your career of choice.
18 Master of Public Administration 18 Join our international alumni network The support you receive doesn t end when you finish your degree. On graduation, you become part of the University of Liverpool s 183,000-strong international alumni network. The University s alumni programme will continue to support you throughout your career, offering a range of benefits and services to help you achieve your career aspirations. Wherever you are in the world, the benefits of an online postgraduate degree with the University of Liverpool will stay with you, both professionally and personally, long after graduation. Alumni Benefits Professional development courses Exclusive discounts International events and lectures Career and business focused webinar series Free online journal access Visit: liv.ac.uk/alumni
19 19 Admission requirements The University of Liverpool s online psychology masters are aimed at professionals looking to enhance their careers and gain knowledge they can apply immediately in their work or in further research at doctoral level. We welcome applications from all over the world, at any time of the year. The programme is based on the global demands of the rapidly-evolving psychology profession. We expect our students to be able to demonstrate suitable skills, knowledge and experience, so that they can not only gain maximum benefit from their online studies, but also make their own valuable contribution to the programme. Entry requirements When you apply, we will consider both your educational qualifications and your work experience. In general, you will be expected to have a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university, or a degree from a recognised institution comparable or equivalent to a British honours degree. If you do not directly meet the educational requirements, you will be evaluated on an individual basis, taking into account your vocational and professional qualifications and your working experience. English proficiency The online psychology programmes are taught in English. So if English is not your mother tongue, you will need to demonstrate English proficiency comparable to IELTS 6.5, TEEP 6.5, TOEFL 570, or GCSE C. How to apply We aim to make the application process as smooth and straightforward as possible. The first step is to get in touch with one our dedicated Enrolment Advisors. He or she will advise and guide you through the application process, help you prepare the information we need, and explain your options to you. After that, you will need to: 1. Submit an online application form 2. Provide the required documents (for example, identification and certificates) 3. Pay an application fee Provided it meets the entry requirements for the programme, your application will then be passed to the Admissions Team for assessment.
20 Master of Public Administration 20 Take the first step today To contact an Enrolment Advisor, find out more about the online psychology programmes, or check tuition fees, visit: Information sessions and webinars You can also come and meet us at one of the many information and networking sessions we organise all over the world, or join us online for free 45 minute webinar presentations, to have your questions answered and find out more about the University of Liverpool s online programmes. Contact: Laureate Online Education B.V. Haarlerbergweg 23C 1101 CH Amsterdam Z.O. The Netherlands +31 (0) Visit to find out when the next information session, networking event or webinar is taking place.