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Masters Psychology Programmes at Bradford cater to caring, compassionate and curious individuals, looking to make a difference in people's lives.

Dr. Peter Branney explains why you should study Postgraduate Psychology with us.

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Our MSc and PG Diploma in Psychology offer a fast-track route to eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society, provided a minimum standard of 50% is achieved :smile:

Teaching on this programme includes lectures, small group seminars, workshops and lab based practicals.

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Our new MSc in Psychology of Health and Wellbeing examines advanced concepts in psychology related to health and wellbeing, suitable for those who have completed an undergrad psychology programme, or have a degree in an allied subject.

Modules include:
theory and practical applications of clinical psychology
health psychology
cognitive neuroscience

Where can a Psychology degree take me?

Psychology is generally considered to be the science of the mind. It’s also a very diverse, multi-disciplinary field. In many cases, you can study a psychology degree before progressing to a specialism which ties into one of your other interests.

Here are four of the many areas of psychology you could specialise in:

Sports Psychology
Being successful in sport is no longer considered to be down to pure skill and fitness. Psychological studies have proved that conditioning of the brain’s pre-frontal lobe can improve a competitor’s attitude, decision-making, awareness and anticipation vital attributes in most sports.

Military Psychology
With the amount of conflict around the world, huge numbers of military personnel and their families suffer the emotional turmoil of war.

Military psychologists are specially trained to help soldiers, and those around them, cope with the mental pressures of war, such as separation, fear, anxiety, and grief.

Military psychology can be difficult to break in to, due to the specialist knowledge and skills required. The reward of knowing that you’re making a huge difference to people’s lives can make the challenge worthwhile.

Retail Psychology
Even the most occasional of shoppers will have noticed the large colourful displays designed to catch your eye in stores, or have been offered the chance of a loyalty card at the check-out counter.

Retail Psychology is a study of consumers, and how they react to and engage with these marketing activities, designed by businesses to boost sales. From packaging to promotion, everything is planned carefully and evaluated by specialist psychologists, to provide a better understanding of consumer behaviour.
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Dhatshayini studied MSc Psychology at Bradford, she shares her experience with us below.

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I came across my job role through a placement I undertook during my Master's studies at the University of Bradford. I was enrolled in the 'Psychological Life Skills and Employability' module that really helped me to transition into the world of work right after my degree.

Choosing Bradford
Although I had already completed a Master's, the accreditation at the University of Bradford was the real turning point in my career as it enabled me to be part of a professional society, opening doors to the world of employment and career development.

I chose to study at the University of Bradford as it has an excellent reputation for its diversity and for its ability to engage students in the world of employment right from the start. I specifically chose to do an MSc in Psychology as it provided me with the accredited BPS qualification that is required by many doctorate programmes.

I always felt very supported and empowered during my time at the University which encouraged me to evolve into the person I am today.

My advice
I would advise future and current students to go for what they want. Many people tell me that I must be really studious to have completed two Master's by the age of 24, but I always say that is not about being studious. It is the actual passion you have for a subject that drives you to gain more.
Five fantastic careers for Psychology graduates


Psychology is becoming increasingly popular among students. And it’s no surprise it’s a fascinating subject that allows you to explore the inner workings of the mind and better understand human behaviour.

But you’re probably wondering, what exactly can I do with a psychology degree?

Forensic Psychologist
Forensic psychologists work within the criminal justice system. They have an exciting and wide ranging remit which can include conducting one-on-one assessments of prisoners and offenders, providing expert testimonials in court, and developing offender treatment and rehabilitation programmes.

While many forensic psychologists work within a legal setting, it’s a varied role that can see you working in variety of places (prisons, rehabilitation units, social services departments) and with a range of stakeholders (victims of crime, prison officers, psychiatrists).

If you’re someone who enjoys helping others, a career in psychotherapy could be very rewarding. Psychotherapists work with individuals and groups to help them overcome issues such as stress, emotional problems and mental illness.

In this role, you’ll run private sessions with clients where you’ll actively listen to them, encourage them to reflect on their personal issues and help them to develop strategies for coping with and overcoming these issues.

In order to become a psychotherapist, you’ll need to complete a postgraduate course that is accredited by the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) or BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council), as well as a set number of hours in practice.

As a psychology graduate you’ll have a fantastic understanding of group dynamics and behavioural issues, which makes teaching a super suitable career option.
You could teach psychology and share your enthusiasm for the subject with the next generation of psychologists. Alternatively, you could consider a different subject or look into a specialism such as primary education or SEN (Special Educational Needs).

There are various routes you can take to become a teacher, however, the most common one is to complete a one-year PGCE course, where you’ll learn important teaching theory and gain the classroom experience necessary to set your career off to a flying start.

Human Resources Officer
Human resources is all about people, and as a psychology graduate you’ll have a deep understanding of people and their behaviours.

A human resources officer is responsible for advising on, developing and implementing policies and procedures relating to the effective use of employees within an organisation.

It’s a truly varied role where you could find yourself jumping from assisting managers on implementing new policies and procedures, to creating a job advertisement, to delivering staff training, and much more, all within the same day.

Life Coach
Where psychologists are concerned with deep emotional issues, life coaches are focused on helping people improve their lives by working towards carefully developed goals. Life coaches can specialise in all sorts of areas, like career coaching, personal development and relationships.

Life coaching is not a regulated field, which means you don’t need specific qualifications. However, if you’re operating as a freelance coach, it’s worth completing a course with a professional body such as the AC (Association for Coaching) or BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), to demonstrate your experience and professionalism to potential clients.

Psychology is an exciting subject that can unlock the pathways to an impressive array of careers that will put your skills to use and keep you stimulated as you make your way in the world.

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