Master in Psychological Science


The Master in Psychological Science has been designed to provide the necessary knowledge that will enable graduates to demonstrate practical, analytical, and research competencies for effective professional practice in the field of psychology.

Overview

The Master in Psychological Science (Master di Primo Livello in Psychological Science) course focuses on the acquisition of advanced theoretical and methodological knowledge in the field of psychology by adopting an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the mind-brain system, of the man-machine interaction and of human interaction in new social environments.

The adopted perspective is based on an interdisciplinary approach, integrating technological and cognitive approaches. This allows students to gain a deeper insight into human action, focusing the training provision and other training activities mainly on multimedia educational aspects and on man-machine interaction.

The training path is characterised by training experiences and significant periods of research in highly qualified laboratories in the field of multimodal interaction (cognitive interfaces, multimedia etc.) in order to make the application of the acquired skills fully operational.

What will you experience?

The Master in Psychological Science has been designed to provide the necessary knowledge that will enable graduates to demonstrate practical, analytical, and research competencies for effective professional practice in the field of psychology.

The programme combines modules comprising theoretical learning, research, and professional practice components which are deeply embedded in the module structure. 

The curriculum is organised with a focus on the following: 

1.     Each module offers opportunities for learning and applying knowledge related to the domain in focus.

2.     The learning outcomes and selected topics are based on professional standard benchmarking.

3.     The method of pedagogy, which is part of broader BSBI Didactic Model, aims to ensure the inclusivity of the learners from diverse background.

4.     The formative and summative assessments have been designed to ensure a fine balance between Assessment of Learning (AoL) and Assessment for Learning (AfL)

5.     The course design offers opportunities for independent professional practice as well as the dissertation. 

The course is delivered 100% on-campus with full access to state-of-the art facilities. Students will also have additional access to course and reading materials via the UNINETTUNO platform.

Why study this course?

The Master in Psychological Science course aims to prepare professionals who can work in emerging roles in industry or independently. More specifically, the course aims to:

  • Develop an understanding of the application of critical concepts and theories in the domain of psychology for solving practical problems;
  • Strengthen evidence-based analytical capabilities to handle practical, real-life challenges related to the individual, group, or community behaviour;
  • Enhance competencies required to practice the profession of Psychology under the varying contexts with moral and ethical considerations; and
  • Orient toward the novel application of important theories to understand behaviour and create solutions in the context of the modern-day work environment.

You will also earn a master’s degree with 90 European University Credits (ECTS). This helps student mobility in the EU when it comes to transferring credits from one higher education institution to another.

Who should take this programme?

The Master in Psychological Science addresses students who are interested in human behavior – students who need to learn to empirically understand, predict, and shape human behavior in the age of rapid technological advancement.

  • Graduates with background in Psychology, Sociology, Behavioral Sciences, and Business Studies. 
  • Professionals working as Counsellors, Consultants, Well-being Experts both within and outside companies.
  • Professions working in Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) as well as in public sector (Example: Public Health) who want to further sharpen skills and competencies for career as Psychologist in their chosen pathways.  

Course Price

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Programme Structure

The Master in Psychological Science course combines modules comprising theoretical learning, research, and professional practice components. Each module offers opportunities for learning and applying knowledge related to the domain in focus.

This programme consists of three terms (10 weeks each) and a term focused on your dissertation (12 weeks).

Teaching takes place Monday to Saturday, during morning, afternoon or evening sessions.

The modules of this programme are offered and delivered in blended mode (on campus and online). Students will also have additional access to course and reading materials via the UNINETTUNO platform.

You will also attend modules on academic research methods alongside your master’s degree. During your final term, you will research and prepare a dissertation on a topic of your choice.

(The pathway will be offered if the minimum class size of 15 students is met to ensure a good academic experience.)

MODULES

  • Social Psychology of Networked Relationships
  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Data Science
  • Developmental Psychology and Technologies
  • Psychology of Social and Family relationships
  • Principles of cognitive neuroscience
  • Science and psychoanalysis
  • Neuroscience and Neurobiology
  • Dissertation

Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of the application of critical concepts and theories in the domain of psychology for solving practical problems.
  • Strengthen evidence-based analytical capabilities to handle practical, real-life challenges related to the individual, group, or community behaviour.
  • Enhance competencies required to practice the profession of Psychology under the varying contexts with moral and ethical considerations.
  • Orient toward the novel application of important theories to understand behaviour and create solutions in the context of the modern-day work environment.
  • Develop innovative approaches to solve professional problems.
  • Identify appropriate leadership styles for different situations.
  • Successfully manage and motivate people.

Career Progression

The graduates of the Master in Psychological Science program will be prepared to pursue a broad range of job roles and careers. Some of the possible job roles and careers include:

  • Counsellor
  • Wellbeing Expert/Professional
  • Behavioural Therapists
  • Organisation Development Leaders/Managers
  • Industrial Psychologist
  • Human Resource Development Experts
  • Organisational Behavioural Therapist
  • Mental and Emotional Wellbeing Consultants
  • Entrepreneurs in Wellbeing and Counselling area
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Neuropsychologists

BSBI’s dedicated Careers Service helps psychology students and alumni reach their career goals and realise their potential. The Service offers specialised support and aims to build long-lasting relationships with local and national employers. To find out more about the support available, visit the Careers Service website.

 

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