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The following academic staff members teach on this programme:

Dr Ian Bushnell

  • Chair of the Division of Occupational Psychology (British Psychological Society) 2014-15.
  • Main areas of interest are in the application of psychology to Employability and Leadership, with a particular interest in Psychopathy and Leadership.

Dr Maria Gardani

  • Dr Maria Gardani obtained her MA (Hons) and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Glasgow.
  • She held a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Glasgow Sleep Centre investigating the transition from acute to chronic insomnia.
  • Main research interests include the relationship between psychological and physiological factors underlying neurological disorders and more specifically traumatic and acquired brain injury. Dr Gardini also works on the association between common post traumatic symptoms (fatigue, depression, insomnia and circadian related sleep disorders) and physical health.
  • Other interests include: sleep wake disturbances following mild traumatic brain injury and sport concussion; association of psychological and personality factors with sleep wake disturbances and insomnia and more specifically coping mechanisms and self-esteem, and sleep disturbances in pre-school children and the association of children's sleep and parental sleep disturbances and mental health.

Dr Kerry Kilborn

  • Dr Kilborn obtained a BA in psychology from the University of Oregon in 1981, and a PhD in psychology from the University of California in 1987.
  • Staff scientist at Max Planck Institute fur Psycholinguistics between 1987 and 1991.
  • Current research interests include psycholinguistic studies of second language learning in adults, language breakdown due to focal brain damage (aphasia) and EEG studies of cognitive function in elderly people.

Dr David Simmons

  • Dr Simmons obtained his first degree: B.Sc. (Hons) in Physics (1st class). (1985) Department of Physics, Imperial College, London and an Associate of the Royal College of Science (ARCS).
  • Dr Simmons obtained his second degree: Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.) in Physiological Sciences, (1993) St. Catherine's College, Oxford.
  • Dr Simmons specialises in visual perception, both in his research and in his teaching and is particularly interested in "low-level" vision (i.e. physiological mechanisms). In his research he investigates visual perception using behavioural techniques (quantitative psychophysics).
  • Main research interests include stereopsis and colour vision and particularly the relationship between the two. He has also published articles on spatial vision and texture perception. Additional research interests include visual appearance (especially in medical applications), visual aesthetics and autism.

Dr Georgina Wardle

  • Georgina Wardle is a member of the 'Curriculum, Assessment, and Pedagogy' Research and Knowledge Transfer Group, and she is Chair of Glasgow University Ethics Committee.
  • Georgina's research in developmental social psychology is focused on the cognitive, emotional and social determinants and correlates of the prosocial and antisocial development of pre-adolescent children.
  • Georgina teaches in the School of Education, where she is Programme Leader of the MSc Psychological Studies Programme. She is also responsible for the Developmental Psychology course and she contributes to the PGDE and BEd ITE programmes.
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  • An interdisciplinary effort to advance the understanding of the complex relationship between the brain, cognition and behaviour. This brings together researchers with an interest in cognitive neuroscience, functional neuroimaging, neuropsychology and computational modelling. The Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCNi) aims to develop new methods for understanding brain mechanisms, and to train interdisciplinary scientists in the use of those methods and techniques.
  • The new science of social interactions, a science that blends behavioural, computational and neuroimaging techniques to investigate human social function, communication and cooperation. Our research examines a range of mechanisms that underlie social interaction: from gestures and expressive signals, from the face, voice and body to language-based communication. We have special interest in how such local interactions affect the dynamics and structure of larger scale social networks.
  • Further research areas include sleep, language, and visual perception.
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    This Masters is designed to provide a broad and critical awareness of psychological theory and practice. Graduates will have a range of intellectual and practical skills, including initiative, self-reliance and critical ability, which are readily adaptable to the needs of the labour market.

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    • MSc : 36 months part-time
    • Dr Margaret Martin: margaret.s.martin@glasgow.ac.uk

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    Why this programme

    • Psychology at the University of Glasgow is consistently ranked amongst the top 10 in the UK recently achieving 4th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2017).
    • With a 95% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2015, the school continues to meet student expectations combining both teaching excellence and a supportive learning environment.

    Programme structure

    Modes of delivery include online lectures and seminars.

    You will undertake an online practical portfolio and research projects including a dissertation.

    Core courses

    • Cognitive psychology
    • Conceptual and historical issues in psychology
    • Human development
    • Individual differences
    • Physiological psychology
    • Research methods
    • Social psychology
    • Research project (Dissertation).

    Optional courses (two chosen)

    • A typical development
    • Applied Qualitative Methods
    • Clinical Health
    • Counselling
    • Current Issues
    • Educational Psychology
    • Forensic
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    Programme alteration or discontinuation
    The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.

    Career prospects

    This MSc can function as both a feeder for a PhD and also as an industry-focused qualification. Graduates of this programme may go on to further academic training and pursue a PhD.

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    2013 Entry
    Places are still available for 2013 entry to this programme.

    Our website has been updated to reflect the 2014 entry requirements. In some cases there have been minor changes from the 2013 entry requirements, but please proceed with your 2013 online application and we will advise you if there have been any changes that you need to be aware of.

    Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above).

    International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

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    English language requirements

    For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

    International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

    • overall score 6.5
    • no sub-test less than 6.0
    • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:

    Common equivalent English language qualifications

    All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

    • ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
      • Reading: 20
      • Listening: 19
      • Speaking: 19
      • Writing: 23
    • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
    • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English):  176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
    • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
    • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

    For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

    Pre-sessional courses

    The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

    FAQs

    What do I do if...

    my language qualifications are below the requirements?

    The University's English for Academic Study Unit offers a range of Pre-Sessional Courses to bring you up to entry level. The course is accredited by BALEAP, the UK professional association for academic English teaching; see Links.

    my language qualifications are not listed here?

    Please contact the Recruitment and International Office: pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk


     

    For further information about English language requirements, please contact the Recruitment and International Office: pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk

    Fees and funding

    View fees for entry in 2017-18

    Deposits

    International applicants (from beyond the EU) are requested to pay a deposit of £ when an offer is made.

    Deposits terms & conditions

    The University requires a deposit to be paid by International (beyond the EU) applicants in receipt of an offer to this programmes and who require a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from the University in order that they can apply for a student visa. This is required where the programme is competitive and the deposit is required in order to demonstrate your commitment to attend the programme should you meet all the conditions of your offer.

    If you are made an offer for this programme the University will write to you and request a deposit with information on how to pay your deposit and the deadline for making the deposit payment. Please note that if you are unable to pay a deposit because you are planning to fund your studies through an official financial sponsor then you should upload a copy of your scholarship application or award letter to your application by the deadline date.

    The following guidelines will apply in determining whether or not a deposit will be refunded. Where the deposit is refunded, a 10% handling fee will be deducted.

    Deposits WILL be refunded to applicants under the following circumstances:

    1. Where the University is unable to offer you a place.
    2. Where the applicant has personal circumstances such as illness, bereavement or other family situations that has prevented them coming to the UK. Medical or other proof may be requested.
    3. Applicant can prove that they have applied for a visa to attend the University of Glasgow, but the VISA has been refused. The applicant must have shown ‘real intent' to study at the University of Glasgow but has been unable to obtain their visa.
    4. Applicant does not meet his / her conditions of offer: this may be academic or language test requirements. Satisfactory evidence must be uploaded to the student’s online application to prove that they have not met the conditions of their offer (note that applicants who do not meet the language condition of their offer must show reasonable attempt to meet this, i.e. they must provide a language test which was taken after the date that the deposit was paid).

    Deposits WILL NOT be refunded to applicants under the following circumstances:

    1. Applicant decides to go to another institution.
    2. Applicant cannot be released from work to study at the University of Glasgow.
    3. Applicant does not send completed documentation as requested in the condition of the offer: this may be required in order to prove that the offer has not been met for academic or language test conditions - failure to respond to requests for this information will result in no refund.
    4. Applicant has not secured funding to attend the University of Glasgow: this may be as a result of not being successful in applications for scholarships, OR simply not having sufficient funds in bank at time of visa application. This condition will apply unless it can be proven that there are clear mitigating circumstances which have significantly changed the applicant’s position since the time of application.
    5. Applicant has decided to defer – in this situation the University will retain the deposit and credit it against the applicant’s account for securing their place for the following year of entry. 

    Refund requests must be made within 60 days of the programme start date stated on your offer letter: requests made after this date will be subject to discretion.


    Additional fees

    • Fee for re-assessment of a dissertation (PGT programme): £315
    • Submission of thesis after deadline lapsed: £250
    • Registration/exam only fee: £150
    • General Council fee: £50

    Funding opportunities

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    How to apply

    We ask that you apply online for a postgraduate taught degree. Our system allows you to fill out the standard application form online and submit this to the University within 42 days of starting your application.

    You need to read the guide to applying online before starting your application. It will ensure you are ready to proceed, as well as answer many common questions about the process.

    Guide to applying online

    Do I have to apply online for a postgraduate taught degree?

    Yes. To apply for a postgraduate taught degree you must apply online. We are unable to accept your application by any other means than online.

    Do I need to complete and submit the application in a single session?

    No. You have 42 days to submit your application once you begin the process. You may save and return to your application as many times as you wish to update information, complete sections or upload additional documents such as your final transcript or your language test.

    What documents do I need to provide to make an application?

    As well as completing your online application fully, it is essential that you submit the following documents:

    • A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
    • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
    • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
    • Two supporting reference letters on headed paper
    • Evidence of your English Language ability (if your first language is not English)
    • Any additional documents required for this programme (see Entry requirements for this programme)
    • A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)

    If you do not have all of these documents at the time of submitting your application then it is still possible to make an application and provide any further documents at a later date, as long as you include a full current transcript (and an English translation if required) with your application. See the ‘Your References, Transcripts and English Qualification’ sections of our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

    Do my supporting documents need to be submitted online?

    Yes, where possible, please upload the supporting documents with your application.

    How do I provide my references?

    You must either upload the required references to your online application or ask your referees to send the references to the University as we do not contact referees directly. There is two main ways that you can provide references: you can either upload references on headed paper when you are making an application using the Online Application (or through Applicant Self-Service after you have submitted your application) or you can ask your referee to email the reference directly to pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk. See the 'Your References, Transcripts and English Qualifications' section of the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

    What if I am unable to submit all of my supporting documents online?

    If you cannot upload an electronic copy of a document and need to send it in by post, please attach a cover sheet to it that includes your name, the programme you are applying for, and your application reference number.

    You may send them to:

    Postgraduate Admissions
    71 Southpark Avenue
    Glasgow
    G12 8QQ

    Can I email my supporting documents?

    No. We cannot accept email submissions of your supporting documents.

    What entry requirements should I have met before applying? Where can I find them?

    You should check that you have met (or are likely to have met prior to the start of the programme) the individual entry requirements for the degree programme you are applying for. This information can be found on the ‘entry requirements’ tab on each individual programme page, such as the one you are viewing now.

    What English Language requirements should I have met before applying? Where can I find them?

    If you are an international student, you should also check that you have met the English Language requirements specific to the programme you are applying for. These can also be found on the ‘entry requirements’ tab for each specific programme.

    Further Information

    Please see the Frequently Asked Questions for more information on applying to a postgraduate taught programme.

    Guidance notes for using the online application

    These notes are intended to help you complete the online application form accurately, they are also available within the help section of the online application form. If you experience any difficulties accessing the online application then you should visit the Application Troubleshooting/FAQs page.

    • Name and Date of birth: must appear exactly as they do on your passport. Please take time to check the spelling and lay-out.
    • Contact Details: Correspondence address. All contact relevant to your application will be sent to this address including the offer letter(s). If your address changes, please contact us as soon as possible.
    • Choice of course: Please select carefully the course you want to study. As your application will be sent to the admissions committee for each course you select it is important to consider at this stage why you are interested in the course and that it is reflected in your application.
    • Proposed date of entry: Please state your preferred start date including the month and the year. Taught masters degrees tend to begin in September. Research degrees may start in any month.
    • Education and Qualifications: Please complete this section as fully as possible indicating any relevant Higher Education qualifications starting with the most recent. Complete the name of the Institution (s) as it appears on the degree certificate or transcript.
    • English Language Proficiency: Please state the date of any English language test taken (or to be taken) and the award date (or expected award date if known).
    • Employment and Experience: Please complete this section as fully as possible with all employments relevant to your course. Additional details may be attached in your personal statement/proposal where appropriate.
    • References: Please provide the names and contact details of two academic references. Where applicable one of these references may be from your current employer. References should be completed on letter headed paper and uploaded on to your application.

    Application deadlines

    This programme will now be commencing in January 2018.

    Applications are now open and will be accepted up until the start of the programme in January 2018.

    Application fee

    A fee of £25 per application must be paid by all applicants to this programme. The application fee will be requested when you apply online and it can be paid using your credit or debit bank card.

    Terms and conditions

    The application fee is non-refundable so it is important that you check any specific entry requirements for the programme. If you are applying with qualifications from outside the UK then you should check the postgraduate taught entry requirements for your country: see International students: In your country

    Applicants who are sponsored may have the application fee waived at the point of applying online. However if the sponsorship status changes before the student registers with the University and the student is self-funding the University reserves the right to invoice the student for the initial application fee.

    Find out more about Application fees


    Please note: applications for SFC funded places are open for entry in September 2016.

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