1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Why do people differ in their ability to learn different subjects? How does culture affect the ways people learn?
What role do genes play in ability and achievement, how do educational methods interact with them? And how can education be individualised to allow for optimum learning for each individual?
The answers to these fascinating questions are explored in this MSc programme offered by Goldsmiths’ Department of Psychology – one of the top-ranking Psychology departments in the world and ranked top 3 in the UK for highest salaries for Psychology graduates.
Taught by the leading academics in the field, you will use interdisciplinary methods and integrate the latest knowledge about genetic, brain, and cognitive mechanisms into educationally relevant research.
You will be introduced to different methods, such as twin studies, cutting-edge molecular genetic methodologies, brain imaging research, experimental psychology, and cognitive psychology. You’ll explore their application to educationally relevant investigations, with the ultimate goal of improving learning.
Your experience on the programme will give you:
— a thorough understanding of cutting edge interdisciplinary cross-cultural research
— practical experience and skills applicable across a range of roles and career opportunities, including PhD research and academia, science communication and bio-ethics
— the opportunity to collaborate with international researchers based across the globe as part of Goldsmithsbased InLab (International Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Investigations into Individual Differences in Learning)
— access to mentoring support and resources from Goldsmiths’ Unit for Schools and Family Studies
— the opportunity to contribute to STEM-relevant research
Skills you will develop on the programme include:
— Problem solving
— Critical analysis
Why this degree?
— We’re one of the UK’s top 20, and the world’s top 100, universities for the arts and humanities
— We have well-established links with employers of Psychology graduates and an active programme of career development for our students
— 42 months after graduating, Goldsmiths’ Psychology graduates are ranked in the top 3 for highest median salary
— We host excellent specialist and general research laboratories, including an EEG suite for brain research, as well as a general Goldsmiths’ Graduate School for all our postgraduates
— We combine academic excellence with vibrant living, in an urban and well-connected area of South East London
BSc Hons degree (minimum 2:1) in Psychology or another relevant subject with a research component. In exceptional circumstances, other degrees and professional qualifications may be considered. International, non-English native speakers will need to provide evidence of relevant English competency qualifications and will be interviewed in person or via skype video conference.
Dr Yulia Kovas
Dr Alice Jones
Find out more
— Visit our web pages at www.gold.ac.uk/psychology
— Watch our Psychology Department in action at www.gold.ac.uk/films
To find out about fees, funding and financial support, visit www.gold.ac.uk/pg/fees-funding