What will I learn?

This course can be completed over a 1 year or 2 year period. Research areas are as follows: Applied cognition, knowledge, learning and emotion. Brain processing in adults and children, including infant attention to the visual field; assessing situational awareness using EEG; decision-making in fireground, medical and military contexts; non-conscious processes in decision-making and the influence of knowledge, emotion, attentional or response bias; self-regulatory focus, and the effect of social values on experienced emotion and well-being. Research in this area is promoted by the Centre for Applied Cognition, Knowledge, Learning and Emotion (CRACKLE). Applied psychology: Business psychology and management consultancy; assessment centres and psychometric testing; employer attitudes and non-traditional forms of work, impact of technology on work and learning; leadership in organisations; forensic psychology especially sexual offending behaviour; dealing with traumatic material; cross-cultural issues in offending behaviour and punishment; psychology of education including teaching and learning styles and the learning process. Clinical and mental health and well-being: Psychosocial interventions for people with chronic disease or mental distress; the social scientific study of the arts and popular culture, identity and social interaction; the arts in therapeutic contexts; care for people with dementia; understanding of Borderline Personality Disorder and implications for care; mindfulness; the understanding of psychopathology in terms of underlying neuroscience; the neuroscience of attachment behaviour and empathy; contemporary relational approaches to therapy, brief therapies and couples work. History and theory of psychology: Psychology and social issues; psychological language; pedagogy, diversity and eLearning; qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Which department am I in?

School of Natural and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (48 months)

Tuition fees
£12,800.00 (US$ 16,558) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020


University of Gloucestershire

The Park,



GL50 2RH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who hold successful completion of 4 year Bachelor degree with minimum 70%/GPA 2.7 out of 4.0 will be considered for Postgraduate (Masters). Postgraduate (Research): MRes applicants must have successfully completed a 3 or 4 year Bachelors degree with a minimum GPA 3.0 or successful completion of 4 year Bachelor degree with minimum 70%. ?IELTS 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any component.

For international students

Initial registration is usually for MPhil or MRes or MA/MSc by Research with the possibility of transfer to PhD. Candidates with a Master€™s degree in a relevant subject that contains appropriate research methods training may register for a PhD directly.

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About this uni

Set across three campuses, the University of Gloucestershire offers the chance to explore some of the most beautiful landscapes in the UK.

  • Top 10 in the UK for student support (Whatuni Awards 2017)
  • 50 clubs and societies for students to join
  • 94% graduates in work within six months (DLHE 2015/16)
  • Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017)