M.Sc. Psychology

March 9, 2017, 2:13 p.m.

Master of Science in Psychology is a postgraduate Psychology course. Psychology is a science of behaviour and mental processes. Its immediate goal is to understand individuals and groups by both establishing general principles and researching specific cases. The duration of M.Sc. in Psychology is mostly of two academic years but it may vary from institute to institute. The syllabus for the course is divided into four semesters and it is an important and career orienting in nature that opens a lot of jobs for the students after its successful completion.

How is M.Sc. Psychology Course Beneficial?

•    The Master degree course gives good base for higher degree programs in respective subjects such as M.Phil. and Ph.D. for further research studies.
•    They can join schools both on private and regular basis; for regular one they have to pass certain degrees/qualifications such as B.Ed., NET etc.
•    They can go for social care jobs as well; here they work for the meet the needs of those coping with problems such as poverty, life crisis, and emotional ill health.
•    The other wide place for jobs is health sector both primary and secondary which plays great role in the health sector.

 

Eligibility

•    Candidates who have passed the B.A./B.Sc. Degree Examination with Psychology as the Main Subject of study or any other Universities recognised by UGC/AIU are eligible for it.

Syllabus                                                    

Syllabus of Psychology as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

Sem. I

Sr. No.

Subjects of Study

1

Cognitive Psychology I Theory

2

Statistics in Behavioural Sciences Theory

3

Research Methods in Psychology Theory

4

Neuro Psychology I Theory

5

Optional :
Group (A) – Psychopathology
Group (B) – Guidance and Counselling Psychology
Group (C) – Principles of Organizational Behaviour

6

Practical

7

Seminar

Sem. II                            

1

Cognitive Psychology-II Theory

2

Experimental Designs Theory

3

Psychometrics Theory

4

Neuro Psychology I Theory

5

Optional :
Group (A) – Psycho diagnostics and Assessment
Group (B) – Special Areas of Counselling
Group (C) – Organizational Dynamics

6

Practical

7

Seminar

Sem. III

1

Psychology of Social Behaviour Theory

2

Applications of Psychology I Theory

3

Personality Theory

4

Systems and Skills Intervention in Psychology I Theory

5

Optional :
Group (A) – Perspectives in Mental Health
Group (B) – Therapeutics in Counselling
Group (C)  Engineering Psychology

6

Synopsis

Sem. IV

1

Dynamics and Interpersonal Behaviour Theory

2

Applications of Psychology-II Theory

3

Self and Positive Psychology

4

Systems and Skills Intervention in Psychology –II Theory

5

Optional :
Group (A) – Psychological Treatment of Mental Disorders
Group (B) – Assessment in Guidance and Counselling
Group (C) – Issues in Industrial Psychology

6

Research Project/Dissertation

Colleges

•    Gauhati University, Guwahati
•    University of Madras, Chennai
•    Punjabi University, Patiala
•    Dr. Hari Singh Gour University, Sagar

Course Suitability

•    Those who are willing to go for teaching fields at higher degree level i.e. college and university level both in private and government institutions are good match for it.
•    They should have the skills such as communication, information technology, handling of data/statistics, problem-solving and the ability to work in teams.
•    Students also should have the qualities such as human behaviour and motivation, ability to critically analyse a problem, formulate a considered response, create an argument and generate new ideas, lend themselves well to careers in the creative industries, the legal sector, government administration and education.
•    Those who want to become teacher and lecturer at schools and colleges level also are suitable for it. They only can become lecturer after passing UGC-NET exam.

Job Types

•    Urban Planning Officer
•    Staff Recruiter
•    Social Psychologist
•    Human Resources Assistant
•    Counselling Psychologist
•    Child Support Specialist, Social Worker
•    Special Education Teacher
•    Career Counsellor & Career Employment Specialist
•    Psychotherapist/Psychologist
•    Psychology Consultant
•    Educational Psychologist
•    Industrial - Organizational Psychologist
•    Teacher/Private Tutor
•    Research Specialist - Academics & Pedagogy

 

 

 

 



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