Coventry University: Pharmacology and Drug Discovery with Professional Experience

InstitutionCoventry University View institution profile
Department School of Health
Study type Taught


Psychology centres on the scientific study of the human mind and all aspects of behaviour in individuals, groups or organisations, as well as the thoughts, feelings and motivations underlying that behaviour. It performs a vital role in society, assisting people or organisations facing all sorts of problems and challenges, working with them to bring about positive change. If you are interested in why people think and behave in certain ways, then this is the course for you.This professionally accredited master’s covers the full Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) Psychology curriculum. You’ll gain an insight into behaviour from a variety of perspectives in the core fields of: cognitive psychology; developmental psychology; history and philosophy of psychology; individual differences; psychobiology; and social psychology. With a focus on providing a comprehensive understanding and application of psychological theory and research, you’ll study qualitative and quantitative research methods in order to conduct your own empirical research project, which have previously covered a broad array of topics that have sometimes resulted in publication in peer reviewed journals. For example, past research projects have ranged from the relationship between body mass and self-esteem in women to game immersion as an escape from stress, the impact of the home environment on children’s literacy development and child refugees’ experiences of living in the UK. Our innovative teaching and learning incorporates numerous active learning methods to encourage your participation and deepen your understanding of specific subjects. 94% of students found our Psychology courses intellectually stimulating in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2016. We will consider diverse, often fascinating, subjects, such as the nature of pain or whether non-human animals can acquire language. We also frequently touch on topical issues, for example, the differences between bullying and cyber-bullying or whether hostage and crisis negotiation should be used if the subjects are mentally ill.You’ll be taught by staff with extensive professional psychological experience, some of whom are committee members of BPS Sections, such as Qualitative Methods and Social Psychology.

- Apply for and achieve additional certification in British Psychological Society (BPS) psychometric testing.

- Learn to act in accordance with the legal, ethical and professional standards and regulations of the BPS and the Health and Care Professions Care Council (HCPC).

- Outstanding track record for graduate employability – 100% of our students were in work or continuing their studies within six months of graduation (DLHE 2014/15).

- Provides appropriate academic evidence for further study on our BPS accredited masters’ degree programmes in Forensic Psychology, Forensic Psychology, and Crime, Occupational Psychology or Health Psychology.

- Confers eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered (GBC) Membership with the British Psychological Society, which forms part of the first stage training requirements in becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

- £60m refurbishment of Health and Life Sciences facilities includes new specialist teaching facilities in the Richard Crossman building – light and dark multisensory laboratories and ‘mock’ prison cells, to complement the existing mock hospital ward and operating theatre.

- Regular expert guest lecturers from practising Business Psychologists and staff from the University Research Centres, including Centre for Technology Enabled Health Research and Psychology Behaviour and Achievement. Recent topics have covered returning to the workplace after cancer, occupational health in action, stress management theory and practice.


Coventry University

Coventry University is a dynamic university that provides high quality education to students. Our teaching, staff, facilities and student experience have all been recognised as being among the finest in the sector and our future is looking bright as a modern university with a flourishing global reputation.

Why choose Coventry University?

  • Top 15 for five years running in the Guardian University Guide (2016-2020)
  • Awarded University of the Year for Student Experience (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)
  • 1st for Overseas Experiences (based on student trips abroad from HESA 2016/17 data)
  • Gold for outstanding teaching ...

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