Updated: Jan 14
Stereotypically, an online degree can't be as good as the “real” one. The truth is, that yes, online education is a comparatively new phenomenon. This and only this is the cause of negative stereotypes. Life was never so busy and fast as in 21 century. A new challenge, in our globalized world, often creates a needed solution. And Often very smart and progressive one. Groundbreaking even. We count online education as one of such brilliant solutions. Sadly, it would still be a lie to claim that through online degrees education became accessible for all- costwise (most of the degrees are quite expensive) but it still gave a chance for many people to study on their own terms- this is especially true regarding persons with disability or people with jobs and family who just do not have time to attend lectures and seminars. Online education is becoming more and more popular. Even the most prestigious universities, such as NYU, Oxford, Harvard, Kings College and many many more, offer online degrees. We prepared a list of Masters Degrees in Psychology, psychoanalysis and related fields from the best universities around the world. We hope to inspire you to continue learning, even if you do not have time to attend classes. After all, we are quite sure that this is the future of education.
1. Mental Health in Children and Young People: Psychological Approaches (MSc, University of Edinburgh)
"The MSc Mental Health in Children and Young People: Psychological Approaches (Online Learning) offers a unique perspective: that children and young people’s mental health and well-being is influenced by developmental processes at multiple levels, from individual to socio-cultural and that approaches to working with mental health and well-being need to be informed by this dynamic and interactional system." 2. Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health (MSc, King's College London)
"The online Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health course aims to provide a comprehensive and integrated exploration of our current understanding of the psychological and neuroscientific basis of mental health. By drawing on the wealth of research, education and clinical expertise and experience across our world-renowned Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), the course will appeal to those with a personal interest in the area of psychology, neuroscience and mental health, and who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills base."
3. Mental Health Science (MSc, The Open University)
"This postgraduate qualification is designed for those with an academic or professional interest in mental health science and the biological and psychological underpinnings of this discipline. It equips students with the necessary skills to critically evaluate the current literature, discuss contemporary issues and communicate a critical understanding of key topics in mental health science. Those who qualify from this programme, will have carried out an academically rigorous research project, and have developed the skills and knowledge that are relevant for pursuing a research career, for employment, and to inform professional practice."
4. Philosophy and Psychoanalysis (MA, GCAS COLLEGE DUBLIN)
"Psychoanalysis is a revolution of human thought. It appeared as a turn of philosophical and scientific perspective inside of the human mind to the study of hidden internal mechanisms of it. By this, it became the basis for today's most advanced scientific and philosophical theories and trends that engaged in the exploration of the inner world of humans.
Psychoanalysis revealed that behind every obvious matter that concerns human mind there is still some undiscovered mechanisms. It is well known that Freud “discovered” one of the most fundamental concepts of psychoanalysis: the unconscious, however, psychoanalysis is not at all a theory in the sense of a collection of existing knowledge. First of all, it is the awareness that there is always something else, another yet unknown mechanism of human mind. In this sense psychoanalysis is an inexhaustible prospect of research and through this it is a revolutionary practice as revolution is essentially opposite course to cessation of cognition.
By constant deepening of our self-knowledge and learning of our inner capacities we gain the ability to transform our patterns of behavior, and thus the world in which we live.
The Masters Degree in Philosophy & Psychoanalysis is one (1) year in length and requires the student to complete 60 credit hours by completing required seminars, peer-group work, and supervised guided research." 5. MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology (University of Essex)
"Our MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology Masters degree offers an advanced qualification that is designed to equip graduates with a thorough understanding of cutting-edge and important topics within criminology and criminal psychology. Studying for a Criminology and Criminal Psychology Masters qualification gives you the opportunity to expand your subject knowledge and build on the skills you have gained during your undergraduate studies. The benefits extend beyond improving your earning potential.
If you have not previously studied for a Bachelors degree in criminology, criminal justice or related subjects, our MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology course will provide grounding for a range of specialist careers including hundreds of different roles within the Police Service (from analytical Police Staff roles to serving Police Officers), working with offenders from support workers to probation and prison staff, working within victim services and roles within a variety of law enforcement agencies from the Security Services to the National Crime Agency."