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MA Human Relations

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  • Objectives
    The course examines contemporary psychology and explores the psycho-analytical theories of Freud, Bion and Klein, behaviour in groups, the concept of Self and different ways of thinking about the world. -Philosophical and psychological concepts of self -Critical reflection as an essential foundation for advanced practice -Decision-making in practice -Socialisation of the primal group -Managing issues and working with change -Differences between meditative, poetic and calculative thinking There is the chance to look at written, verbal and non-verbal communication and to understand the physiology and psychology of perception. Our Research Methods module will also introduce you to the contemporary issues and debates in research and prepare you for undertaking your dissertation
  • Entry requirements
    This course attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds who want to develop a real insight into how they relate and interact with others. It focuses on strategies for dealing with and resolving day to day problems and challenges in the workplace with a starting point that emphasises self-awareness and personal growth
  • Academic Title
    MA Human Relations
  • Course description
    Course content

    You can exit it with a variety of awards depending on how many credits you accrue:

    Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
    Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
    Masters (180 credits)

    Modules begin in September and February each year and applications can be made all year round. To complete the MA in Human Relations, you will need to take 3 compulsory and 2 optional modules and a dissertation.

    Compulsory Modules

    -Human Behaviour in Groups looks at the formation and function of groups within society as well as the effects of groups on the behaviour of the individual
    -Philosophy and Physiology of Self provides you with an understanding of the difference between the ontological study of Being and the ontical study of beings (entities, things) and explores the philosophical and physiological concepts of the self
    -Research Methods will allow you to develop a rigorous approach to the process of research and prepare you to complete a dissertation/research project

    Optional Modules include:

    -Communication and Human Relationships will aim to identify and overcome barriers that affect ongoing communication, leading you to interpret and present information in a comprehensive manner.
    -Independent Learning provides you with the opportunity to propose, negotiate, create and carry out learning that cannot be achieved through existing taught components

    Did you know?
    Most of our modules can be taken as stand alone courses in their own right for continuing professional development purposes.

    What you can expect from Salford
    You’ll find us on the Allerton Campus of the University which includes the Mary Seacole Building, a brand new development with state-of-the-art clinical practice wards, lecture theatres and offices, providing some the most up-to-date facilities in the UK.

    Our course is delivered by a team of dynamic and supportive staff who are committed to helping you develop the communication skills that will make a real difference in your sphere of practice.

    Virtual Learning
    You will get additional support through Blackboard, our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It can be accessed by registered users from anywhere in the world by using the internet and provides a range of possibilities, including:

    -The delivery of course materials, such as handbooks, lecture handouts, slides and web links which can be accessed easily by students both on and off campus
    -The use of discussion boards that allows discussion between staff, students and others
    -Online exchanges between staff, students and others who can be logged into a virtual classroom
    -Taking online assessments with automatic marking and feedback facilities
    -A robust research environment

    The Faculty is home to a vibrant research community which offers:

    -A creative and dynamic environment for the conduct of ground-breaking research that has a direct impact upon health and social care policy and practice
    -Inter-disciplinary research that unites academics, researchers, postgraduate students and research users in a shared community of enquiry
    -Partnerships and collaborations with a wide range of organisations and researchers in the UK and internationally

    This means that we are able to offer a wealth of experience across a diverse range of disciplines that will enhance your learning experience. We provide a robust collaborative environment that encourages the exchange of ideas and views amongst the postgraduate research students within the Institute.

    International Students
    The University has a great reputation for providing a friendly and challenging environment for international students.

    -We're constantly enhancing our programmes and facilities to make sure we deliver excellent value for money
    -We boost your job prospects by preparing you for the world of work. Whatever you study, you'll learn about genuine issues relevant to employers
    -We’re only one and a half miles (three kilometres) from the heart of Manchester, so you'll find big-city opportunity, diversity and fun right on your doorstep
    -From day one our support services will be there to help you to find your feet

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