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M A Psychology

ELIGIBILITY: Bachelor Degree in any discipline from a recognized University.

Program Overview

Psychology at IILM University is planned to incorporate a scientific approach to the study of behaviour and mental experiences. We emphasize upon the development of analytic and expressive skills (e.g., research methods and statistics, writing and oral presentation) that is the bases of investigation, critical thinking, and communication in this field. The programme aims to give a thorough training in Psychology. It aims to introduce to the students the wide range of approaches that constitute psychology and students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge.

Educational Objectives of the course

  • The student shall develop a range of Leadership skills and shall demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, understanding of group dynamics and effective Teamwork.
  • The student shall able to understand global issues from different perspectives, recognize the opportunities that the wider world offers, learning from and respecting different cultures
  • Students shall be able to display an empathetic and compassionate understanding of micro and macro psychological issues.

Career Prospects- Trending opportunities in the domain of psychology

Clinical Psychology
This field deals with the diagnosis, understanding and treatment of psychological disorders. They work in hospitals, drug rehabilitation centres, NGOs etc. Given the emotional pressures people go through, the demand for good clinical psychologists is expected to rise.

Counselling Psychology
Counselling psychologists help clients deal with personal and interpersonal problems that they face in daily life. Application may vary, in forms of career counselling, relationship/marital counselling, guidance counselling, and rehabilitation counselling. Counsellors work in therapy centres, private set-ups, career centres, schools, NGOs and organizations. Counselling, today, is required across all walks of life, and the need for it will only continue to grow.

Organizational/Industrial Psychology
People with specializations in organizational behaviour can work as human resource development specialists, organizational consultants, HR managers, etc. The need for evaluating emotional and social intelligence is on the go. Organizations now need employees equipped with new-age skills, and heightened motivation, and emotional regulation.

Developmental/Child Psychology
Child psychologists deal with the psychomotor, cognitive, emotional and social development of children and infants. They can again work in child therapy centres, schools, NGOs. Child psychologists also play a big role in special education.

Sports Psychology
Sports psychologists work with sports teams, sports coaching centres, academies, and leagues. A field that promises to improve the performance and motivation of sportsmen and athletes is bound to gain importance, given the frenzy of sports in the country. Although relatively new in India, sports psychology is expected to grow immensely.

Forensic Psychology
Forensic psychology presents a unique application of psychology to legal and justice systems, especially in the context of witness testimony, and specific content. Forensic psychologists play a key role in understanding the psyche of the criminal, and the intent of crime, and also in defining quantum, and nature of sentencing. With a new legal era coming into the picture, forensic psychologists are expected to impact policymaking as well.

A master’s programme in Psychology is often required to begin a career as a psychologist. Depending upon your objective, you might be required to pursue additional qualifications. Psychology presents a great career option today and the future only holds greater opportunities.

Curriculum at a Glance*

*This is an indicative list.

Year 1:
Semester –I

  • Personality
  • Statistics
  • Psychology of Cognition and Emotion
  • Practicum 1-Testing/ Experiments
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Information Management

Semester –II

  • Physiological Psychology
  • Psychopathology across life span
  • Practicum-2 Testing/Experiments
  • Systems Theory and Interventions in Psychology
  • Research Methodology
  • Communication and Social Skills
  • Summer Internship

Year 2:
Semester –III

  • Life Span Development
  • Principles and Techniques of Counselling
  • Practicum/ Field work in Clinical/ Counselling/ OB and
  • Positive Psychology and Self in the New World
  • Consumer Psychology and Advertising
  • Human Resource Management
  • Change Management
  • Psychotherapy
  • CBT–REBT: Basic Applications
  • Rehabilitation Psychology

Semester –IV

  • Understanding Social Psychology
  • Gender- Psychosocial Understanding
  • Project/ Dissertation
  • Health Psychology
  • Family and Couple Therapy
  • Counselling across lifespan and addressing special groups
  • Organizational Development
  • Training and Development
  • Career Counselling and world of work

Future Outcomes of graduation in Psychology

This course is envisaged to provide an understanding of the discipline to the students with special emphasis on the application of the different aspects of psychology. Upon successful completion of the degree, graduates will be eligible to apply to enter postgraduate training programmes in their chosen specialization and ultimately gain employment in their area of expertise.

The programme aims to provide the students with the foundation skills for further study and research and to equip them with a range of transferable skills of potential value to future employers.

  • Theory and Content of Psychology — students should show familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • Research Methods in Psychology — students should understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  • Critical Thinking Skills in Psychology — students should respect and use critical and creative thinking, sceptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behaviour and mental processes.
  • Applications of Psychology — students should understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
  • Values in Psychology — students should be able to weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity while looking into complexity of human behaviour.
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For PGDM/MBA Applicants
Nivedita Ghosh Roy
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