Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a BPS-accredited first degree or a conversion degree in Psychology, usually with a 2(ii) or equivalent. In exceptional circumstances, a degree class lower than 2(ii), or a non-graduate qualification or relevant work experience may be deemed to be at a satisfactory standard for the purpose of postgraduate admission.

Months of entry


Course content

The course has been developed for those interested in developing their knowledge and ability in Psychology in general. It will also be the course that might be a good option for individuals who would like to develop their professional and academic skills, but do not intend to pursue a research career in psychology.

The course overlaps with the MSc in Psychological Research, but instead of emphasising research skills, this proposed programme will empower students with a range of professional skills. These skills are valuable, and highly sought after, in a range of different careers. The programme will also allow students to tailor their degree according to their interests, taking modules from our wide-range of world-class specialist modules.

In general, we aim to provide a high quality teaching and learning environment through the use of the latest teaching tools, team- taught courses, and closely mentored research with experts in clinical psychology.

Content and Structure

This course consists of taught and research components that run concurrently. The taught component comprises the following modules:

Compulsory modules:

  • Research Methods Skills
  • Professional Skills Development
  • Dissertation

Optional Modules:

  • Psychology in Education
  • Psychosis: A psychological Perspective
  • Introduction to Neuroimaging
  • Introduction to EEG/ERP
  • Biological Bases of Psychological Disorders
  • Disorders of Neuropsychological Relevance
  • Methods in Cognition & Brain Research
  • Bilingualism: Research & Methods
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Motivation, Action & Health
  • Practical Programming for Psychologists
  • Consumer Psychology: Theory
  • Behaviour Change

Teaching, Learning and Assesment

The curriculum is designed to extend your current knowledge of psychology and develop your professional skills. Teaching occurs via lectures, colloquium presentations, and seminar-style work with your thesis supervisor. Courses are guided by academic staff in their areas of expertise. Assessment methods include written exams, essays, blogs, oral presentations and a research thesis.

Bangor Psychology's reputation for academic excellence has attracted students and staff from all over the world (20+ nationalities). Our International reputation is illustrated by our place in the top 100 Departments in the QS World University Rankings 2013. Scholarships are awarded by both the University and the School.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.0 (no element below 5.5).

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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The School of Psychology is committed to providing assistance to help an accepted postgraduate candidate secure funding. There are different sources of funding for every postgraduate course and for every type of candidate (UK/EU or international). Please see website for details : http://www.bangor.ac.uk/psychology/postgraduate/general/funding.php.en

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Officer
01248 382629