Taught course


Birkbeck, University of London · Psychological Sciences

Entry requirements

At least a lower second-class honours degree from a UK university, or overseas equivalent. Relevant prior study of psychology and research methods (subject to agreement by the admissions tutor).

Mathematics GCSE at Grade C or equivalent qualification.

English proficiency (eg IELTS 6.5).

Months of entry


Course content

This Master's degree in psychology provides comprehensive coverage of contemporary psychological theory and research, designed to provide the Graduate Basis for Registration to the British Psychological Society(conversion course).

The programme provides opportunities for you to develop knowledge and understanding of:

  • key principles of psychological theory, including perception, attention and performance, developmental psychology, memory and cognition, social psychology, psychobiology and individual differences
  • practical skills in research methodology, including the formulation of hypotheses, designing and reporting experiments using a range of research methodologies, and subject-specific IT skills
  • transferable skills in critical thinking, learning how to evaluate hypotheses, presentation writing and delivery, and report and essay writing.

This programme will also be available for full-time study from 2019.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests and at least 7.0 in writing.

Fees and funding

UK students
Part-time home/EU students: £ 4,600 pa
International students
Part-time overseas students: £ 7,425 pa

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Attendance Two-three evenings a week (October-September).

Course contact details

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