Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree in a subject other than psychology, or a non- accredited (combined / single honours) undergraduate degree that includes psychology of 2:1 or above.

Applicants with grades lower than a 2:1 may also be considered. Suitability will be assessed by the Programme Director on a case by case basis, taking into account: academic performance, professional experience, personal statement and references. Applicants may be invited for an interview prior to the offer of a place.

For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course, please click here to visit our dedicated web page.

Months of entry


Course content

Psychology is all around us. It is a diverse and fascinating subject which offers a scientific insight into human behaviour and the mind. Whether you are aiming to pursue a career as a psychologist or seeking to understand more about the mind and its influence on our behaviour and interactions, our BPS accredited MSc Psychology programme offers you a flexible approach to reaching that next step and achieving your goal. The programme is a psychology conversion course that provides students with non-psychology backgrounds broad grounding in psychological theory and research, and will equip you with the academic and practical skills sought by a wide range of employers.

On successful completion of the programme you will be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Therefore, this programme provides you with a stepping-stone into a future career in psychology either through further postgraduate training (e.g., to become a Clinical, Educational, Forensic Psychologist) or postgraduate research (e.g. PhD).

You can complete the course full-time or part-time, through our online distance learning route from anywhere in the world. However, please note we are a UK-based programme and our hours of operation and delivery will adhere to UK time-zones (GMT) and academic working hours (Monday-Friday; 9am-5pm).

Throughout the programme we provide a high-level of academic support and content that will facilitate a stimulating and engaging learning experience. The course is designed with vocational/professional training in mind, and many of our team have practitioner backgrounds as well as being academics, bringing a wide-range of expertise and an applied approach to teaching. You will have the opportunity of working closely with a member of staff during your independent research project. Your training in research methods and statistics will also offer you the opportunity to engage in sophisticated, postgraduate level research and provides opportunities to take part in a wide-range of research projects online. We also offer you dedicated career and employability sessions to help you in your journey towards your chosen career path.

  • This course will give you a Master’s level qualification that confers eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS).
  • You will benefit from hands on, enquiry-based learning.
  • You will be involved in research currently being conducted by the Psychology Team at this university via your research project supervisor.
  • You will be assigned a personal academic tutor who will also double as your mentor throughout the programme. This person will be your first port of call and will be available throughout the programme for support.
  • There is a dedicated Distance Learning Lead from the programme team who will monitor and support your learning journey through the programme.
  • After completing this MSc, you will be in a position to decide which route is best for your future career in psychology, with the knowledge and confidence that you have the tools you need to make a fully informed decision.

Information for international students

Canterbury Christ Church University welcomes applications from International Students. For more information please visit our website.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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