Taught course

Applied Psychology

Coventry University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold the equivalent of a 2:2 undergraduate degree in Psychology.

Applicants holding an equivalent professional qualifications and experience will be considered, but must have a degree in either psychology or a relevant discipline, with at least 120 credits of psychology.

Months of entry


Course content

Applied psychology uses scientific psychological principles, methods and findings to study and solve problems associated with the human mind and behaviour. It is widely used in mental health, occupational psychology, business management, education, health, product design, ergonomics, criminology and law.

This course is aimed at graduates who have previously studied psychology and want to further their general knowledge to an advanced level, as well as developing an understanding of how psychology is applied to a particular aspect of real life. You can choose from: health psychology, educational and child psychology or clinical and counselling psychology.

The extended version of the course ‘with Professional Experience’ contains substantive placement experience enabling you to gain real world experience in an applied psychology-relevant setting.

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Information for international students

This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office
024 7765 4321