Taught course

Psychology (Blended Learning)

Coventry University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

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

Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

This course starts in January, May and September 2017.

The Psychology MSc is a conversion course aimed at graduate students whose first degree was in a (relevant) subject other than Psychology. The Psychology MSc provides knowledge and understanding of the core areas in psychology and confers eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society.

This course is run either as a classroom-based course (one year full-time, two years part-time, starting in September 2017), or as a blended-learning course (two years as a mix of classroom-based and online, starting in May 2017 and January 2017).

Why choose this course?

  • Confers eligibility for the graduate basis for chartered membership
  • Gain entry to our BPS accredited masters programmes
  • Study all of the main theoretical areas of psychology

What will I learn?

Throughout the course there is an emphasis on developing transferable skills, such as IT, groupwork, communication, report-writing, numeracy and presentation skills.

These skills enable our graduates to secure employment in areas other than psychology. Throughout the course, you are encouraged to develop your own approach to study and to take responsibility for planning and developing your own your own learning.

The course will improve your knowledge of Psychology and put you in a position where you can go on to further psychological study or give your career a greater focus on psychology. The course is academically challenging and provides a comprehensive foundation of psychological theory and research, offering insights into behaviour from a variety of perspectives. During the course you will build the knowledge and skills necessary to fully appreciate the depth and breadth essential to the study of psychology. There are many opportunities for you to practise and apply these skills with an emphasis on increasing your confidence and competence.

On this course you will study all of the main theoretical areas of psychology including:

  • Biological Psychology which explores the relationship between the brain, the body and behaviour.
  • Social Psychology considers how an individual’s behaviour is affected by the presence of others.
  • Cognitive Psychology looks at how people perceive, remember, think and solve problems.
  • Developmental Psychology is the study of how peoples thinking and social behaviour changes with age.
  • Individual Differences looks at how people differ from one another, for example in terms of their intelligence and personality.

You will also study contemporary issues and debates in psychology, ethics in psychology and applied areas of psychology including counselling, clinical, forensic, educational, sport, work and health psychology.

Research Methods outlines the research methods and statistical analyses that are used in psychological research. You will both learn about these and put these into practice.

You will also conduct an extensive piece of independent research on a topic of your choice.

Blended-learning option

If you are studying the blended-learning option (HLST121), you will study the following mandatory modules:

Year one

  • Origins and Concepts of Psychology (10 credits);
  • Research Methods 1 (20 credits);
  • Social Psychology (10 credits);
  • Cognitive Psychology (10 credits);
  • Biological Psychology (10 credits);
  • Developmental Psychology (10 credits).

Year two

  • Research Methods 2 (20 credits);
  • Project Planning and Ethics in Psychology (10 credits);
  • Individual Differences (10 credits);
  • Applying Psychology (10 credits);
  • Independent Psychology Project (60 credits).

How will this course be taught?

There are two learning options for this course, and they have different course codes.

HLST092 Psychology MSc is a classroom-taught course which you can study either full-time or part-time on campus, in which case it takes one year full-time or two years part-time. This course starts in September.

HLST121 Psychology MSc is a blended learning course which you will study over two years, as a mixture of classroom-based learning and online study. This course starts in January.

When filling in the application form, please ensure you select the correct course code for your preferred option.

Global leaders programme

To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Click here for futher details on the Global Leaders Programme.

Information for international students

To find an enquiry form for international students, visit our website.

Contact us on +44 (0) 24 7765 2152

Fees and funding

UK students
January 2017 start - £5,799 | May 2017 start - £5,799 | September 2017 start - £6,212
International students
January 2017 start - £11,280 | May 2017 start - £11,280 | September 2017 start - £11,846

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
+44 (0) 24 7765 4321