Taught course


Kingston University · Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

Entry requirements

Applicants must have obtained:

  • Normally an upper second class (2:1) honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in any discipline. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate mathematical competence equivalent to grade C or above at GCSE level.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate evidence of an interest and motivation in studying psychology. Experience or skills, in or related to psychology, will be considered an advantage. Applicants may be invited to an interview with the psychology MSc course director. International students based overseas can arrange for an interview by email or telephone.

Months of entry


Course content

The Psychology MSc is a conversion course for graduates from disciplines other than Psychology who wish to gain GBC (Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership). This is the first step for those who wish to work as a Chartered Psychologist in the UK. GBC ensures that a student has sufficient knowledge, understanding and experience of academic Psychology before they apply for postgraduate professional training in areas such as clinical, occupational, educational or counselling psychology.

The MSc Psychology is also appropriate for Psychology graduates who want to pursue postgraduate professional training in Psychology, but whose undergraduate degree is not accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

  • This course confers eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). This is the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist.
  • You may gain relevant work experience. Current students had placements in nurseries, schools, mental health services, play therapy and charities for people with disabilities.
  • Kingston University's psychology team conducts internationally excellent research and has links with universities in the USA and Europe. Eminent psychologists regularly present their findings.

Information for international students

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with 7.0 in Writing and 5.5 in all other elements. Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements may be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from one of the recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

08448 544972/+44 (0)20 3308 9929