Taught course

Psychology

Institution
Liverpool Hope University · Faculty of Sciences and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline plus minimum GCSE Maths grade C (or Equivalent). Please note this is a conversion course for non Psychology Degrees.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Liverpool Hope’s MSc Psychology is designed as a conversion course and is accredited by the British Psychological Society. It offers graduates from other subjects the opportunity to start a new career in Psychology. In addition, the course is available to Psychology graduates who completed a Psychology degree which did not have accreditation from the British Psychological Society.

On successful completion of the course with an overall pass mark of 50 or higher you will become eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). GBC is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. Eligibility to GBC is the prerequisite for entry onto postgraduate and professional training courses offered by the BPS.

The course covers the key topics of Psychology such as Biological Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Personality and Individual Differences and underpins these topics with research carried out in the Department. It has a strong component of Research Methods and Statistics which enables the successful candidates to design and conduct research not only in Psychology but also in other areas of social sciences.

The course is taught at Liverpool Hope’s Psychology Department. The Department is research active with increasing strength in Cognitive Psychology. As a Masters student of Psychology you will be directly involved in ongoing research projects as part of your learning experience.

Why choose this subject

To open a wide range of opportunities for a new career in Psychology and beyond.

The programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society. This gives access to post-graduate training programmes in professional areas of psychology offered by the Society.

To understand and explain human behaviour from a scientific perspective is very exciting.

Psychology is a very interdisciplinary subject bridging science and social science.

Strong methodological work is strength of psychological research. Therefore, research skills of Psychology graduates are highly valued transferable skills in a lot of other fields.

The department has excellent research facilities including a colour vision lab, an EEG lab and a lab for experiments in cognition and perception.

You will benefit from well-established overseas links with institutions in Brazil, Germany, Finland, New Zealand and Russia.

The Department has a vibrant student-led Psychology Society which stages events and supports students with their academic and social life.

Information for international students

For all international queries, please contact the International Office on +44 (0) 151 291 3389 or at international@hope.ac.uk.

Fees and funding

http://www.hope.ac.uk/postgraduate/feesandfunding/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
UK Student Recruitment
Email
enquiry@hope.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)151 291 3111