Entry requirements (Home)
You will need:
- a second class honours degree in Psychology, including an upper second class mark (2.1) in your undergraduate dissertation
- an upper second class degree in related fields (e.g. Social Science, Counselling, Educational Studies, Business Studies, and Social Enterprise Studies) in combination with an upper second class mark (2.1) in your undergraduate dissertation (or similar work) will be required
- equivalent professional qualifications and experience
Applications are considered by the programme leader and at least one course tutor. They are assessed on: your application form, personal statement, transcripts and your personal reference.
You will need to:
- demonstrate sufficient knowledge to embark on the programme
- describe your motivation to study on this programme
- demonstrate the ability and commitment to work at postgraduate level
In addition, non-standard applicants will need to:
- demonstrate their relevant professional experience through suitable evidence of accomplishment such as description of their professional experience, publications, written reports, CPD activities, etc.
Entry requirements (International)
LJMU welcomes applications from international students. You will need a good degree in Psychology or a related field. In addition to normal entry requirements, you will be expected to demonstrate a very good level of English language competence, for example you will be required to have an IELTS score of 6.5 (with 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.
Please note: specific courses may require higher levels of English language competence. If you have applied to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. It can take four to six weeks to receive an ATAS certificate, so please make sure you apply as early as possible. You can find out more on the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website. Alternatively, contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance.
Please note: international students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part time. Students entering the UK on alternate types of visa may be in a position to study part time. Please contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for further details before making your application. In order to obtain a visa you will also need to show evidence that the money required to cover your tuition fees and living expenses has been in your bank account for at least 28 days prior to submitting your visa application. So please make sure that your finances are in place before applying. For more details, go to our international website
For advice on any aspect of the application process, please contact LJMU's International Admissions Team.
Months of entry
Learn how to promote and preserve human virtues, strengths and skills that are at the heart of happiness, wellbeing and a meaningful and socially engaged life.
- Theory-led and evidence-based approach to promoting wellbeing covering the breadth of Positive Psychology
- Taught by leading experts in the field
- Provides opportunities to deeply engage with a positive psychology topic of your choice
- Offers a strong practice-based perspective
- Encourages the development of sustained mindfulness meditation practice
- Supports you in gaining strengths-based workplace skills
Information for international students
International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.
Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.
Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.