Department profile

School of Psychology

Liverpool John Moores University
2021/22 edition

About School of Psychology

From the relationship between brain and behaviour, to the roles meditation and positive psychology play in our wellbeing, postgraduate study at LJMU’s School of Psychology will open up new horizons and ways of thinking.

Our postgraduate programmes

MSc Brain and Behaviour

If you’re looking for the chance to explore topics including somatosensory systems, applied and cognitive neuroscience, and neuroendocrinology, then our full time MSc Brain and Behaviour programme could be the ideal option for you.

Research is a key priority for us at LJMU’s School of Psychology, and we collaborate with academic colleagues across the world. The School is home to the Research Centre in Brain and Behaviour, which aims to foster and advance interdisciplinary research between psychology, neuroscience and related fields.

We believe this multifaceted and interconnected approach enables us to provide our students with a dynamic learning experience at the very forefront of the field.

MSc Positive Psychology and Wellbeing

In recent years, there has been increasing focus on wellbeing, and we’re delighted to be able to offer a Masters programme in this rapidly evolving field. Our MSc Positive Psychology and Wellbeing programme is available to study either full or part-time and uses a theory-led and evidence-based approach to promoting wellbeing and positive psychology.

As well as developing your research and analytical skills, you’ll learn more about promoting and preserving wellbeing, meditation and mindfulness and pathways to wellbeing.

As accreditation/registration with a professional body is not required for entry to the programme, this Masters is a fantastic option if you’re interested in, or working in, alternative roles in the field of health, wellbeing and positive psychology, and want to enhance your academic qualifications whilst augmenting your practice.

Entry requirements include: a second class honours degree in Psychology, including an upper second class mark (2.1) in your undergraduate dissertation or a 2:1 in related fields e.g. Social Science, Counselling, Educational Studies, Business Studies, and Social Enterprise Studies in combination with a 2:1 in your undergraduate dissertation (or similar work). Equivalent professional qualifications and experience may also be considered. Please contact us at for more information.

You may also be interested in postgraduate psychology-related courses in LJMU’s School of Sport and Exercise Science:

MSc Health Psychology

If professional accreditation is a key requirement in achieving your career ambitions, our MSc Health Psychology course meets the Stage 1 training requirements of the British Psychological Society (BPS). You’ll learn from an academic/practitioner team that includes Health Psychologists registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Chartered with the BPS, some of whom also supervise on our HCPC-approved Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology, and on the BPS Stage 2 Qualification in Health Psychology.

For those who already possess a BPS-accredited MSc Health Psychology, LJMU’s Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology is BPS accredited and leads to eligibility for registration as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

UK/EU graduates of LJMU may also be eligible for a 20% fee discount on full Masters programmes – visit our website for the latest scholarship information.

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