The normal entry requirement is a recognised Honours degree with a minimum classification of 2:2.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate a strong interest in psychology as an academic discipline and provide a clear rational for why they want to take the course.
No prior study in psychology is required but if it can be demonstrated that the specific learning outcomes of a module on the course have been met on the appropriate level then credit prior learning via APL may be given. Applicants will be able to claim APL for a maximum of 3 units (60 credits).
Months of entry
The MSc in Psychology is a conversion course for individuals already possessing an undergraduate degree in a field other than Psychology but who wish to develop a professional career in Psychology. Previous study of psychology is not required. This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and satisfies the requirements for the Graduate Basis of Chartership of the BPS.
By providing the requisite knowledge and skills for post-graduate education and training, this conversion course is the key gateway to a career in clinical, counselling, forensic, health, educational, occupational or other areas of Psychology.
Psychology is an exceptionally versatile degree because it offers understanding of many aspects of human behaviour, applicable to many sectors of society, such as education, health, business and social welfare. The course is amongst the first in the UK to teach the core curriculum in an integrated fashion, which brings together different approaches to psychology within each module and thereby provides a deeper and richer understanding of human behaviour.
Having knowledge of the processes that underlie and influence learning, memory, social interactions, feelings, thinking and communication, combined with the development of skills in critical thinking and research, will put you in an excellent position for further post-graduate training or future employment.
Information for international students
Please see the English language requirements.