Taught course

Applied Psychology

Robert Gordon University · School of Applied Social Studies

Entry requirements

Applicants should have an Honours degree with a final degree classification of at least 2:2 or international equivalent. Degrees in areas related to the social sciences, education, health and social care, and experience in research methods are desirable. Application closing date for September 2020 entry is 5 July 2020 Only applications received on or before this date which are complete and contain all required documents will be considered. As a minimum we require degree transcript (and certificate if available), personal statement, academic reference (or work reference supporting suitability for PG study), and CV.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is designed to allow those without a psychology undergraduate degree to develop the wide-range of subject-specific and generic skills required for a career as a professional Psychologist. It will enable you to scientifically study individuals, the mind and behaviour, to make a lasting positive impact on people and society. The flexible nature of the course makes it career-enhancing, as it is tailored to your personal needs and professional requirements. It allows you to study an elective module in an applied area of your choice, and the research project enables you to explore psychological questions in a real-world context which are relevant to your interests, experiences and future career ambitions. The MSc Applied Psychology is highly rated by students and received 100% satisfaction rates - 2016-2017 Student Experience Questionnaire (SEQ) for Overall Course, Motivation and Engagement, and Assessment and Feedback.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent. Find out more about English language requirements on the RGU website - https://www.rgu.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-language-requirements

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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