Taught course

Psychology MSc

University of Birmingham · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

Applicants should have obtained a good Honours degree (at least 2:1 or equivalent) in Psychology or a related discipline and have gained at least a 2:1 (or equivalent) in the research dissertation (i.e., experience of planning and conducting research and analysing data).

Applicants who do not meet our requirement for a 2(i) in their final-year research project, but who have gained significant research experience in a psychology research lab(s) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Months of entry

September, October

Course content

The Psychology MSc offers excellent opportunities for advanced learning in psychology, allowing you to engage with research-active staff and be part of the latest psychological science using leading technologies and methods.

As psychology reaches out to tackle the big questions facing society today, skills and experience in psychological research are becoming more and more in demand across wide domains of different industries. Our MSc in Psychology is aimed at students who wish to engage with research and want to further their knowledge and expertise of psychological science.

Our MSc in Psychology offers students an exciting path, giving them the opportunity to deepen their specific interests whilst at the same time developing the technical and transferable skills they need to succeed in a wide range of research-related positions. It is aimed at students who wish to engage with research and want to further their practical research skills.

The MSc Psychology is not a Psychology conversion course and is therefore not suitable for students who seek to acquire UK GBC (Graduate Charter Membership of the BPS).

Linked to current research within the School of Psychology, the course provides the opportunity to build knowledge in areas of contemporary psychology. The course teaches practical research skills, data science approaches in psychology, critical thinking, and presentation and scientific writing skills. The course provides opportunities to be part of forefront psychological science and research.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,530 FT
International students
£26,280 FT only

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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