Taught course


University of Bolton · Faculty of Wellbeing and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a Psychology honours degree recognised by the British Psychological Society for the Graduate Basis for Registration classification 2:1 or higher. Lower second class degree holders may be offered a place as an associate student.


Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MSc Psychology is for psychology graduates who wish to develop their knowledge to an advanced level or are particularly interested in enhancing their skill set in preparation for a career in psychology. By studying on this course you will develop an advanced critical appreciation of contemporary methods, theories and issues in psychology and will build upon and enhance the skills you acquired from your undergraduate studies. You will develop and master a high level of complex specialist knowledge and skills in the field of psychology and you will have the opportunity to employ these skills to conduct research or advanced technical and professional activity.

You will further develop your skills in research and analysis and apply them to a substantial piece of independent research, ensuring you apply your knowledge and understanding of appropriate ethical issues in this context. You will develop your intellectual and thinking skills to a very high academic standard, which will be reflected in your studies, in particular your dissertation.

In addition to enhancing your specialist knowledge in the field of psychology, you will enhance your key and transferable skills such as leadership, teamwork, data handling and project management. These skills are developed and practiced using traditional learning and teaching methods including lectures, seminars, workshops and practicals.

You will study six modules worth 20 credits each and submit a 60 credit dissertation, a total of 180 credits.
These will include two core modules in advanced methods in psychology. These are Psychology Research: Review, Evaluation and Design and Dissertation Proposal.

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months
part time
30 months


part time
12 months
full time
6 months

Course contact details

University of Bolton Enquiries
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