Taught course


University of East London · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) of at least a 2:2 level (or equivalent, for example, a qualification from outside the UK but due to high demand preference is given to 2:1 or those with relevant work experience in a field related to psychology or further academic qualifications since graduation. Previous qualifications can be in any discipline and therefore do not need to be in an area of science.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Psychology MSc programme is for students with a first degree in another subject area who want to learn about Psychology, and for those who want to then train to become a professional psychologist. Many students go on to other postgraduate courses in Psychology, such as a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. It is also an excellent course for those who want to become a researcher, or to simply use the knowledge and skills gained in another career.

Our MSc Psychology programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartership. The programme can be completed either full-time or part-time. The subjects taught are Social Psychology, Research Methods, Cognitive Psychology, Psychobiology, Developmental Psychology, and Personality/Individual Differences. Students will be required to undertake an independent research project - under supervision of an academic member of staff.

Psychology at UEL is one of the largest psychology departments in the country, with a more than 50 year long tradition of teaching. According to the research Assessment Exercise 2008 (RAE), the School ranks at the top for research of the modern Universities in London.

Psychology is an empirical science that aims to understand how and why humans and non-human animals act in the ways they do and to apply that knowledge in a wide variety of settings. The discipline is very wide-ranging spanning from the observations of basic neural mechanisms to analyses of complex human relationships. This breadth and natural applicability to many different aspects of society have made it the largest scientific discipline for study in Higher Education in the UK and the second largest discipline overall. The Masters in Psychology is an excellent avenue for those who did not do an undergraduate degree in psychology to study the subject and to then train to become a professional psychologist, or to become a researcher in the field or to simply use the knowledge and skills gained in another career.

The programme of studies is designed to develop students? knowledge, understanding, research and practical skills in psychology. This is achieved through the following modules, each worth 30 credits:

Research Methods
Cognitive Psychology & Psychobiology
Developmental Psychology & Personality/Individual Differences
CHIPS & Social Psychology (Conceptual & Historical Issues in Psychology)
Research Thesis (60 Level M credits)

The MSc in Psychology is an ideal platform for individuals wishing to become involved in psychology either professionally or academically and also for those who wish to seek progression in certain types of career.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
30 months


part time
16 months
full time
8 months


part time
8 months
full time
4 months

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiries
+44 (0) 208 223 3333
+44 (0) 208 223 2978