Taught course

Advanced Psychology

University of Essex · Department of Psychology

Entry requirements

Our applicants should have a 1st, 2:1 or high 2:2 degree, or equivalent, in psychology, linguistics or a related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Advanced Psychology course provides the means by which psychology graduates who wish to undertake an advanced but more general education in Psychology can continue their studies to MSc level.

The MSc Advanced Psychology course provides advanced and specialist training across a broad range of core Psychology areas, such as Developmental Psychology, Neuroscience and Neuropsychology Perception and Cognition and Social Psychology.

There is a substantial independent research project and the option to take a series of team-based mini-projects that focus on increasing work-related skills and confidence, by applying graduate psychology research skills to real world and work-related problems.

There is also a wide range of optional modules in psychology and across the university that provide training in a diverse array of subjects in or related to psychology.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, then we require IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Graduate Administrator
+44 (0)1206 872719