Entry requirements

Here at the University of Essex Online, we believe that education should be accessible to all. That is why we offer both an academic and work-based experience route onto our MSc Psychology. Additionally, you will need to pass your first assignment set within your two-week induction period of the course in order to continue your studies.
Academic entry route
You must have the following qualifications as a minimum:
  • an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification
Work experience entry route
You must meet the following criteria:
  • at least 3 years’ experience (voluntary or paid) within a relevant field, supported by 2 appropriate references. A relevant field may include one in Health, Mental Health, Social services, Counselling services, Schools and Education, Policing, Data analysis and Statistics. This is not an exhaustive list and will be reviewed on an individual basis by the academic team
English language requirement
Our courses are taught in English so to study with us you must have an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 or equivalent. If you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, you will be required to pass a free online English test to assess your proficiency. You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.

Months of entry

April, July, October

Course content

Discover more about the fascinating field of psychology and enrol on a Masters degree today. Designed for those without a psychology background, this 100% online course allows you to fit learning around your current commitments. On this course you will be introduced to a wide range of psychological topics and methodologies, including:

  • essential human development milestones, such as infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood
  • the philosophy and history of psychology inquiry
  • psychobiology and neuropsychology: research principles
  • quantitative and qualitative research methods used in data collection and analysis
The pinnacle of this MSc Psychology is a dissertation, where you get the opportunity to explore a psychological issue or area of your choice in more depth. Here you can apply what you have learned throughout the course and put this into action.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

10% anniversary scholarship available for students who enrol from 1 July 2023.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Enquiries team