Taught course

Psychology MSc

University of Gloucestershire · School of Natural, Social and Sport Sciences

Entry requirements

  • At least an ordinary or honours degree in any subject, including degrees in psychology that are not accredited by the BPS.
  • Applicants without a degree may be considered if they can demonstrate substantial, relevant work experience
  • EU and international students need IELTs 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

This conversion programme is designed for graduates in any area who would like to pursue a career in professional psychology. As the programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), those completing with an overall grade of 50% or above, will be eligible for graduate basis for registration with the BPS. This will enable you to pursue further training in psychology, in specialisms such as forensic, occupational, educational, clinical sports and health psychology in addition to psychological research via a PhD.

Whether you have studied psychology but did not gain accreditation with the BPS, or you are looking to change career paths after studying another subject, this could be the course for you. To help you make this transition, we provide pre-sessional materials which provide a foundation in some of the key aspects that will underpin the degree.

Study style

The course takes a strongly applied approach, drawing upon the experiences and insight of team of Psychologists who are committed to offering an excellent student experience. You’ll learn through interactive sessions, with opportunities for guided discussions around the topic. The course will assess you in applied formats that you are likely to encounter in a future career in psychology. As such, you will complete research reports, essays, presentations and a dissertation.

Whilst, by nature, the MSc Psychology programme is intense (to include the relevant BPS curriculum), it has been carefully designed to build your knowledge and skillset throughout the different modules informed by the most up-to-date pedagogical research. We have an excellent sense of community on the course, with a strong peer network between students, and supportive relationships with expert staff.

Graduates from this course can progress to further postgraduate study and training to become a Chartered Psychologist in a specific field of psychology – such as forensic, educational or clinical.

Popular continuation routes include:

our MSc Forensic Psychology

our MSc Health psychology

postgraduate research in cognitive psychology / neuroscience, social cognition, and health and wellbeing.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the postgraduate fees, loans and finance page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

03330 141414