Taught course

Psychology

Institution
University of Hertfordshire · School of Life and Medical Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

All successful applicants must normally:

(a) Have a good honours degree (normally a 2.1) from a UK institution, or an equivalent overseas qualification. However, in exceptional circumstances, we will consider students with a lower second class (2.2). Exceptionally highly motivated students may be accepted if they can demonstrate appropriate academic competencies.

(b) We welcome applications from UK, EU, and international students. For country specific international qualifications please check here.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Masters in Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire is for people who have degrees in other subjects, but who wish to obtain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) [formerly known as Graduate Basis for Registration (GBR) with the British Psychological Society, which is the first necessary step towards becoming a professional psychologist.

On successfully completing the course, you will:

  • Have demonstrated sufficient knowledge of psychological theories and literature to be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society;
  • Have developed a more detailed knowledge of the literature, theories, and issues relevant to your career ambitions;
  • Be able to design, carry out, and evaluate psychological research using a variety of methodologies, including the ability to conduct an advanced research project;
  • Be able to conduct ethically sensitive research.

Students enrolled on the MSc programme will study core modules covering the broader psychological principles of developmental, social and cognitive psychology and the biological basis of psychology. This will be contextualised by historical issues in psychology and individual research methods and analysis.

The MSc programme is flexible enough to allow individual tailoring to particular interests or career aspirations. Masters students have to study two additional modules, selected from the following modules (subject to availability):

  • Cognitive Neuropsychology.
  • Advanced Topics in Memory.
  • Forensic and Criminal Psychology.
  • Topics in Psychopathology
  • Occupational and Work Psychology

Information for international students

International students should have an IELTS of 6.5If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English courses can help you to achieve this level.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

PGDip

part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admissions@herts.ac.uk
Phone
01707 284800
Fax
01707 284870