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Entry requirements

All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you want to discuss your previous qualifications and experience before applying, please contact us now via our online LiveChat.

Applicants should possess either: 

  • A minimum of a 2:1 class degree in a subject other than psychology, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree; or 
  • A minimum of a 2:1 class degree in psychology that has not been accredited by the British Psychological Society, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree.  

Applicants who have achieved a 2:2 degree or failed to pass the empirical project component of a psychology undergraduate degree, must demonstrate they are suitably qualified to undertake a postgraduate programme of study. They should have: 

  • At least two years approved professional experience, or obtained some other qualification approved for this purpose by the University. 

Applicants who have undertaken an accredited degree but have failed to either pass the empirical psychology project, or achieve at least a 2:2 degree, may also be admitted to the programme. 

All applicants must provide evidence that they have an English language ability equivalent to an IELTS (academic) score of 6.5 (overall) and 7.0 (reading and writing).

If you don’t have an IELTS or equivalent certificate, you can take our 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

October

Course content

Program Description 

Develop your knowledge and skills in the discipline of Psychology.

The essence of this master’s is the philosophy of providing a research connected student experience combing active learning and authentic assessment. Throughout the programme you will have the opportunity to engage in action-based learning, enabling you to integrate new knowledge into your working and social environment.

To achieve a full master’s degree, you will be required to complete 180 credits. This programme is also available as a postgraduate certificate (PG Cert) which amounts to 60 credits and a postgraduate diploma (PG Dip) which amounts to 120 credits. Students who complete the PG Cert and PG Dip will have the opportunity to progress to the full master’s degree. 

Why study this subject

Students will acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the core areas of psychology, as defined in The British Psychological Society (BPS) standards, as well as the practical skills associated to them.

The programme is ideally suited to anyone who does not hold a psychology undergraduate degree or graduated from a non-BPS accredited course.

Throughout your studies you will have the opportunity to explore topics such as social psychology, psychobiology, cognitive psychology, data analysis for psychologists and much more.

Teaching methods and style 

This programme is designed to be studied wholly online and part-time. Teaching is delivered through our state-of-the-art virtual learning environment, which provides students with access to all resources required for interactive study online. On this platform you will be encouraged to work collaboratively with classmates and actively read around your topic through our comprehensive library of eBooks and journals.  

Methods of assessment

Assessment is exclusively through online assignments rather than examinations. You will be assessed through a range of activities, including written assignments, discussion forum participation and journal entries. 

Career destinations 

On completion of the programme, students will have a foundation in the science of Psychology. The resulting knowledge, skills and attitudes will enable students to put psychological principles into effect in a variety of settings including research, practice and the interface of applied research.

Potential career destinations include Health, Sports, Clinical, Counselling, Occupational, Educational or Forensic Psychology.

Information for international students

International students may be eligible for Regional Scholarships of up to 15%. To find out more, please contact our admissions team.

Fees and funding

UK students
£15,300
International students
£15,300

To find out more about the funding available for online programmes with the University of Liverpool click here.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

To achieve a full master’s degree, you will be required to complete 180 credits. This programme is also available as a postgraduate certificate (PG Cert) which amounts to 60 credits and a postgraduate diploma (PG Dip) which amounts to 120 credits.

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