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 our admissions team.

Applicants should possess either: 

  • A minimum of a 2:1 class degree in any subject including psychology equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree;

OR 

  • A minimum of a 2:2 class degree in any subject including psychology equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree AND have gained at least two years of relevant professional experience.

Non-psychology applicants will normally require a GCSE Grade 4 (grade C) or GCE O Level pass in Mathematics and English, or an equivalent qualification.

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

May, October

Course content

Program Description 

Develop your knowledge and skills in the discipline of psychology by gaining a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited master’s degree with our online Psychology MSc.

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. 

Students that successfully complete the Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) can progress onto the Mental Health Psychology (PG Dip and MSc) or Organisational Business Psychology (PG Dip and MSc) programmes. Find out more about our psychology programmes by contacting our admissions team.

Please note – the postgraduate awards for this programme are titled as follows: Psychology (Conversion) MSc, Psychology PG Dip and Psychology PG Cert.

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 20%. To find out more, please contact our admissions team.

Fees and funding

UK students
£16,065
International students
£16,065

Full tuition fee – £16,065 (2023/2024 academic year)

The tuition fee is fully inclusive of all costs: teaching materials, core textbooks, assessments and resits. If you live in England, you may be eligible for a postgraduate loan to cover some of the programme cost. If you are not eligible for a student loan, you will be offered a simple monthly payment plan to spread the cost of your tuition over the duration of your studies.  
Scholarships and Discounts
  • An Executive Scholarship of 15% for our remaining intakes in the 2023/24 academic year is available for the full master's.
  • 10% discount for University of Liverpool alumni.
  • You will receive a 5% discount if you choose to pay the full tuition fee upfront. 
  • Regional Scholarships of up to 20%. To find out about the scholarship offered in your region, please make an enquiry now.
  • A UK Scholarship of 10% is available for students residing in the United Kingdom.
*All tuition fees shown are net of any applicable sales tax payable by you in your country of residence. Where we are required to add sales tax at the local statutory rate, this will be added to the tuition fees shown and confirmed during the payment process. 

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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