Entry requirements

You'll need a 2:1 degree, or internationally recognised equivalent by the university, in either:
  • psychology
  • a related discipline, if you can demonstrate that it includes quantitative research skills

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Psychology lets you match modules to your interests and training needs. We’ll teach you the latest skills in psychological research and data analysis. This degree will help you progress your career if you're interested in data science. It also gives you the option to pursue a research career, either in the private sector or by studying for a PhD.
You can select modules covering fundamental and advanced data analysis to give your course a research methods focus. Or you could carry out a practical research apprenticeship in an area of psychology that interests you, mentored by an expert in the field.
Whichever modules you choose, all students learn research methods and data science techniques, using tools such as the statistical software package R. We'll help you explore the latest developments in research, including collaborative science practices.
You'll also study the concepts and issues facing psychology researchers today.
This postgraduate psychology degree will teach you:
  • in-depth knowledge of specific topics, issues and methods
  • how to relate and apply your research to psychological issues
  • how to analyse and communicate complex ideas
  • how to creatively plan and manage projects

Information for international students

IELTS 7.0 overall, with minimum of 6.5 in all components.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Recognised by the ESRC as a research training Master's degree, so funding could be available from the ESRC.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0)23 8059 9699