Entry requirements

This MSc is designed for students who do not have previous training in psychology. It is open to those with an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above in another subject who want to obtain a qualification that provides the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC, formerly GBR) with the British Psychological Society.

In order to be accepted on the course you must also pass an interview.

Applications for this course are competitive and can close early. We therefore recommend an early application - ideally by April.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc is a conversion course that gives you a thorough grounding in psychology. You don’t need any prior formal psychology education.

You cover:

  • biological, cognitive, social and developmental psychology
  • philosophical and ethical perceptions of psychology
  • research methods.

Information for international students

Please visit: International qualifications for Masters courses or Fees and Scholarships.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Please visit our website for latest fees information: https://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/masters/2017/psychology/experimental-psychology-msc

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study. For full details of our scholarships please visit: Masters Scholarships

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment10
Dissertation20 (6000 words)
Project report20

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Services
+44 (0)1273 876638