Entry requirements

A good Honours degree with 2.1 or above, or equivalent (2:2 will be considered with evidence of further academic or professional achievement). Applicants should be able to demonstrate competence in mathematics, for example through having obtained GSCE mathematics (or equivalent). Candidates whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5. The University offers pre-sessional Summer programmes for students who need to improve their English before starting the course.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is designed for graduates who wish to pursue a career in psychology but need to acquire the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS). This was previously termed 'Graduate Basis for Registration' (GBR). We welcome applications from graduates who have either completed a degree in another subject or who have insufficient psychology in their degree to be eligible for GBC. Graduates do not need to have studied psychology to be eligible for this programme.

You will take modules at Masters level in core areas of psychology, as specified by the BPS. You will also take one option module in psychology from a selection available within the department. We offer a work experience in psychology module as an option for those who would like to gain valuable experience in the work place. The content of the curriculum of the MSc covers the core areas of curriculum stipulated by the BPS for GBC. This consists of Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, History and Philosophy of Psychology, Individual Differences, Empirical Project, Psychobiology, Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, and Social Psychology. In all of the modules there is a strong emphasis on critical evaluation of theory and practice.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)20 7915 5511