Taught course


University of Worcester · Institute of Health and Society

Entry requirements

The MSc Psychology is open to graduates with a 2:2 honours degree or above.

GCSE in Maths and GCSE in English (Grade C/4 or above) or equivalent qualification in line with University Admissions Policy. For support in sitting an equivalence test please contact us.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Psychology is an accredited, online programme offering flexible learning to fit with your busy lifestyle. If you have a non-psychology (or non-accredited psychology) degree and want to switch to a career in Psychology, completing our course will give you Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society - your first step to a career as a psychologist.

Studying postgraduate level psychology with us will mean you join a friendly, community of learners who enjoy a high-quality teaching and learning experience - the University of Worcester is ranked 6th out of 68 institutions for postgraduate study (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, Advance HE).

Developing your employability is central to our course. Here at Worcester, we've designed the MSc Psychology curriculum around your busy lifestyle and future ambitions. We will support you in developing the skills that will open doors in a range of sectors, including health, business, counselling, education and doctoral research training. Communication, problem solving, critical thinking, team working, and data collection and analysis are just some of the skills that will increase your appeal to employers.

You will learn from subject specialists and research-active academics working on cutting edge projects to help you develop your research skills and expertise. This translates to our teaching and learning approach which is research-inspired and evidence-based. As well as learning about the core areas of Psychology, we also prepare you for the next step of your Psychology journey with tailored personal academic support and training through our ‘Professional Skills Development’ module.

We recognise our students are on a rapid path of new learning and development, and we have tailored our programme to guide you at every step of your journey; there are lots of opportunities to practice your academic skills, test your knowledge and gain feedback and support to help you succeed at an advanced level of study. We teach our students in way that works for them; we listen and work in partnership with our students.

Key features

  • 100% online, distance learning course
  • Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) to give you Graduate Basis for Chartership and open up a broad range of further training opportunities and new career routes
  • Flexible, on demand learning that can be accessed at a time and place to suit you and your busy lifestyle
  • Opportunity to engage in learning before you start the course to prepare you for postgraduate study – our unique online learning module provides an introduction to Psychology, research design and evidence-based learning (e.g., how to work with academic sources, effective digital learning and postgraduate study skills)
  • A dedicated module for professional skills development with opportunities to broaden your network and learn from practitioners in the field.
  • Authentic assessments tailored towards employability and skills development such as a reflective log assessment on your Professional Skills Development module to support your career exploration and development.
  • 100% coursework including the opportunity to undertake a piece of original research supervised by research active staff
  • Research-inspired teaching delivered by subject specialists who are engaged in research at the forefront of their discipline

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 or better (for overseas students where English is not your first language)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Office
01905 855 111