Taught course

Applied Cognitive Psychology

York St John University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have a 2:1 in Psychology or a closely related discipline, although in cases where exceptional performance on the final year project, mitigating circumstances or relevant employment can be demonstrated, applicants may be considered who have a 2:2. Applicants who's first degree is not in psychology will be accepted on a case-by-case basis to ensure that they have covered sufficient levels of psychology and research methods during their first degree.

Months of entry


Course content

Cognitive psychologists are interested in mental processes, taking a scientific approach to understand issues such as decision making, problem-solving, perception, memory, learning, and language. The Applied Cognitive Psychology MSc is a taught programme at Masters level focused upon these core mental processes in relation to 'everyday' phenomena and 'real-world' problems.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English should have IELTS at grade 6.5 or above ( including a minimum of 6.5 in the writing component) or other acceptable English Language qualification.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Dr Stephen Gibson
01904 876581