Has your undergraduate degree inspired you to learn more about the way people tick?
Our MSc Psychology is an advanced fast-track conversion course for students with an undergraduate degree in a subject other than psychology, or for those whose undergraduate Psychology degree was not accredited by the British Psychological Society. Students may also take the course as an end in itself if they wish to obtain a Psychology degree in one year.
Further study in our Department of Psychology gives you the freedom and the facilities to study, experiment, explore and research why we think, feel and act the way we do. You will learn from and work alongside internationally recognised experts, on a range of psychological topics including social psychology, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, brain and behaviour, personality and individual differences, and psychology of health. You will also gain a thorough education in psychological research methods and statistics.
Our mission is to foster an “Understanding of our place in the World” and the multi-method research approach that our staff take is of particular value to this mission and to those who study with us. During your journey, you will learn about the relevance of core psychology areas including how we think about the world, how we interact with the world, and how we experience the world. But you will also advance your skill set on how to devise, carry out and analyse an empirical research project.
This course combines the award of a Masters with eligibility for graduates to apply for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society. The GBC is the minimum academic qualification required to work as a professional psychologist, so passing our course demonstrates that you have studied and acquired an advanced understanding in Masters-level study in psychology. With this qualification you will also be eligible to apply for professional training in any branch of professional psychology.
We are a warm and friendly Department with staff and students from many different backgrounds. We are proud of the multicultural mosaic that makes up our community. Our staff and students come from over 40 countries around the World, bringing their own unique perspectives and experiences which enrich our teaching, learning, and research. Understanding Our Place In The World starts with us!
We wish to welcome both graduates who have recently completed their studies, and mature students who may wish to upgrade their qualifications, refresh their CV, or return to academic study after a period of time away from education. We are committed to diversity, inclusion, representation, and providing students with a curriculum that reflects the complexity of human behaviour world-wide.
You can also start this course in January.