Take a deep dive into the science of human thought, feelings, and behaviour by embarking on a Masters degree in the Department of Psychology.
Our research and teaching, guided by the Thinking-Interacting-Experiencing (T-I-E) framework, aim to deepen our understanding of our place in the world. Join our diverse scientific community, united by a passion for making real-world impact.
Our program offers a research-led curriculum covering topics such as memory, emotional behaviour, human development, social influences, and cultural impacts on behaviour. Whether you're building on a BPS-accredited undergraduate degree or new to psychology, our Master's degrees provide insights from world-renowned experts and access to top-tier facilities.
Ideal for those aiming for Chartered Psychologist status or careers in management, HR, education, policy, data analytics, and beyond, our postgraduate degrees equip you with the skills for a dynamic future. Explore diverse career paths and prepare for success with Essex University's Psychology Master's programs.
"I really loved the neuropsychology and cognitive psychology modules because they show how the brains processing directly affects our behaviour in ways you really don't even think of. After graduating I used the alumni benefits of the Employability and Careers Centre to help hone my CV skills for applying to PhD studentships. I was ultimately awarded a PhD ICASE studentship at University of Salford, funded by the BBC. I am researching practical ways to help the employability and work lives of the neurodiverse (those with Autism ADHD, Dyslexia and other related conditions)."
"By mastering how people think about, interact with, and experience the world around them, the study of human psychology lies at the foundation of nearly all successful careers. Our MSc programmes prepare students for the global marketplace by 'tie'-ing together cutting-edge research underlying human thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, and arming them with unique and competitive skills to better understand the world and the people who shape it."