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About

This online MSc offers you the chance of a career change towards becoming a professional psychologist, regardless of your previous studies. 

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

The master’s degree in Psychology (BPS) at Arden University Online prepares individuals who are passionate about Psychology who started their education in a different field. 

In addition to being a classic Master’s in Psychology, this online programme offers an opportunity ambitious students to follow their calling and more easily transition to a career in psychology, without having to fully restart their university studies.

The programme meets the growing need for professionals in the mental healthcare professions and similar occupations. It does so by delivering an essential set of knowledge through courses designed to integrate future psychologists into the workforce faster and more effectively. 

Why study this master’s degree at Arden University

  • This programme is a conversion course, meaning you can study it without having to previously graduate a bachelor’s degree in psychology.
  • A programme that’s ideal for individuals looking for a career change.
  • Fast start and track to a career in psychology.
  • Study flexibility and online course delivery lets you study while you work.
  • Strong focus on employment after graduation.
  • 95% of graduates are employed or in further study within 6 months of graduation.
  • 24/7 access to all study materials online.
  • No fixed lecture times.
  • Use your Advanced Research Project to apply your studies directly to your workplace.

Programme accreditation and careers

This Psychology honours degree is fully accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and will prepare graduates to continue on successful career paths in a variety of industries from HR to clinical research. Successful graduates will be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS - the basic requirement to train as a professional psychologist.

With further specialized training, Psychology graduates go on to careers as psychotherapists, psychology counsellor, occupational psychologist, school counsellor, human resource officer, play therapist, forensic psychologist, organizational psychologist (I-O), and more.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) updates: 

The current intake is open. We are continuing to deliver an undisrupted learning experience across all our courses. We are Distance Learning specialists with more than 25 years’ experience delivering education online.

Fast-Track Your Career promise

Arden undergraduate students who successfully complete their degree at a 2:2 or above can take

advantage of our Fast-Track Your Career promise, allowing you to study an Arden master’s degree

completely free of charge within 5 years of completing your bachelor’s.

Regional scholarships

We’ve also set up a number of regional scholarships for international students from selected regions

joining us online, subject to a short application process.

Accreditation

This programme is fully accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), which ensures the highest quality standards for your psychology degree.     

Programme Structure

Course Modules

  • Research Methods
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Individual Differences and Abnormal Psychology
  • Lifespan Development
  • Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Advanced Psychology Project

You can study up to two modules at once, however it is recommended to study them one at a time until you become comfortable with the expected work output at this level.

Assessments

Arden will provide you an opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned with a diverse range of assessments, which may include:

  • Empirical research report
  • Empirical research proposal
  • Essay
  • Self-reflective writing
  • Literature review
  • Case study
  • Poster
  • Presentation
  • Dissertation/Empirical Journal Article

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 18 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK honours degree or equivalent in any subject at 2:2 or above. If your degree is in psychology it must not be accredited by the BPS.
  • A Third Class UK honours degree or equivalent in psychology if you also possesses a master’s level degree;
  • Students that do not hold a degree with honours will need to evidence independent research such as a dissertation or thesis.
  • English language proficiency at IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 90; or equivalent

Assessments

Arden will provide you an opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned with a diverse range of assessments, which may include:

  • Empirical research report
  • Empirical research proposal
  • Essay
  • Self-reflective writing
  • Literature review
  • Case study
  • Poster
  • Presentation
  • Dissertation/Empirical Journal Article

Technological requirements

You will need a computer and an internet connection in order to complete this course. The study materials are accessible online, 24/7, both on mobile and desktop devices.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8500 GBP per year during 18 months.
  • National

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8500 GBP per year during 18 months.

Funding

Early Bird Offer
  • Arden University’s Early Bird Offer gives international students studying one of our foundation year, undergraduate, or postgraduate courses online the opportunity to receive £1,000 off their tuition fees. 
  • All you have to do is be accepted onto your eligible course for our October 2022 intake and pay the holding fee before September 5th 2022. 
  • It’s as simple as that. Please note that the Early Bird Offer cannot be used with top-up programmes or short courses, and cannot be combined with other offers.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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