This Psychology courses from Nottingham Trent University attracts a range of students including those who have recently completed an undergraduate degree in a subject other than psychology or a non-accredited degree and also applicants who have come from jobs in the public and private sector, who are looking for a career change. Successful completion of the course provides graduates in other disciplines with a route to becoming a professional psychologist.
The PG Dip and MSc students are taught together, with the MSc students taking their additional modules from term two onwards. This means that, assuming you meet the entry criteria for both courses, it's easy to transfer from one to the other at any point in the first term.
Careers and employability
With the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS secured, you will be eligible upon graduation to undertake further training as a professional psychologist (in areas such as clinical, forensic, educational, occupational, counselling, or sport psychology).
Alternatively you might choose to pursue an academic and / or research career in various areas of psychology (by working as a research assistant or associate or by completing a dedicated Research Methods Masters or studying for a PhD), or you may choose to exploit the transferable skills you have learned on the course to pursue a career outside of psychology.
Psychology qualifications tend to be very popular with all employers because you have to be able to write essays and reports, you have to have some basic mastery of research and data analysis, and because they assume you know quite a lot about people!
Previous graduates have gone on to pursue careers as a:
- Assistant psychologist
- Counselling psychotherapist
- Care coordinator
- Community coach
- Resident support worker
- Recovery worker
- Health care assistant
- Marketing executive
- Operations assistant
Psychologists may work in settings as diverse as:
- community mental health teams
- large blue chip companies
- research laboratories
- government departments
- the armed services
- premiership football clubs.
- Biological Psychology
- Social Psychology
- Developmental Psychology
- Cognitive Psychology
- Individual Differences
- History and Conceptual Issues
- Research Methods
- Psychology Research Project
- Applied Research in Psychology (MSc only)
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- We would recommend applying as soon as you are able as we may close the course if it is full.
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- You will need an undergraduate degree (minimum 2.1) or other recognised equivalent qualification.
- Applicants whose undergraduate degree is a 2.2 or equivalent will also be considered, but will be required to demonstrate relevant experience and knowledge and the ability to study at the required academic level.
- Applicants without such qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but will be required to demonstrate how their experiences and knowledge would enable them to study this course at Masters level in their Personal Statement
International15850 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15850 GBP per year during 12 months.
National7700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7700 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Nottingham
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.