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Northumbria University

24 months
4975 GBP/year
4975 GBP/year
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Broaden your mind and kickstart your career in psychology with a BPS accredited Masters from Northumbria University. 

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Discover the power of the human mind and gain British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation with Northumbria University ’s Psychology MSc.

Whether you’re looking to start a career as a psychologist or want to strengthen your understanding of how humans think, act and feel to push your career to the next level, this conversion course will unlock your potential.

You’ll graduate with the core knowledge of psychology, and the accreditation, needed to gain Graduate Membership to the BPS – the essential first milestone on your journey towards a future as a chartered psychologist in the UK. This is your chance to change your life, as well as making a difference to the lives of others.

The course is flexible. Complete it in around two years part time, or take a little longer, and study from anywhere in the world, with no need for a career break. You can also pay your course fees in module by module instalments over the duration of your studies.

Upon graduation, you’ll be able to apply for Graduate Membership to the BPS. From here, you’ll be able to step onto a specialist Masters or Doctoral programme in your chosen area of the industry.

Alternatively, you’ll be able to apply your new skills to roles outside of the field. Whether you’re in marketing, HR, law or social work - to name just a few - having a deeper understanding of the mind will enhance your potential.

Plus, as a Northumbria University distance learning student, you will benefit from:

  • The chance to study flexibly – fit your learning in around your life and work schedule 
  • Your own Student Success Advisor, who will be on hand to support you from day one through to graduation 
  • 24/7 access to interactive learning materials - ranging from readings to audio and video - through our eLearning portal, Blackboard Ultra 
  • Direct contact with your academics and other students living and working around the world during virtual webinar sessions and through discussion boards.


This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)

Programme Structure

This BPS accredited course will give you the qualification needed to step towards your dream career, in psychology or beyond.

You’ll develop the biological, developmental and social psychology knowledge required for BPS Graduate Membership, as well as a host of transferable skills - from learning how to analyse qualitative and quantitative data to Masters level research capabilities.

Modules 2021/22 include:

  • Biology and Social Psychology
  • Cognitive and Developmental Psychology
  • Individual Differences
  • Psychological Data Analysis
  • Research Philosophies and Planning
  • MSc Thesis

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum 2:2 (second class) honours degree in any subject from a UK university or an international equivalent. There’s no need to have any prior psychology training or education.

International applicants are also required to have an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5, with 6 in each component or an approved equivalent.

If you don’t meet these requirements but can demonstrate considerable professional experience, you may still be eligible. Non-standard applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4975 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9950 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4975 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9950 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.

You'll be able to spread the cost of your fees, paying in modular instalments.

Please note, fees are reviewed regularly and may be subject to change.  


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