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Psychology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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The MSc Psychology is a conversion programme that enables you to achieve Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). GBC is a necessary first step towards a career in one of the professional branches of psychology.

About

The MSc Psychology aims to convert graduates from other disciplines and those with unrecognised psychology degrees into GBC recognised Psychology graduates. It hopes to recruit from those students who wish to obtain a GBC recognised qualification, which will enable them to progress into a career in psychology. Hence it hopes to attract those who wish to further their interest in psychology along with those that wish to change their career path to a specific area in psychology. The course allows graduates to apply for a large range of professional training in psychology for example, clinical, occupational, educational, forensic, and counselling psychology.

You’ll examine all the core areas in Psychology, as required by the British Psychological Society and develop masters level skills and knowledge in Psychology.

The MSc can be completed on a full-time (typically one year) or part-time (typically two years) basis and you must start in Semester 1 of the academic year.

Programme Structure

  • Cognitive Psychology 
  • BioPsychology 
  • Social Psychology 
  • Developmental Psychology 
  • Individual Differences 
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Entry requirements
  • An honours degree, 2.1 or above, which has not been accredited by the British Psychological Society and the equivalent of at least 60 credits of Psychology at level 4 or above;

or:

  • where students do not have prior Psychology experience but have at least a 2i first degree with honours in another subject, they must complete the Foundation course (60 credits, with 30 being at Level 4 and 30 at Level  5) to ensure they meet the above requirements prior to entry to the conversion programme.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5150 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Masters students will often be employed whilst undertaking the course, many in psychology-related professions. The Degree enhances your professional development and employability.Students may also proceed to higher Degrees in research or continue to take accredited Degrees in professional psychology (e.g. Clinical or Educational Psychology).

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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