M.Sc. On Campus

Applied Psychology

University of Northampton

12 months
14000 GBP/year
7470 GBP/year
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Whether you wish to follow an applied career in an area of Psychology, or go on to further study at PhD level, the Applied Psychology MSc programme offered at the University of Northampton gives you the skills, qualification and insight to follow your ambitions.

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The MSc in Applied Psychology offered at the University of Northampton has three distinct and separate pathways of study allowing you to focus on Psychology in Business and Organisations, Psychology in Education or Positive Psychology. You can elect to study topics in your chosen area of interest and it allows you to tailor your degree to meet your career aspirations.

The MSc Applied Psychology offers six modules. The modules will consist of both practical and theoretical/critical skills tuition within the field of applied psychology, increasing transferable skills into vocational areas (e.g., educational/work/organisational/social health services, research) as well as providing an academic pathway towards a vocationally based research. This will provide a clear route for both domestic and international students to progress to doctoral research (either academic or clinical).  You will also undertake a professional work-based learning placement to enhance your chances of securing employment after the programme has been completed.

Careers and Employability

  • Psychology in Business and Organisations

The psychological knowledge and understanding acquired can be applied in a broad range of professional contexts, for example:

Private, public and third sectors – Human resources, training & development, personnel management, ergonomics, marketing, customer relations, union representatives.

  • Psychology in Education

Educational and early years sector – teacher/parent/community support, health and social services, consultancy.

  • Positive Psychology

Educational sectors, Research and Government agencies, healthcare facilities, human resources, consultancies/trainers.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Contemporary Issues in Psychology
  • Applied Psychology in Practice
  • Psychology of Work & Organisations
  • Psychology in Education
  • Applied Research Methods
  • Dissemination

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To meet the standard entry criteria, you are required to hold a minimum of a GCSE ‘C’ Grade (or Internationally recognised equivalent) in Mathematics.
  • You should also have completed an Honours degree in Psychology (single/joint honours) of at least 2:2 classification. 
  • Applicants who do not meet the standard admissions requirements will be required to demonstrate their background knowledge of Psychology and Research Methods by means of an online test in addition to their application and interview.
  • Applicants who may intend to conduct work in a setting with individuals classed as vulnerable (e.g., children, individuals suffering from mental health conditions) will need to ensure that they have an up-to-date Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7470 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7470 GBP per year during 12 months.

UK Part Time: £830 per 20 credits

Living costs for Northampton

796 - 1510 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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