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M.Sc. Online

Psychology

University of Essex Online

24 months
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5611 GBP/year
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This 100% online and part-time Masters is designed for individuals without a psychology background. Whether you have a personal or professional interest in psychology, this course will enable you to explore this fascinating subject and pursue careers related to the field.

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Overview

Through this online MSc Psychology , you will delve into a range of theoretical ideas and practical applications across the field of psychology and you will gain a solid grounding in a range of psychological topics. In addition, you will be introduced to psychological research methodologies that are beneficial to many related careers.

MSc Psychology teaching methods

We’re a 100% online education provider, so we use a state-of-the art virtual learning environment (VLE) to deliver our teaching, resources and assessments. Our system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials. The VLE is accessible 24/7 and allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and live workshops.

MSc Psychology assessment methods

All assessments are delivered through our virtual learning environment (VLE). There is no requirement to go to external test centres; instead you will submit written assignments through the VLE. For the few courses where exams are required, we use a virtual system which allows you to take academically rigorous exams from the comfort of your own home.

We believe you get the most out of your time spent studying when you are kept informed of your performance, and we achieve this by:

  • assessing you throughout modules rather than waiting for end of year exams
  • showing your marks in your grade book which can be viewed whenever you log onto the VLE
  • rapid turnaround on work assessed to ensure your grade book is always up to date
  • ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Support team

We also have a policy of ensuring that the work submitted by students is authentic – we use a well-established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.

MSc Psychology career prospects

A background in psychology is useful for a wide range of careers, including counselling, marketing, the civil service, healthcare and the legal system.

You could also pursue further education in psychology to enter one of the many specialist career paths within the field, such as investigative and forensic psychology, neuroscience, healthcare, clinical roles, child development and education, sports, exercise and occupational psychology. 

Programme Structure

You can study the following modules on the MSc Psychology:

  • Fundamentals of Psychological Enquiry
  • Human Development over the Lifespan*
  • Psychological Research Methods
  • Critical Social Psychology*
  • Advanced Research Methods*
  • Psychobiology and Neuroscience*
  • Psychology Skills and Employability
  • MSc Psychology Dissertation*

* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

University of Essex Online have regular intakes throughout the year – apply now and you could start your course soon! 

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online
  • Semi-structured
  • Regular optional meetings
  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

At University of Essex Online, we believe that everyone should be able to access education. That is why we offer two different entry routes onto our MSc Psychology, which consider academic or work-based experience.

English language requirement

Our courses are taught in English so to study with us you must have an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 or equivalent. If you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, you will be required to pass a free online English test to assess your proficiency.

Work experience

Work experience entry route (if not eligible see academic entry route)

You must meet the following criteria:

  • at least 3 years’ experience (voluntary or paid) within a relevant field, supported by 2 appropriate references

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5611 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11222 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    5611 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11222 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.

This fee excludes any applicable sales tax payable by you in your country of residence. Where applicable, the University is required to add the sales tax.

Funding

Our MSc Psychology tuition fee includes all teaching materials and required reading, and there aren’t any hidden charges for assessments or resits. 

  • Designated for postgraduate student loans in England.
  • Monthly payment plan available for those who are self-funding.
  • Full payment discount if you pay the full course fee upfront.
  • A range of scholarships are available subject to applicants meeting certain criteria.**

Please note that you can only apply for a maximum of two discounts or scholarships.

** To find out whether you’re eligible for our scholarships contact University of Essex Online’s Admissions team.

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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