24 months
5918 GBP/year
5918 GBP/year
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The online and part-time nature of the Psychology course from University of Essex Online allows you to study around your existing work and family commitments while gaining a solid grounding in a range of psychological topics.

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Suitable whether you have a personal or professional interest in the field of psychology, the course will explore a range of theoretical ideas and practical applications across the discipline. There is a strong focus on employability throughout the entire course, with the ability to explore the wide variety of careers possible with a psychology degree. You will also be introduced to psychological research methodologies that are beneficial in many related careers.

Throughout the course you will explore exciting topics including:

  • the history and philosophy of psychological inquiry
  • critical milestones in human development through infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and late adulthood
  • fundamental research principles in psychobiology and neuropsychology
  • the main qualitative and quantitative research methods used for data collection and analysis

The Psychology course from University of Essex Online will culminate in the completion of a dissertation, where you will conduct independent research into a psychological issue of your choice and applying your learnings from the course to produce your report.

Your future

An education in psychology can be useful in a wide array of fields, including counselling, marketing, the civil service, healthcare and the legal system.

You can also pursue further education in psychology in order to enter one of the many career paths within the field, such as investigative and forensic psychology, neuroscience, healthcare, clinical roles, child development and education, sports, exercise and occupational psychology. This degree will also be beneficial within academia, research or training.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

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180 alternative credits



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General requirements

In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our MSc Psychology, you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification

In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our MSc Psychology, you must meet the following criteria:

  • at least 3 years’ experience (voluntary or paid) within a relevant field, supported by 2 appropriate references. A relevant field may include one in Health, Mental Health, Social services, Counselling services, Schools and Education, Policing, Data analysis and Statistics. This is not an exhaustive list and will be reviewed on an individual basis by the academic team.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5918 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11836 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    5918 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11836 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.


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