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Psychology

University of Birmingham

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
20880 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

As Psychology reaches out to tackle the big questions facing society today, skills and experience in psychological research are becoming more and more in demand. The Psychology programme offered by the University of Birmingham is aimed at students who wish to engage with research and want to further their practical research skills.

Overview

The course covers skills in experimental design and analysis, research skills, critical thinking and reading, oral presentation, and scientific writing. The course provides the opportunity to build knowledge in at least one area of contemporary psychology, linked to current research within the School of Psychology. The course also offers opportunities to be part of front-line psychological science using the latest technologies and methods.

Key features of the Psychology programme offered by the University of Birmingham are:

  • One to one contact with research active staff
  • An opportunity to specialize if you already know what area excites you most, or if you are still developing your focus, design your course to be broader, developing your knowledge in more than one sub-speciality
  • Find out what’s really hot or not in contemporary Psychology
  • Learn transferable skills that enhance employability

Career Opportunities

A surprising range of careers are open to students graduating with an MSc in Psychology. Potential positions might involve health or education programme development or evaluation positions or consumer product (or services) research and testing. 

Our students are excellent candidates for research-related employment in both private and public sector organisations because this MSc develops key skills that are highly attractive to employers, namely analytical and statistical skills, as well as presentation and report writing skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Current Research in Psychology
  • Foundations in Critical Thinking
  • Introduction to Neuroscientific Methods
  • Proposing Research in Psychology
  • Practical Research Skills
  • Design and Analysis
  • Research Reviews
  • Public Engagement in Psychological Research

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
88
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good Honours degree in Psychology or related discipline.
  • Applicants should have obtained a good Honours degree (at least 2:1 or equivalent) in Psychology or a related discipline and have gained at least a 2:1 (or equivalent) in the research dissertation (i.e., experience of planning and conducting research and analysing data).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20880 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20880 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA - Part-time tuition fee - £4,625

Funding

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