Experimental Psychology, M.Sc.

Experimental Psychology, M.Sc.

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This MSc is a conversion course that gives you a thorough grounding in psychology. You don’t need any prior formal psychology education.You cover:biological, cognitive, social and developmental psychologyphilosophical and ethical foundations of psychologyresearch methods.


This MSc is intensive and consists of lectures, tutorials, seminars and practical classes on the core modules, plus accompanying reading and essay writing.

As well as unseen examinations, you complete an experimental dissertation supervised by a member of faculty.

Why choose this course:
  • This MSc is accredited by the British Psychological Society as a qualification for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). 
  • Psychology at Sussex was placed in the top 10 for research in the UK in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF).
  • We are one of the largest psychology units in the UK, with research groups in Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental and Clinical Psychology, and Social and Applied Psychology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cognitive Psychology (Masters)
  • Developmental Psychology (Masters)
  • Discovering Statistics (Masters)
  • Ethics, Philosophy and Methods of Research
  • Brain and Behaviour (Masters)
  • Clinical Psychology and Mental Health (Masters)
  • Social Psychology (Masters)
  • Social Research Methods in Psychology (Masters)
  • Research Dissertation

                  Detailed Programme Facts

                  • Programme intensity Full-time
                    • Full-time duration 12 months
                  • Languages
                    • English
                  • Delivery mode
                    On Campus

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                  Academic Requirements

                  • European Baccalaureate
                  • Typical offer: Overall result of 80%
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                  • Finnish Ylioppilastutkinto
                  • Typical offer: Overall average result in the final matriculation examinations of at least 6.5
                  • French Baccalauréat
                  • Typical offer: Overall final result of at least 13.5/20
                  • German Abitur
                  • Typical offer: Overall result of 1.8 or better
                  • Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher level)

                  Tuition Fee

                  • International Applies to you

                    19200 GBP/year
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                    Based on the original amount of 19200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                  • EU/EEA Applies to you

                    9500 GBP/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 9500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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                  Living costs for Brighton

                  • 815 - 1390 GBP/month
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