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Experimental Psychology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

You cover:

  • biological, cognitive, social and developmental psychology
  • philosophical and ethical foundations of psychology
  • research methods.

Why choose this course?

This MSc is accredited by the British Psychological Society as a qualification for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). 

91% of our Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience research quality was rated world-leading or internationally-excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour in the 2014 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:

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

                  Detailed Programme Facts

                  • Programme intensity Full-time
                    • Full-time duration 12 months
                  • Credits
                    120 alternative credits
                  • Languages
                    • English
                  • Delivery mode
                    On Campus

                  English Language Requirements

                  You only need to take one of these language tests:

                  • Minimum required score:

                    95

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                    7

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                  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

                    185

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                  • Minimum required score:

                    67

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                  Academic Requirements

                  You need the following GPA score:

                  Required score: Upper Second Class

                  Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                  Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                  You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above, or show successful completion of at least three years' basic medical science at a UK medical school (having gained at least 360 credits) with a guaranteed place to continue medical studies on completion of the MSc.
                    • Subject-specific requirements
                    You can study this course if you do not have previous training in psychology and want to obtain a qualification that provides Graduate Basis for Chartered Memberships (GBC) with the British Psychological Society. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

                    Tuition Fee

                    • International Applies to you

                      20750 GBP/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 20750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                    • EU/EEA Applies to you

                      10250 GBP/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 10250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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                    Living costs for Brighton

                    • 815 - 1390 GBP/month
                      Living Costs

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