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MSc Psychology (online, part time)

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2 years

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General)

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Course Summary

Introduction to Psychology

Psychology is described as the scientific study of the mind and how it affects behaviour. Simply put, by exploring psychology, we aim to understand why we think, feel, and act in certain ways.

It’s a complex field that touches almost every aspect of human life – and like any rich, nuanced subject, it needs to be approached from different perspectives. This is where you come in.

For example, companies and government bodies are showing a growing interest in predicting and influencing the behaviour of collaborators, competitors, and the public. It’s essential that people in such positions of power have experts who can train and advise them on ethical means of doing so.

Alternatively, your interests may lie in being able to help people with their wellbeing. The exacerbation of mental health challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic means that more and more individuals require support from qualified professionals.

Wherever you see yourself driving change in the future, your journey begins here, with your MSc Psychology degree

Why this MSc in Psychology?

Through taking this course, you’ll learn how to study a person’s mind and behaviour by examining their cultural environment, upbringing, mental processes, and personality.

Each of these perspectives use a variety of research methods, some being scientific and objective, and others being experiential and subjective. You’ll gain hands on experience with the most relevant and influential of these, and further your skills by conducting your own research studies as well.

You’ll be supported by our distinguished Psychology Department, which follows a philosophy of research-led teaching. The content you receive will have been designed by research-active members of staff who are working at the forefront of their fields, meaning you can look forward to receiving a truly exceptional education.

How you're assessed

All assessments for this course are based on coursework submitted online. Your performance is assessed through projects such as:

  • Academic essays
  • Research reports
  • Case studies
  • Narrated presentations
  • Independent research project
  • Writing for alternative audiences, such as in popular science articles

You can also test your skills and knowledge informally before assessments via formative (non-graded) assessments (available during your first module only), online quizzes, group discussions, peer review activities and virtual seminars.


This first module will give you all the skills and contexts, both historical and contemporary, to begin your transition to the field of psychology. We’ll begin by discussing the different perspectives (such as behavioural, cognitive, clinical, etc.) that dominate the field. Through this, you’ll understand what it means to be a psychologist in current times, as well as the impact psychologists have on our day-to-day lives.

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Entry requirements

To join this course, you must have a lower second-class honours degree, master’s degree, or equivalent (in any academic subject).