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Full time | Hope Park | 12 months | OCT

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12 months

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General)

Course type


Course Summary


Liverpool Hope MSc Psychology is designed as a conversion course and is accredited by the British Psychological Society. It offers graduates from other subjects the opportunity to start a new career in Psychology. In addition, the course is available to Psychology graduates who completed a Psychology degree which did not have accreditation from the British Psychological Society.

On successful completion of the course with an overall pass mark of 50 or higher you will become eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). GBC is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. Eligibility to GBC is the prerequisite for entry onto postgraduate and professional training courses offered by the BPS.

The course covers the key topics of Psychology such as Biological Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Personality and Individual Differences and underpins these topics with research carried out in the Department. It has a strong component of Research Methods and Statistics which enables the successful candidates to design and conduct research not only in Psychology but also in other areas of social sciences.

The course is taught at Liverpool Hope Psychology Department. The Department is research active with increasing strength in applied areas of Psychology. As a Masters student of Psychology you will be directly involved in ongoing research projects as part of your learning experience.

Why choose this subject?

  • To open a wide range of opportunities for a new career in Psychology and beyond.
  • Due to the unique and multidisciplinary nature of Psychology this course is suitable for students with Bachelor degrees in a variety of disciplines.
  • The programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society. This gives access to post-graduate training programmes in professional areas of psychology offered by the Society.
  • Emphasis on both applied and research approaches in Psychology fosters in-depth learning and enables the use of skills requested in different working sectors (i.e. education, clinical, social and organizational).
  • The School has excellent research facilities including labs for experiments in cognition and perception, a colour vision lab, an Eye Tracker lab, an EEG lab, an fNIRS lab, observational and transcription labs.
  • The School has a vibrant student-led Psychology Society which stages events and supports students with their academic and social life.
  • Postgraduate students are also invited to the departmental research seminar series which hosts leading academics from around the world, giving them access to the latest research and developments within Psychology.


This MSc opens a wide range of career opportunities in Psychology and beyond, as you will have a broad array of research skills which can be applied to virtually any organisational setting. As a graduate of the MSc Psychology you will get access to postgraduate professional training courses offered by the BPS. This includes careers in Clinical Psychology, Counselling, Educational Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Health Psychology, Occupational Psychology and Sport Psychology. You will also be well qualified to continue research towards PhD and pursue an academic career.

You will acquire a broad range of transferable skills such as communication skills, problem solving, numeracy and statistical skills, critical and creative thinking, decision making, organisational skills, team-working, and IT skills. With these skills Psychology graduates are well placed for careers and further training in Health and Social Care, Marketing and PR, Management and Human Resources, Education and other fields in the Public Sector.


The dissertation module allows students to develop their own research project, including planning, designing, execution and presentation of research findings at postgraduate level. They will produce a report or publishable quality and format under supervision of an experienced member of the Psychology team.

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Entry requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline plus minimum GCSE Maths grade C (Grade 4 or above in the new grading system), alternative mathematics qualifications may be accepted. This is a conversion course for non Psychology Degrees.

University information

Liverpool Hope University is a research-oriented institution offering a selection of high quality taught and research postgraduate courses. The university is located across two green campuses: Hope Park, just four miles from Liverpool city centre, and the Creative Campus, close to the city centre. There is also a small residential campus at Aigburth Park. Over the last 10 years, there has been a significant investment in buildings and equipment...more