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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General)

Course type


Course Summary


The MSc and PG Diploma in Psychology offer a fast-track route to eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society, provided a minimum standard of 50% is achieved.

This means that applicants will normally already have studied some psychology at undergraduate level in a previous degree programme and now wish to undertake further study in order to allow the opportunity for specialisation in psychology in the future.

This is therefore the first step towards further postgraduate training for those wanting to pursue a professional career in Psychology.

You will be given the opportunity to engage in practical work and will use the extensive psychological laboratory provision in the Division of Psychology. You will also be given the opportunity to engage in advanced theoretical debates relevant to the understanding of contemporary issues in society.

Professional accreditation

The programme is accredited as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society provided an average of 50% is achieved.

Learning and assessment

Teaching on the programme includes lectures, small group seminars, workshops and laboratory-based practicals.

You will explore theories in current debates, and develop experience and confidence to make a considered contribution to an argument. Throughout the programme you will acquire skills in knowledge acquisition, presentation, discussion and debate that will be useful in your future career progression.

Assessment will usually focus on written expression of your skills through essays, examinations or journal writing. You will also develop skills in presenting research findings and in the production of laboratory reports.

The Psychology Master Dissertation gives you the opportunity to carry out an empirical piece of research investigating one area in depth, using the skills developed during the programme. This study will help to further develop tyour ability to work independently and rigorously, whilst benefiting from the support of a member of staff with experience in a similar area.

Career prospects

This is a fast-track route to eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society. It is, therefore, an important step towards a professional career in Psychology.


Social psychology is concerned with the description and explanation of human behaviour in situations where people are interacting with others. In this module you will gain a comprehensive and critical understanding of the concepts and methods used in explanations of human behaviour when these are applied to individuals and groups in a social context. The nature of groups will be considered including micro groups (for example friendship or work networks) and macro groups (for example gender, age, socioeconomic status, culture). Substantive content will range from traditional social psychological theories and methods to more critical social psychological theories and methods. Trait and type theories of personality will be outlined and the ways in which these can be contrasted with social psychological understandings of individual differences and culture will be explored. Ethical issues in social psychological research will be a key theme throughout the programme as will the application of
Research Project in Psychology - Core

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Entry requirements

Students need to have: A minimum 2:2 degree classification in any subject (if applying for MSc); A degree with at least 60 credits of Psychology (if applying for PG Dip); Maths and English GCSE Grade C (or equivalent).

University information

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