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Psychology and Psychological Practice MSci (Hons)

University of Birmingham

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This programme is designed for those considering careers in clinical, forensic or educational psychology. You will take the same modules as BSc Psychology students in the first three years, followed by an additional specialist fourth year.

During the fourth year, after completing the BSc programme, you will spend six months working for three days a week at an external work placement organised by the School, and gain hands-on experience of clinical, forensic or educational psychology. Working under the supervision of a qualified psychologist, placement experiences typically involve a combination of direct and indirect client work, and you will be exposed to learning opportunities related to psychological assessment, formulation, intervention, evaluation, and reflective practice. You will also attend lectures and seminars on the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of applied psychology, all of which will help to develop your skills as a reflective scientist-practitioner. The MSci programme can be seen as a first-step towards a career in applied psychology and to becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

Why Study this Course?

Our four-year undergraduate integrated Masters (MSci) programmes are designed to enhance career opportunities for you if you are interested in applied psychology or psychological research. You will study the BSc Psychology programme for the first three years, followed by a fourth year in which all modules are at Masters level.

On these programmes you will receive specialist work experience through placements and projects that will give you a head start in a career in psychology.

Our BSc and MSci programmes are all accredited by the British Psychological Society as conferring eligibility for Graduate Membership of the Society with the Graduate Basis for Registration, provided the minimum standard of second class honours is achieved. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. For more information please contact the British Psychological Society.


Preparation for your career should be one of the first things you think about as you start university. Whether you have a clear idea of where your future aspirations lie or want to consider the broad range of opportunities available once you have a Birmingham degree, our Careers Network can help you achieve your goal.

Through teaching and choice of placement, the course provides you with practical experience of working in organisations such as the Probation Service, educational services or the NHS. However, if you are considering a career in clinical, educational or forensic psychology, relevant postgraduate work experience and further training are needed.

It is important to note that the MSci programme does not give you direct access to postgraduate professional training in clinical, forensic, or educational psychology. Courses are highly competitive and applicants are likely to have two or more years of full-time work experience.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 22,260per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : A*AA

Specified subjects excluded for entry: We do not accept General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies, Communication and Culture, Critical Studies, Global Perspectives, Science in Society, Use of Maths and World Development.


University information

University of Birmingham

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  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 118

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    154 72%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.68 74%



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