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Psychology and Psychological Research 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 British Psychological Society-accredited Psychology and Psychological Research MSci programme is designed for those considering a career in data science or research.

Students will take the same modules as in BSc Psychology in the first three years, followed by an additional specialist fourth year.

Throughout the course you can look forward to being taught by world-leading experts in the field, in one of the UK's top Schools of Psychology.

This programme is designed for those considering a career in data science or research (eg, data analytics, big data, think tanks, consulting, academia). During the fourth year, after completing the BSc programme, you will carry out a six-month research project within our School, and gain experience of cutting-edge science. You will also receive training in transferable skills (eg, presentation and communication) and advanced scientific methods (eg, functional brain imaging).

If you apply for this degree and are not admitted you will automatically be considered for admission into BSc Psychology. We allow up to five students to transfer from BSc Psychology into MSci Psychology and Psychological Research after their second year. High academic performance in the first two years will be an important criterion for the transfer. Combining students directly entering the course via UCAS and those who transfer from BSci, we expect a cohort of 20 students in MSci Psychology and Psychological Research in the third and fourth years.

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.

This MSci programme focuses on developing research skills of students. Research skills are versatile and transferable, and so they are useful in a variety of workplaces. Lecturing, consulting and thinktanks are just a few of the possible career paths. Research assistantships in psychological laboratories may be one of the entry-level jobs that you may find attractive upon graduation.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 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, Applied Science, 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

A member of the Russell Group, Birmingham is a research-intensive institution. Its world-leading academics have included 11 Nobel Prize winners.
A diverse and global community, with over 8,500 international students from approximately 150 countries.
In the glorious heart of England, Birmingham is a diverse, modern and exciting city with a long cultural and intellectual heritage.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 118

    17th out of 102 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    154 72%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.68 74%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    139 70%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%



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