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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Liverpool

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    11-OCT-22

  • Duration

    30 months

Course summary

Programme Description

Gain a comprehensive knowledge of the core areas in psychology, as well as the practical skills associated to them with this fully online, part-time Psychology MSc from the University of Liverpool.

This online programme is designed to guide you in the construction of knowledge of the central features within the discipline of psychology, which will enable you to put principles into effect in a variety of settings including research, practice and the interface of applied research. The experience and skills developed will also be appreciated by employers in a wide range of professions outside of the field of psychology.

To achieve a full master’s degree, you will be required to complete 180 credits. This programme is also available as a postgraduate certificate (PG Cert) which amounts to 60 credits and a postgraduate diploma (PG Dip) which amounts to 120 credits. Students who complete the PG Cert and PG Dip will have the opportunity to progress to the full master’s degree.

Is this the right course for you?

This programme alone will not allow you to practice as psychologist in the United Kingdom. However, for individuals who want to pursue a career in psychology, it will provide you with the core foundational knowledge into the discipline and it’s a first step towards a career in the field. The experience and skills you gain will also be appreciated by employers in a wide range of professions outside of the field of psychology.

Through this programme, you will:

  • Impress with a prestigious qualification. One of the only online Psychology MSc programmes offered by a Russell Group university.
  • Learn from active research leaders. Our philosophy is to provide a research-connected student experience combining active learning and authentic assessment. You will be taught by some of the world’s leading academic experts who are passionate about their research activity.
  • Take part in collaborative and active learning approach. Exchange ideas and experiences via discussion forums with your international peers which facilitates interaction, motivation and learning, through promoting constructivist, critical and higher-order thinking.
  • Immerse yourself in action-based learning. Your study activities have been designed to actively engage you in solving real world problems within their context. This will enable you to integrate new knowledge into your working and social environment.
  • Prepare for your professional career. Our curriculum content and teaching have been developed with a strong focus on your future employment.

Enhance your career opportunities

The scientific aspects of this programme provide useful tools for careers in healthcare, law enforcement, finance, IT and research. While the understanding about human behaviour and motivation and the ability to critically analyse and formulate a considered response, lends well to careers in the creative industries, legal sector, government administration and education.

Learn online anytime, anywhere

Get the University of Liverpool experience wherever you are in the world. This online course features interactive classes and regular contact with staff and fellow students across the globe. Teaching is delivered through our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which provides students with access to all resources required for interactive

Application deadline

15 July 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,300overall cost

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

University information

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University of Liverpool

  • University League Table

    21st

  • Campus address

    University of Liverpool, The Foundation Building, 765 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZX, England

Renowned for excellent teaching in medicine, dentistry, business, law architecture and engineering.
Internationally recognised research themes include personalised health, infectious disease, advanced materials, and starting well, living well, ageing well.
Extensive support for international students includes a bespoke pre-arrival programme, meet and greet service and ‘Hello International!’ welcome.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 117 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    140 66%

    35th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    51.0 51%

    53rd

    19
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.74 75%

    67th

    27

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