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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


The Psychology MSc degree has been specifically set up to accommodate students with a strong interest and passion for psychology and who are looking to explore the different options for careers in psychology. This psychology course has also been designed for those without an undergraduate degree in psychology or a related field but who still have a strong foundational understanding and wish to gain the knowledge and skills fit for employability.

Course Details

Our MSc Psychology conversion programme is designed to equip you with key theoretical perspectives and practical knowledge within some of the core areas of psychology at a Masters level.

You will study from a core curriculum within some of the key areas within psychology, through a range of modules which allow you to develop further capabilities already achieved through studying at undergraduate level such as undertaking independent research projects. The core curriculum will also provide you with a sound knowledge of theoretical, professional and policy issues in psychology.

To further assist with your employability portfolio, we have a two-hour career event embedded as part of your curriculum. This event will be held in the second trimester and will be part of the PSYM081 (Applied and Critical Social Psychology) module workshops. Attendance at this event is mandatory.

You will be taught by academics from the Division of Psychology with a wide ranging area of research expertise, engaging you with a diverse array of perspectives. The programme will equip you with key theoretical perspectives and practical knowledge within some of the core areas of psychology.

The postgraduate psychology course is available full time or part-time. The part-time option is two years with the dissertation being submitted in January following the two years of the study. However, if you wish, and with the agreement of your supervisor, you can submit the dissertation in October of the final year of study. The course is flexible, and offers you choices within their programmes in accordance with personal and professional requirements. This includes a variety of modes of study and attendance through which awards can be gained.

British Psychological Society Accreditation

This programme offers students a psychology programme accredited by the British Psychological Society to broaden their knowledge and understanding of psychology. Successful completion of the MSc Psychology (Conversion) programme confers students with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society.

What can I do with a Masters in psychology?

A Masters degree in psychology will teach you all the knowledge, discipline and skills you need to work in a wide range of different fields. These can include roles such as a Clinical, Educational, Counselling, Forensic, Health or Occupational psychologist. Your degree will also equip you for related practices, such as coaching, counselling and research/analytics.

What is an MSc in psychology?

When you complete a Masters degree in psychology programme, you will receive a Master of Science (MSc) degree, which tends to be focused on the sciences and research methods than the humanities and arts aspects of the field of psychology.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,000per year

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

University information

University of Northampton

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  • Campus address

    Main Site, The University of Northampton, Waterside Campus, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 5PH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    117th out of 118 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    95 44%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    47 47%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%



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