Psychology, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    12480 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    8100 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
This is a conversion course for students with a first degree in another subject area. It means you could go on and train to be a professional psychologist – for example, by studying for a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. This Psychology programme is offered by the University of East London.

About

You may, however, simply want to study this course because you are interested in the subject, in which case you will return to your career enriched with knowledge of human behaviour.

A concentrated lecture schedule – Wednesday afternoon and evening for those studying full-time, Wednesday evenings for those doing the course part-time – means you can combine the study with your current commitments.

Some of University of East London's students have obtained a psychology degree overseas but have now moved to the UK and need to add the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) qualification to further their careers. This course ticks that box.

You will benefit from excellent and highly experienced teaching in an internationally recognised school close to the London 2012 Olympic Park in Stratford, in a vibrant area with shopping centres and transport hubs.

Your future career

The MSc in Psychology can be used in a variety of ways. For some careers (clinical psychology, educational psychology or counselling psychology for example), a BPS-accredited qualification in Psychology is a prerequisite for entry onto professional training courses.

For others, such as occupational psychology, the qualification can be used towards eventual Chartership in the field. In this case please check the relevant entry criteria for these careers (e.g. by visiting the British Psychology Society webpages).

If you find the academic side of psychology more appealing, you will be ideally placed to apply for research positions, having completed your own research project on this course. This can be used as a stepping stone to a research doctorate.

Finally, we are a school with a tradition of teaching that goes back more than 50 years. The skills you gain here are transferable to a wide range of careers, including that of an applied researcher.

Although the lectures are in concentrated form, this degree is demanding and you will have to put in your own extra work and reading time. This all helps to develop your organisational skills.

Our MSc conversion degree is studied by people from a broad spectrum of employment. Our students return to jobs in the City, in healthcare, education, advertising, the media or HR. In fact, this course is likely to have a positive effect on any career.

Programme Structure

What you'll learn

Psychology is an empirical science that aims to understand how and why humans and animals act in the ways they do and to apply that knowledge in a wide variety of settings.

The discipline is very wide-ranging, spanning from the observations of basic neural mechanisms to analyses of complex human and social relationships.

This course is designed to develop your knowledge, understanding, research and practical skills in psychology.

That is achieved through the following modules: Research Methods; Cognitive Psychology & Psychobiology; Developmental Psychology & Personality/Individual Differences; CHIPS & Social Psychology (Conceptual & Historical Issues in Psychology).

You will also undertake an independent research project under the supervision of one of our members of staff.

If you are unable to complete the full MSc course, there are intermediate awards involving escalating amounts of study.

To get a feel for this course take a look at the pre-course reading material for September entry or February entry.

Modules
  • Cognitive Psychology & Psychobiology (core)
  • Developmental Psychology & Personality/Individual Differences (core)
  • Research Methods (core)
  • CHIPS & Social Psychology (Conceptual & Historical Issues in Psychology) (core)
  • Research Thesis (core)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Minimum 2:2 Honours
  • We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12480 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12480 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part-time:

  • EU/EEA: £1,350 Per 30 credit module

Living costs for London

684 - 830 /month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)
From the academic year 2016/17, the Government will for the first time provide a loan for postgraduate Masters study. The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) will provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,000 to taught and research masters students. It will be paid to students as a contribution towards Tuition Fees, living costs and other course costs.
Eligibility

Loans will be available to UK Nationals (and individuals with settled status in the UK) who:

  • have been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands for three years on the first day of the first academic year of their course;
  • are most recently resident in England;
  • have not moved to England from elsewhere in the UK and Islands solely for the purpose of attending the course

Students may be eligible if they are an EU national or they have residency status as:

  • EEA or Swiss migrant worker
  • as a family member of any of the above or;
  • the child of a Swiss national
  • the child of a Turkish worker

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.