Study Psychology in United Kingdom

Study Psychology in United Kingdom

Studying Psychology

Psychology is defined as the study of the mind, in all its aspects. Psychology degrees deal with the understanding of individuals and their behaviour within society and considering the human stages of development. Psychology can be distinguished in two main groups of basic, theoretical psychology and applied psychology.

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Studying in United Kingdom

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504 Psychology Master's degrees in United Kingdom

, M.Sc. Psychology

Psychology – the study of mind and behaviour – can enhance a wide range of careers, particularly in today’s complex, globalised environment. As individuals face increasing pressures, professionals with expertise in assisting and motivating people are in demand in businesses and organisations worldwide.

, M.Sc. Mental Health Psychology

Gain sought-after professional expertise in mental health and wellbeing, take a first step towards a career in counselling or build the research skills needed for a doctoral degree with this fully online masters from a University that’s in the top 1% worldwide.

, M.Sc. Global Mental Health

This is a joint programme provided by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. The Global Mental Health course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to initiate, develop and oversee mental health programmes in low-resource settings, and to conduct and critically evaluate research on global mental health.

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
, M.Sc. Clinical, Social and Cognitive Neuroscience

Through this Clinical, Social and Cognitive Neuroscience programme from City, University of London you will learn how different brain functions contribute to cognition, mediate social interaction, and determine mental health, well-being and psychiatric illness.

School of Arts and Social Sciences
, M.Sc. Organisational and Business Psychology

Enhance your career prospects as an expert and strategist for organisational improvement – an area of growing demand internationally – or prepare yourself for doctoral degree success with this fully online masters in organisational and business psychology from a leading UK University, in the top 1% worldwide.

, Master Counselling Psychology - DPsych

The Counselling Psychology - DPsych programme offered by Regent's University London aims to develop highly-skilled, well-rounded, self-aware psychological practitioners and researchers who will make a valuable contribution to the profession, both inside and outside the consulting room.

Master's programmes
, M.Sc. Political Psychology

The MSc in Political Psychology from University of Kent is an exciting new programme exploring the relationships between political and psychological processes. By combining modules from the Schools of Psychology and the School of Politics and International Relations the programme offers a unique interdisciplinary focus on key current issues in political psychology.

School of Psychology
, M.Sc. Social and Applied Psychology

The MSc in Social and Applied Psychology from University of Kent gives you the opportunity to sample a range of modules from our Group Processes and Developmental programmes as well as other modules related to social and applied psychology.

School of Psychology
, M.Sc. Psychology

This BPS-accredited conversion Psychology course from the University of Westminster is designed for graduates who wish to pursue a career in psychology but need to acquire the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Faculty of Science and Technology
, Postgrad.Dip. Integrative Psychotherapy - Advanced Diploma

The Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (ADIP) provides a focused psychotherapy training that challenges and contributes to a wide range of understandings of the therapeutic encounter. This Integrative Psychotherapy - Advanced Diploma programme is offered by Regent's University London.

Master's programmes
, Preparation Course Qualifying Programme in Life Sciences

The Master’s Qualifying Programme in Life Sciences is available as a one, two or three-term programme, with guaranteed progression* to a wide range of Master’s degrees at Coventry University. You will study your Master's programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the Coventry University campus.

, M.Sc. Psychology

Open up new career prospects with a fully online masters that takes a cross-cultural, international approach, providing you with a solid foundation in psychology – without the rigid requirement to have psychology as an undergraduate degree.

, M.Sc. Psychology of Language

This MSc programme in Psychology of Language from The University of Edinburgh aims to provide an advanced understanding of current research in psycholinguistics, and is aimed primarily at students who are considering advanced research in the area. Students develop an up-to-date knowledge of a broad range of areas of the psychology of language and acquire the statistical and methodological skills that allow them to conduct novel research in the field.

College of Humanities & Social Science
, M.Sc. Organizational Psychology

The MSc Organizational Psychology at University of Leeds is ideal if you want to work as a practitioner organizational psychologist or academic researcher, and already have a British Psychological Society-accredited degree in psychology or a related discipline.

Leeds University Business School
, M.Sc. Psychology of Individual Differences

The Psychology of Individual Differences programme from The University of Edinburgh provides an exciting opportunity to gain intensive training in the psychology of individual differences by a large team of world-class researchers.

College of Humanities & Social Science
, M.Sc. Consumer Psychology with Business (MA/MSc)

This Consumer Psychology with Business (MA/MSc) course from Bangor University is designed for graduates wishing to start, or further develop, careers in Consumer Psychology and Business and is delivered by schools which enjoy an international reputation in their respective fields.

School of Psychology
, M.Sc. Business Psychology

This Business Psychology programme at University of Leeds gives you a solid grounding in the business psychology science relevant to consulting and management. You’ll apply modern psychological principles to contemporary organisations and organisational problems, working alongside psychologists to develop your skills in research, problem-solving and consultancy.

Leeds University Business School
, M.Sc. Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion

This is an innovative e-learning programme developed through partnerships between experts by experienced practitioners, academics and service providers in the areas of mental health, social inclusion, leadership and recovery. This Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion programme is offered by The University of Hertfordshire.

UH Online
, M.Sc. Evolution and Human Behaviour

Taught by expert researchers, this innovative MSc in Evolution and Human Behaviour from the University of Kent combines evolutionary anthropology, focusing on the behaviour of human and non-human primates, with evolutionary, developmental and cognitive psychology.

School of Anthropology and Conservation
, M.Sc. Child Development (PGDip / PGCert)

This MSc Child Development (PGDip / PGCert) is taught by our expert team of psychologists specialising in early childhood development. The course covers a range of topics from social and cognitive development, to autism and other atypical developmental issues, to the health psychology of infant feeding practices.

, M.Sc. Neuroimaging

The MSc Neuroimaging provides training in all the scientific and methodological aspects of Neuroimaging. This programme offers a strong applied element, including practical experience of scanning techniques and analysis methodologies. During their time at the IoPPN, students develop the broad set of skills that are essential to anybody wanting to work in the competitive world of Neuroimaging.

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
, M.A. Psychology & Business

Psychology is an experimental and observational science that deals with the understanding and explanation of behaviour and experience and with how these change and develop throughout our lives. Psychologists are interested in many factors that affect our behaviour – from biological bases to social influences. At Edinburgh, you will have the opportunity to learn from researchers who are international leaders in their field, and a particular strength of our teaching is the key element of experimental/practical work throughout the course.

College of Humanities & Social Science
, Postgrad.Dip. Speech and Language Therapy

This Speech and Language Therapy Diploma offered at Canterbury Christ Church University aims to develop speech and language therapists who are autonomous, accountable practitioners, competent and confident contributing their evidence-based profession-specific skills and knowledge in the delivery of health, education and social care for users of speech and language therapy services and their families.

, M.Sc. Psychological Research

The MSc in Psychological Research is exceptional for its dual emphasis on basic psychological science and applied issues. The course is designed to provide students with a wide range of practical research skills, advanced studies in modern psychology, and an opportunity to learn how this knowledge is applied in either industrial or clinical settings.

School of Psychology
, M.Sc. Psychotherapy and Counselling

The MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling from the University of Leeds provides high quality BACP-accredited training, with a strong research focus. It offers an opportunity to critically and creatively evaluate current theory and practice issues.

Faculty of Medicine and Health
, M.Sc. Developmental Psychopathology

The aim of the MSc Developmental Psychopathology is to provide advanced research training for students interested in pursuing careers in the field of research, child development and child health. The subject-specific and generic training provided by the course enables students to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding required of a professional working in research in clinical, child health or other fields.

Department of Psychology
, M.Sc. Criminology and Criminal Psychology

If you want to examine how the science of psychology can further our understanding of offending behaviour and how psychological knowledge is utilised in improving policing and victim services, as well as those working with offenders in order to reduce re-offending, this course will be of interest to you. This degree is not accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). The course can be studied through campus-based or distance learning.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
, M.Sc. Psychology

This one year Masters is a conversion course that is suitable for graduates who have not studied psychology as a first degree. Successful completion provides the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership by the British Psychological Society, which is an essential first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist. It also supports careers where professional insights in human behaviour are valuable such as social work, public services, advertisement, general management and Human Resources.

, MRes Psychology

The MRes Psychology will give you a practical education in psychological research training which is informed by staff research experience.

, M.Sc. Health Psychology

vBehaviour and social context can have a significant impact on health and it is the role of the health psychologist to examine this impact and identify any links between the two. The Health Psychology MSc at Coventry University provides a thorough grounding in the theories, practice and application of health psychology.

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
, M.Sc. Gerontology and Ageing Studies (PGDip / PGCert)

This Gerontology and Ageing course is designed to meet employer needs and prepares students with the knowledge and experience needed to work with older people, design policies, manage and deliver services and manufacture products for an ageing population.

College of Human and Health Sciences
, M.Sc. Language and the Brain

Our MSc Language and the Brain, University of Essex will offer you an opportunity to take full advantage of the intersecting research interests and areas of expertise within the Department of Psychology and Department of Language and Linguistics at our University. This enables you to identify generalisations about the brain that account for patterns of language use and vice versa.

Department of Psychology
, Postgrad.Cert. Provision for Children with Developmental Disorders

If you work with children with developmental disorders in education, health, psychology or social services or even if you’re a parent with appropriate qualifications, this programme will give you an insight into these complex disorders and how to support the children who have them.

Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law
, M.Sc. Psychosocial Interventions for Psychosis

This new, innovative skills focused course has been designed to equip practitioners with the knowledge and competence to work collaboratively with service users with a serious mental health problem, using evidence-based interventions.

School of Nursing and Midwifery
, Preparation Course Psychology

Psychology is an exciting, real-world science and this course provides a unique insight into how we behave.

, M.Sc. Psychological Sciences

The MSc Psychological Sciences programme provides a post-graduate qualification enabling students from a range of backgrounds to gain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership in Psychology of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Moreover, the programme provides a sound knowledge of the diverse approaches to the study of behaviour encompassed within the core areas of psychology. Finally, the programme emphasises the development of transferable knowledge, analytic expertise and research skills, which will be useful across the diverse areas of employment that attract psychology graduates and as a basis for further advanced study within the discipline (eg PhD, ClinPsyD, DEdPsy).

College of Health and Life Sciences
, Postgrad.Dip. Postgraduate Diploma in Integrated Practice in Childhood and Youth

This postgraduate diploma course is designed for both those working with or for children and young people in a wide range of settings, and for those with a general interest in the study of childhood and youth. The postgraduate diploma requires you to study two compulsory 60-credit modules which cover the theoretical and practice aspects of integrated services for children and young people.

Childhood and Youth
, M.Sc. Experimental Psychology

This is a two-year course following the same course structure as the DPhil in Experimental Psychology and it is based upon independent research carried out under the supervision and guidance of principal investigators and researchers within a research group or lab, in areas such as behaviour neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, social psychology and psychological disorders, and developmental science.

, M.A. Psychology & Linguistics

Psychology is an experimental and observational science that deals with the understanding and explanation of behaviour and experience and with how these change and develop throughout our lives. Psychologists are interested in many factors that affect our behaviour – from biological bases to social influences. At Edinburgh, you will have the opportunity to learn from researchers who are international leaders in their field, and a particular strength of our teaching is the key element of experimental/practical work throughout the course.

College of Humanities & Social Science
, M.Sc. Global Mental Health

Provides unique programme of study for students wishing to gain a sound understanding of the issues around the new discipline of Global Mental Health research. Enables students to gain knowledge and skills required to initiate, develop and implement policies in low resource settings and to conduct and critically evaluate research. Excellent preparation for careers in policy, research and work in international agencies.

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
, MRes Psychology MRes

The Psychology MRes programme from Goldsmiths, University of London gives you a thorough grounding in research methods in psychology. It trains you in the fundamental aspects of quantitative and qualitative research, including research design, data collection and data analysis, and provides practical, `hands-on´ experience.

Department of Psychology
, M.Sc. Applied Social Studies (Child Care)

The MSc, PG Diploma and PG Certificate pathways in Applied Social Studies are designed to meet the continuing professional development needs of those staff working in the caring professions (social work, psychology, education, nursing, teaching, medicine, etc).

School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work
, M.Sc. Occupational Therapy

This course (previously known as Health Through Occupation) gives you license to register and practice as an occupational therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Faculty of Health and Social Science
, Master Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Introductory Practitioners Course (IPC)

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is an increasingly popular form of psychological therapy, and many people who have learned about the methods find that it helps them a great deal in doing their job - if their job involves helping people in distress experience less distress (eg. as in health care work), or perhaps helping people learn how to manage their life more effectively (eg. also health care - but also education, the prison service, etc).

School of Psychology
, M.Sc. Occupational Health / PGDip

Established for over 15 years and completed by more than 200 students from ten different countries, this programme is based on a multidisciplinary approach to tackling a wide range of occupational health issues and is accredited by both the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) for graduate membership.

School of Health & Population Sciences (HaPS)
, M.A. Psychology for Musicans (Distance Learning)

Psychology for Musicians welcomed its first students in August 1997, and has since expanded in numbers and geographical distance, drawing students from Canada, Greece, Iceland, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong, as well as the UK. The course focuses on the application of psychological research to musical experiences and professions, and aims to attract graduate musicians who work in the fields of music therapy, performance, or teaching.

Department of Arts & Humanities
, M.A. Psychotherapy

In response to the rapid growth of psychotherapy in the UK, our course offers the in-depth training and therapeutic approach a professional psychotherapist requires. If you already hold a postgraduate diploma in counselling or psychotherapy, then our one year to-up course gives you the opportunity to study for a masters qualification.

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
, M.Sc. Forensic Psychology

The MSc Forensic Psychology course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) provides a strong emphasis on the application of Forensic Psychology in professional practice, and practising Forensic psychologists are employed by the School to lecture on the course.

, M.Sc. Translational Behavioural Science

This new programme, starting in 2016, will enable you to understand and address human behaviour in all its real-life diversity and contemporary colour. It will cover subjects including cross-cultural and individual differences in behaviour, and methods and applications for comparing behaviour from diverse populations.

Department of Psychology
, M.A. Music Therapy

This course provides you with professional training in music therapy, approved by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). This course provides you with professional training in music therapy, approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Essential to music therapy is the relationship between client and therapist. At Roehampton, we have chosen to base our music therapy training programme on the use of psychoanalytical ideas to inform our understanding of the therapy process and the ways the client uses the environment, the therapist and the music. The course emphasises the emotional development of the student practitioner together with clinical exploration through critical enquiry.

, M.Sc. Research Methods in Psychology

Covering the breadth of contemporary psychological research methods, allowing you to develop research approaches that combine multiple methods in unique ways. The Research Methods in Psychology programme is offered at the University of Surrey and it is designed to provide you with expertise in psychological research methods appropriate for the behavioural sciences.

Faculty of Psychology
, M.Sc. Research Methods in Psychology

Our course provides you with a training route to pursue a research career in psychology. It covers generic transferable skills in addition to quantitative and qualitative research methods training.

Faculty of Science & Technology
, M.Sc. Occupational Psychology

The BSc Occupational Psychology degree at the University of Hertfordshire has a reputation for academic excellence, practical value and intellectual rigour. The degree provides a grounding in all major areas of psychology and our graduates are widely recognised as being thoroughly prepared for employment or for entry into postgraduate research and professional training courses. Success is reflected by relatively high levels of employment for our graduates reported through monitoring of first destination statistics.

School of Life and Medical Sciences
, Postgrad.Cert. Clinical Supervision Postgraduate Certificate

This is the only online postgraduate qualification of its kind in the UK – specially developed for professional practitioners who are providing, or are aiming to provide, clinical supervision to a range of different health professionals including psychologists, nurses, occupational therapists, counsellors and psychotherapists. The course is completely online, so it enables you to develop and consolidate your knowledge and skills in this very specific area, alongside your current professional life.

Online Learning (UDOL)
, M.Sc. Health Psychology

Health psychology is the educational, scientific, and professional contributions of psychology to: understanding the promotion and maintenance of health and the aetiology of illness, the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of physical illness, the study of psychological, social, emotional, and behavioural factors in physical illness, the improvement of the health care system, and formulation of health policy. This Health Psychology course from University of Southampton aims to train people who will become scientist-practitioners working in a range of health settings.

, M.Sc. Psychology of Childhood Adversity

The Psychology of Childhood Adversity programme at Queen's University Belfast provides advanced study of topics in developmental psychology, with a specific focus on development in the context of adversity.

Engineering and Physical Sciences
, M.Sc. Research Methods in Psychology

If you intend to pursue a career as a research psychologist, or wish to take a research degree, then our MSc Research Methods in Psychology will give you advanced research training. It is an excellent preparation for a PhD and enhances your chances of obtaining funding for your PhD.

Department of Psychology
, M.Sc. Occupational Psychology

Occupational Psychology, both as a professional and academic field, seeks to address questions of critical importance in business and enterprise. How can we select the best employees? How can we enhance health and performance? How can we effectively manage organisational change? What impact does coaching really have? Training as an Occupational Psychologist in the Institute of Management Studies will equip you with the scientific knowledge and practical skills to begin considering these questions, challenging the status quo, and offering innovative solutions to workplace problems.

Department of Psychology
, M.Sc. Health Psychology

This MSc in Health Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University meets the Stage 1 training requirement for BPS accreditation. The course has a strong emphasis on psychological investigation and exploring ethical issues.

, M.A. Research Methods (Developmental Psychopathology)

The MA in Research Methods (Developmental Psychology) is designed for students who plan to continue their graduate studies at PhD level in an area of developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, or social psychology. It is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as providing suitable training for this purpose, and the course is one of the named routes on the MA in Research Methods. It is a Social Sciences faculty degree that involves other departments within the University.

Department of Psychology
, M.Sc. Health Psychology - 12 months full-time

Health Psychology is the application of psychological theories, research and methodologies to the study of health and disease and covers topics ranging from the biological determinants of health through to the delivery of healthcare to society.

, Master Graduate Diploma Psychological Studies with English for Academic Purposes

This Graduate Diploma Psychological Studies with English for Academic Purposes course is for you if you need to improve your English language skills and subject knowledge of psychology before going on to a Masters course. You improve your language fluency and academic vocabulary, develop your academic skills, and gain experience of western methods of teaching and learning so that you can progress onto a relevant Masters course in our Department of Psychology.

International Academy
, Postgrad.Cert. Collaborative Transformation

Canterbury Christ Church University, in partnership with Shared Service Architecture, has established the UK’s first postgraduate qualification for developing Public Purpose Collaborations, the Postgraduate Certificate in Collaborative Transformation being one of them.

, M.Sc. Psychology (Conversion)

This Psychology (Conversion) Master's level is offered at the Manchester Metropolitan University. The modular course builds on the innovative and diverse curriculum offered at undergraduate level. Intended for non Psychology graduates this on-line conversion course will equip the student with the requirements for the Society’s Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) and enable the student to pursue a career in Psychology.

, M.Sc. Psychological Research Methods

Psychological Research Methods focuses on developing the tools and skills used at the cutting edge of research in the psychological sciences. This course provides ESRC-accredited research training for graduates whose first degree contains a significant component of psychology.

Department of Psychology
, M.Sc. Psychological Research Methods

The purpose of this Psychological Research Methods course is to develop and consolidate your understanding of the scientific methods that are routinely employed in Psychology. Emphasis is placed on training you in the efficient gathering and organising of information as well as the critical evaluation of theory and qualitative and quantitative evidence.

School of Psychology
, MRes Psychological Methods

This MRes has been specifically designed for students who are intending to go on to study for doctoral qualifications across a range of specialisms within psychology or to a career in psychological research.

, M.Sc. Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (Adult or Children and Young People)

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (Adult or Children and Young People) course is occupationally focused and helps you to become a highly skilled cognitive behavioural psychotherapist with exceptional communication and networking skills. At the same time,the programme informs and directs your practice through critical reflection and the interpretation of research findings.

Faculty of Education, Health and Sciences
, M.Sc. Forensic and Neuropsychological Perspectives in Face-Processing

Bournemouth University has one of the largest face-processing laboratories in the UK, and our academic staff have expertise in neuropsychological disorders of face-processing and forensic applications of face-processing research. This expertise is central to the delivery of the course, where you will learn about the detection, management and potential remediation of face-processing disorders, including those with acquired, progressive, developmental or neuropsychiatric origins.

Faculty of Science and Technology
, M.A. Community and Youth Studies

The challenges of youth and community work are constantly changing and our course has been designed to help you face that change and engage with the policies and ideologies associated with this dynamic area.

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
, M.Sc. Health Psychology

Health psychology applies the theories, methods and techniques of psychology to issues of health and illness. These are integrated into the psychological processes related to the maintenance of health, the promotion of the psychological well-being of the physically ill, and the normal and pathological responses to ill health and stress. The Health Psychology programme is offered at the University of Surrey.

Faculty of Psychology