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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

The moment you will step into a UK university campus, you will feel you have entered a fairy tale. The UK campuses are mesmerizing and the student facilities are outstanding. All the modern and unique features of British universities enable you to engage in ground-breaking research and experience top quality teaching and learning.

548 Psychology Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.Sc. Applied Social Science

The MSc Applied Social Science from University of the West of Scotland offers innovative and applied training in a number of specialisms including a named degree in civil society and public affairs; criminal justice; applied psychology; or global social work and social policy.

School of Media Culture and Society
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. Contemporary Drug and Alcohol Studies

The MSc Contemporary Drug and Alcohol Studies from University of the West of Scotland is an innovative post graduate programme that adopts a critical social science perspective to explore the interplay between psychoactive substances and society across a range of areas.

School of Social Sciences
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.A. Psychoanalytic Studies

The MA Psychoanalytic Studies from Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics is jointly run by the Departments of Psychosocial Studies and of History, Classics and Archaeology.

Postgraduate courses
Pre-Master 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. Occupational Therapy (Post-registration)

This Occupational Therapy (Post-registration) course at Queen Margaret University is suitable for occupational therapists who wish to develop knowledge of the evidence-base in practice and to develop their critical thinking, clinical reasoning and understanding of research further. 

School of Health Sciences
Preparation Course Access to HE Diploma in Applied Science (Level 3) Programme

This one year intensive course is aimed at enabling mature students (19+) to progress to science and related degree programmes at university. To achieve this, you must have 60 credits, of which 45 are from level 3 units. (The remaining 15 can be from level 2 units.) This Access to HE Diploma in Applied Science (Level 3) Programme is offered by Lewisham and Southwark College.

M.Sc. Critical Youth and Community Studies

The MSc is aimed at people with a first degree or experience in youth and community practices who aspire to develop their knowledge and understanding of statutory or voluntary contexts. This Critical Youth and Community Studies pioneering programme from University of the West of Scotland contributes to fulfilment of strong leadership and management youth and community practices.

School of Education
Pre-Master Master's Foundation Programme - Social Sciences

From our centre at Birkbeck, in the heart of the University of London, you are encouraged to develop the tools for success on degree programmes at the best universities in the UK. The Master's Foundation Programme (MFP) - Social Sciences is offered by ONCAMPUS London.

MA/MSc Consumer Psychology with Business

This Consumer Psychology with Business (MA/MSc) course from Bangor University is a specialty area of psychology that studies how feelings, beliefs, and perceptions influence the way consumers buy and relate to goods and services.

School of Psychology
M.A. Educational Neuroscience

This Master's degree in Educational Neuroscience from Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics provides experience of both in-depth theory and hands-on research in the emerging area of educational neuroscience. 

Postgraduate courses
M.Sc. Clinical and Health Psychology

Students taking the MSc in Clinical and Health Psychology from Bangor University will be introduced to the theory and knowledge that underpins effective practice in clinical psychology, will explore this in relation to a range of conditions, will gain an understanding of the range of research methods used by clinical psychologists, and will conduct their own research project in a relevant area. 

School of Psychology
Postgraduate Diploma Criminology and Criminal Psychology

This online Postgraduate Diploma in Criminology and Criminal Psychology at University of Essex Online is an advanced qualification that is designed to equip graduates with a thorough understanding of cutting-edge and important topics within criminology and criminal psychology.

M.A. Psychosocial Studies

The MA is designed for graduates from a wide range of backgrounds, who are looking to develop an in-depth understanding of the relation between individual subjectivities and identities, and historical and contemporary social and political formations.

Postgraduate courses
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
Postgraduate Certificate Criminology and Criminal Psychology

This online Postgraduate Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Psychology at University of Essex Online is an advanced qualification useful to graduates who wish to work within a variety of occupations across both public and private sectors, including the police force, law enforcement agencies and many more.

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. 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.

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
Postgraduate Certificate Postgraduate Certificate in Humanities

If you have a passion for the arts and are looking for an intellectual challenge, this certificate course provides you with an excellent opportunity to upgrade your qualifications. This Postgraduate Certificate in Humanities is offered by The Open University UK.

M.Sc. Art Psychotherapy (International)

The MSc in Art Psychotherapy (International) offered at Queen Margaret University is designed for people who have at least one years experience of, or are currently, working in a caring capacity such as psychiatry, special education, social services and the voluntary sector.

School of Health Sciences
Postgraduate Diploma Postgraduate Diploma in Integrated Practice in Childhood and Youth

The online Postgraduate Diploma in Integrated Practice in Childhood and Youth at The Open University UK has an interdisciplinary focus and combines knowledge from criminology, sociology, psychology, and social care. The postgraduate course explores topics such as children’s rights, child criminology, family law. You will understand the impact of education and health on children's development.

The Open University UK Childhood and Youth
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
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. Business and Organisational Psychology

The Business and Organisational Psychology programme at Coventry University provides a sophisticated understanding of applying psychology in business settings, including understanding consumer behaviours, employee engagement and the impact of globalisation on organisational behaviours. 

Psychological, Social and Behavioural Sciences
M.Sc. Occupational Psychology

Occupational Psychologists apply the science of psychology in work-based settings.The Occupational Psychology MSc is offered by the Coventry University.

Psychological, Social and Behavioural Sciences
MScR Psychology

MSc by Research. This programme offers students the opportunity to focus in detail on a chosen area of the subject, while still being able to take some taught courses. It is intended for those who already have a good background in psychology, typically from undergraduate study.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.Sc. Psychological Science (Conversion)

An intensive one year Master’s course with accreditation from the British Psychological Society, enabling you to pursue a career in this area even if your background is in another discipline. The Psychological Science (Conversion) course is offered by Queen's University Belfast.

School of Psychology
M.Sc. Clinical Exercise Physiology

The course involves the detailed study of the physiological consequences of chronic debilitating diseases and highlights the changes that these different diseases cause during exercise testing.

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
M.Sc. Psychology (PGDip/ PGCert)

The main purpose of the MSc in Psychology (PGDip/ PGCert) course from Oxford Brookes University is to allow graduates in disciplines other than psychology, and psychology graduates whose undergraduate degree is not professionally recognised, to gain a qualification in psychology that confers eligibility for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society and establishes the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).

Department of Psychology, Social Work and Public Health
M.Sc. Research Methods in Psychology

This Research Methods in Psychology (RMP) Master’s programme was developed to conform to the guidelines for ESRC recognition of postgraduate training. The programme provides advanced training in a variety of research methods and data analytic techniques.

M.Sc. Applied Psychology

This field examines how people approach and react to various situations in life, from visual perception to complex social interactions. The application of psychological research has positively affected a variety of sectors ranging from business to education, mental health and sport. 

School of Science and Technology
M.A. Music Psychology in Education/ (Distance Learning)

Music Psychology in Education offers the opportunity for you to specialise in educational research in your second year. The first year of the course follows the same programme as Psychology for Musicians, but you will be able to select essay titles that emphasise the educational aspects of each module. You will then complete a `Readings in Music Education´ module, followed by dissertation research on an aspect of musical learning, informed by music psychology theory and methods.

Department of Arts & Humanities
M.Sc. Addiction Studies

The Addiction Studies course provides postgraduate education in addictions, with a particular emphasis on recent biological, psychological and socio-environmental advances in the conceptualisation of drug use and addiction and its effective prevention. 

Taught programmes
M.Sc. Child Development

The MSc in Child Development is designed to prepare psychology graduates for the next stage of their career in research or applied areas of psychology. 

Postgraduate Diploma Psychology (Conversion Course)

The Diploma in Psychology (Conversion), University of Nottingham is a postgraduate conversion course for students who wish to pursue a professional career in Psychology (in clinical, educational, occupational or other areas) but who don’t hold an honours degree in psychology, or have the Graduate Basis for Registration from the British Psychological Society.

M.Sc. Health Psychology

This course is for students who want to study how psychology helps us understand health-related behaviours, and how it can have a positive impact on wellbeing.

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

As populations grow and competition for space and resources increases, society’s most pressing issues will need to be addressed by those who can work in collaboration with cognitive, occupational and social psychologists, as well as architects, educationalists, environmental scientists, engineers, landscape architects and planners. 

Faculty of Psychology
Postgraduate Diploma Psychological Intervention

The Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Intervention (CBT) is a well-established high-quality training course that runs for ten months on a full-time basis. This programme is offered at the University of Surrey.

Faculty of Psychology
M.Sc. Business Psychology

Business Psychology - The programme is aimed at people already in, or aspiring towards, a career in any business setting. It provides detailed understanding of all those aspects of psychology relevant to the workplace. The distance learning format allows you to (continue to) work full-time anywhere in the world; allows a generous amount of time to complete; and each course contains ‘bite-sized’ units that allow you to learn at your own pace. MSc students take all the courses below, over a maximum of seven years;

School of Life Sciences
Master Psychology Research Degrees

The Psychology Research Degrees from The University of Hull investigates a broad range of psychological processes from the measurement of brain activity to the investigation of individual and group behaviour, from infancy to old age.

Faculty of Science and Engineering
Postgraduate Certificate Psychology - Qualifying Certificate

The Psychology - Qualifying Certificate from Oxford Brookes University is designed to enable students with no previous experience of psychology in higher education to acquire sufficient knowledge and skills to study at FHEQ level 5/6 (second or third year of full-time study) at a UK university.

Department of Psychology, Social Work and Public Health
M.Sc. Addiction Psychology and Counselling

The MSc in Addiction Psychology and Counselling from London South Bank University is a well-established route to a professional career in counselling in the addictions field. Accredited by the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP) it meets the training needs for you to become accredited as an addiction counsellor.

M.Sc. Legal and Criminological Psychology

If you're a psychologist looking to enter the legal field, then our course is perfect for your needs. We provide a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of a broad range of topics in criminological and legal psychology. Building on your existing knowledge, we'll enhance your professional knowledge to improve your career prospects.

M.A. Psychosocial Studies

Our students come to us from a variety of backgrounds and jobs and with widely differing undergraduate degrees. The Psychosocial Studies programme is delivered by University of East London. This course is not recruiting in 2017.

University of East London -School of Social Sciences, Media and Cultural Studies
M.Sc. Atypical Child Development

This Atypical Child Development programme at Queen's University Belfast provides advanced study of topics in developmental psychology, with a specific focus on patterns of atypical development and childhood development disorders such as autism, dyslexia, ADHD and genetic disorders.

School of Psychology
M.Sc. Organisational Psychiatry & Psychology

The MSc Organisational Psychiatry & Psychology from King's College London is unique among its kind in the UK and Europe. It draws on contemporary psychological, psychiatric and organisational theory to examine the causes, effects and consequences of mental ill health in the workplace and to consider strategies and interventions to improve organisational and individual mental health. It leads to careers in HR or organisational consultancy.

Taught programmes
M.Sc. Psychology

This course offers a masters-level qualification accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and confers eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. It is particularly suitable if you have insufficient credit in psychology from your first degree to meet BPS accreditation criteria. The course covers all of the key subdisciplines of contemporary psychology and provides extensive training in related research skills.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Research Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Glamorgan is home to internationally recognised academics with diverse research interests. We offer a comprehensive range of equipment and laboratory space, and a supportive atmosphere in which to conduct your research.

School of Humanities and Social Sciences
M.A. Art History and Psychology

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Art History and Psychology programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Art History
M.Phil. Art Psychotherapy, PhD

For MPhil and PhD study, you usually register for research by written thesis (although there are also possibilities for research based on a written element and studio practice).

Department of Social, Therapeutic & Community Studies
M.Sc. Occupational Therapy

The course is for people with a first degree in a relevant area such as social or biological sciences, or with a relevant professional qualification. You learn about occupational therapy through practice in various health and social care and voluntary organisations. Subject to revalidation

M.A. Dramatherapy

Get professional training in dramatherapy: our emphasis on clinical placements and a range of dramatherapy approaches will prepare you for work in the arts therapies. When you graduate, you will be qualified to work as a dramatherapist in the UK and overseas, and eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council in the UK.

Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
M.Sc. Rehabilitation Psychology

The MSc Rehabilitation Psychology, University of Nottingham provides education and training in research and clinical skills relevant to people’s physical and psychological rehabilitation, chronic illness and disability.

Institute for Work, Health and Organisations
M.Sc. Child Psychology

This course looks at research in child psychology, focusing on the advanced study of psychological development in children and the implications of psychological theory and research for policy and practice. It is ideal if you would like to start or promote a career working with children in areas such as teaching and social work; it also provides an excellent foundation for pursuing a research career in child/developmental psychology.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Psychology (Part-time)

Take an essential first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist. Gain valuable professional insights into human behaviour. Develop the same grounding in psychological science as a three-year undergraduate course but at a masters level.

M.A. Philosophy of Psychology

This course will suit students with an undergraduate philosophy degree and those converting to philosophy from another subject (for instance, psychology) at undergraduate level. For philosophy graduates, it will consolidate and augment their existing knowledge, with a special emphasis on philosophy of psychology and philosophy of mind.

Taught programmes
M.Res. Social Sciences Programme

Our MRes programme enables you to develop research skills shared across the social sciences while specialising in your own area through one of our focused courses. As a student on the programme, you study approaches and methods available to social science researchers, and explore their implications, limits and uses.

M.Sc. Research Methods in Psychology

The Research Methods in Psychology MSc from University of Kent offers advanced and broad-based training in the major methods and statistical techniques in use in psychology, together with a wide range of optional modules to allow you to tailor your studies to suit your own particular interests.

School of Psychology
Master Psychology of Sport and Exercise

Learn how to optimise athlete performance and improve well-being and activity levels by studying the psychology behind sport at Roehampton. You will explore key factors that affect sports performance, well-being, and activity levels such as mental toughness, self-confidence, motivation, stress and anxiety, concentration, and the psychology of sport injury.

M.Sc. Psychological Research Methods

Want to gain a greater insight into psychological research methods? Then you'll want to take part in our postgraduate programme! You'll develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of a broad range of topics and techniques in psychological research methods.

M.Sc. Forensic Psychology

This course has been designed to meet the significant growth in the job market for forensic psychologists. It draws on the University's established expertise in criminology and psychology, and includes the opportunity to undertake a work placement, enabling you to put what you have learnt into practice and gain valuable skills and experience. 

Master Psychology

The Masters programme is primarily intended for students wishing to continue with their studies in order to progress with further psychological research via the PhD route.

M.Res. Evolution and Human Behaviour

Our Evolution and Human Behaviour MRes is a research-based course with a taught component that is equivalent to an MSc. It provides a springboard into a career that involves a working knowledge of scientific research.

School of Psychology