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

The UK has one of the most cosmopolitan societies within Europe and you will study with people from all over the world. The variety of universities and degrees is broad and degrees will be accepted worldwide.

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540 Psychology Master's degrees in United Kingdom

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

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. 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.

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
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.

Postgraduate Certificate Child Protection

Recognising the increasingly high-profile nature of child protection issues requiring an integrated multi-agency service response, the Child Protection course from University of the West of Scotland is aimed at practitioners working in health, police, social work, education and voluntary sector settings.

School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery
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. It is suitable for occupational therapists from a wide range of settings and will support students to change career direction to advanced practitioner, education, research or management.

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.

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.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. Clinical and Health Psychology

Clinical psychology involves applying psychological understanding to difficulties connected with mental or physical health problems. Using this understanding, clinical psychologists assess and treat people of all ages and ability levels who are experiencing psychological distress, behavioural problems or related issues. Bangor University offers the MSc in Clinical and Health Psychology degree program.

School of Psychology
M.Sc. Psychological Research

This flexible taught Master’s programme in Psychological Research from The University of Edinburgh provides comprehensive training in psychological research across the whole range of psychology sub-disciplines. You will learn core research methods and specialist techniques, and choose optional courses which you can tailor to your interests.

College of Humanities & Social Science
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. 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. 

College of Humanities & Social Science
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
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. 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. 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. Forensic Psychology and Crime

The Forensic Psychology and Crime MSc at Coventry University provides part-time students with a unique opportunity to study forensic psychology at a distance, whilst also being able to continue in employment.

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
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.Phil. Education (Psychology and Education)

This route is intended for applicants who have a background or strong interest in education, have undertaken some previous study of developmental and/or educational psychology, perhaps within their first degree, and now wish to develop their knowledge in this area further. The route offers a well-rounded introduction to areas of psychology relevant to the study of children's development, learning and education, together with more advanced routes examining psychological approaches to particular topics within education. At the end of the route, participants are required to devise and carry out their own research projects on topics in which they have brought or developed a particular interest.

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.A. Understanding Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse

The programme is unique in synthesising psychodynamic, systemic, cognitive behavioural and social theories to examine the impact of being abusive or being abused. You will look at practice and research from these theoretical perspectives and will consider abusiveness and its impact in different international, cultural and social contexts from childhood to older age.

Department of Social, Therapeutic & Community Studies
M.Sc. Psychology and Learning Disability (Distance Learning)

The term 'learning disabilities' is used interchangeably with 'intellectual disability' to describe those who have significant problems with learning and who need support with many aspects of life. This distance learning course enhances knowledge and skills of graduates and experienced practitioners wishing to develop their understanding of people with learning disabilities.

Faculty of Science
M.Sc. Forensic Psychology

Forensic psychology is an expanding field. It interfaces with other disciplines such as clinical, social and cognitive psychology, as well as criminology and law in order to address issues of major concern to the justice system, organisations, individuals and society. This is a unique course informed by research at the forefront of the field, with many opportunities to get involved with ongoing projects within the Department.

Faculty of Science
M.Sc. Research Methods in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience

Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Postgraduate loans are also available to English and Welsh domiciled students. For more information on fees and funding please visit our website.

College of Human and Health Sciences
M.Sc. Social Psychology

The MSc Social Psychology looks at a range of topical social issues through the lens of social psychological theories in order to develop understanding and ideas for intervention. The programme is offered at the University of Surrey and it is concerned with the scientific study of how we think about, influence and relate to one another.

Faculty of Psychology
M.Sc. Psychology

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), the MSc Psychology conversion programme is designed for graduates in any area who wish to pursue a career in professional psychology. 

M.Sc. Health Psychology (Online)

Our online MSc Health Psychology degree covers the theoretical and professional issues in health psychology and provides excellent preparation for many roles within the NHS, as well as for further health psychology stage two training programmes.

Online Learning (UDOL)
M.Sc. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Our Masters in Psychological Therapies: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy will allow you to further your studies with a research based qualification. This programme is intended to develop your expertise as CBT practitioners, supervisors or trainers through your involvement in the design, implementation and write-up of a practice-based clinical research project. 

M.Sc. Applied Neuropsychology

The MSc in Applied Neuropsychology from University of Bristol is a collaboration between the School of Experimental Psychology within the University and the Department of Neuropsychology within North Bristol NHS Trust.

Faculty of Science
Postgraduate Diploma Applied Psychology

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), this 9-month conversion course is designed for non-psychology graduates who wish to acquire Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS.

Faculty of Life Sciences and Computing
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 MSc in Addiction Studies has been designed to provide advanced graduate education in the addictions, focusing on recent advances in the conceptualisation of drug use and addiction, and its effective prevention and treatment. Throughout the course of the programme, theoretical advances and evidence will be positioned within the policy development and treatment contexts. Emphasis will be placed upon facilitating the transfer of knowledge and skills to the workplace or individual career aspirations.

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.Phil. Psychology

Unlocking the secrets of the human mind is one of modern science’s greatest challenges. Psychology, the study of human behaviour, helps us to make sense of how we understand the world, what makes us laugh or cry, why we are conscious, and why we make the choices we do.

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. The Environmental Psychology programme is offered at the University of Surrey.

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
M.A. Psychology

The MA in Psychology, University of Birmingham offers an excellent opportunity to gain insight and in-depth knowledge of contemporary topics in Psychology. This course offers a unique mix of modules that, unlike a more typical MSc, focuses on integrating knowledge in Psychology and communicating those ideas to the public.

School of Psychology
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.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, and qualify to work as a dramatherapist. On successful completion, you’ll be eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council in the UK. Our emphasis on clinical placements and range of dramatherapy approaches will prepare you for work in the arts therapies.

Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences