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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519 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.

Postgrad.Cert. Psychotherapy & Counselling - Certificate

This Psychotherapy & Counselling - Certificate course provides a basic training in psychotherapy and counselling theory and skills. Regent's University London's programme combines academic, practical and experiential components within a supportive and challenging environment. As well as exploring the main therapeutic theories, you will examine philosophical and spiritual perspectives and cross-cultural approaches.

Master's programmes
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.A. Psychotherapy & Counselling

The MA Psychotherapy & Counselling provides an intermediate pre-professional training, and includes taught, clinical, experiential and self-directed components. Upon completion you will be able to go on to the final stage of training that leads to eligibility for UKCP membership as an integrative or existential psychotherapist. This programme is offered by Regent's University London.

Master's programmes
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. 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.

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. Career Coaching

This MSc course will give you the chance to develop practical skills, supported by a strong theoretical base, which will enable you to provide an effective career-coaching service. This Career Coaching programme is offered by the University of East London.

School of Psychology
M.Sc. Occupational and Organisational Psychology

This newly re-shaped course for psychology graduates is distinctive in its applied approach to psychology and benefits from a strong professional emphasis. This Occupational and Organisational Psychology programme is offered by the University of East London.

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
M.Sc. Business Psychology

This newly re-shaped course for psychology graduates is distinctive in its applied approach to psychology and benefits from a strong professional emphasis. This Business Psychology programme is offered by the University of East London.

School of Psychology
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 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. Forensic Psychology

The Forensic Psychology programme is offered at the Royal Holloway University of London. The contributions to the programme from academics in Psychology, Criminology and Law reflect the multidisciplinary context of applied forensic psychology and will develop your skills in integrating multidisciplinary concepts and communicating to multidisciplinary colleagues.

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 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. 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.A. Psychological Therapies

Our course is ideal if you are looking for specialist training to enhance your health-related skills and professional development. You will increase your understanding and practice of contemporary theories in dramatherapy along with analysing key issues and debates in counselling and psychotherapy. You'll explore cognitive behavioural therapy approaches to therapeutic practice as well as social psychological theory and research of group therapy.

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
M.Phil. Psychology (MPhil)

How does music affect mood? Why do some people believe in the paranormal? How do people with autism think? The Psychology PhD, M.Phil. programme encourages students to investigate questions like this, conducting research that’s relevant to a range of sectors and industries – from advertising to education, and from banking to the public sector.

Department of Psychology
M.Sc. Forensic Psychology

The MSc in Forensic Psychology at University of Kent is accredited by The British Psychological Society as providing the first (academic) year of professional training for those who wish to qualify as Chartered Forensic Psychologists.

School of Psychology
M.Sc. Developmental Psychology

Developmental Psychology course focuses upon both infant and child development, addressing a broad range of topics concerning typical and atypical development. Consideration is given to diverse aspects of cognitive and social development, issues of theory in developmental psychology, and psychopathology. The course is research-led and all staff are research-active, regularly publishing in the discipline's leading journals.

School of Psychology
M.Sc. Clinical and Health Psychology

You will gain an understanding of the psychology of physical and mental health problems, the principles of psychological interventions to change behaviour, and cognition. Some of the main areas you will cover include: contemporary theories of the psychology of physical and mental health problems; the principles and evidence base of psychological interventions at the individual, group and population level; the role of psychologists within healthcare settings such as the NHS and how the science of psychology is applied in clinical practice. You will also receive advanced training in methodology and analysis techniques used within clinical and health psychology research.

M.A. Childhood Studies

The MA Childhood Studies is an innovative, forward-looking course at the cutting-edge of Childhood Studies, centered around the 'new social study of childhood'.

Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law
M.Sc. Forensic Psychology

Unique in Scotland, MSc Forensic Psychology introduces relevant applications of psychology, forensic, criminological & legal issues & contexts. Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Department of Social Sciences, Media and Journalism
M.A. Philosophy & Psychology

Philosophy has been at the core of Western intellectual life for at least 2,500 years and is central to our understanding of the world and of our place in and interaction with it. Philosophy provides the tools whereby the presuppositions of all areas of intellectual and practical activity may be systematically and critically examined. While there are different approaches that philosophers have taken, characteristic of Philosophy is the emphasis on the use of argument, critical enquiry, rigour in reasoning, and clarity of expression, including the making of pertinent distinctions.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Community Psychology

Community psychology is an internationally recognised sub-discipline of psychology that brings community participation and social change to the forefront of the way that we understand and promote psychological wellbeing.

Faculty of Health and Social Science
M.Sc. Applied Behaviour Analysis

The School has achieved excellent ratings in terms of both research and teaching performance and has invested extensively in a modern teaching, learning and research environment, including brain imaging (MRI) technology. Students have access to state-of-the-art research and computing facilities and the opportunity to study under world-renowned academic staff.

School of Psychology
M.Sc. Applied Psychology MSc

The MSc Applied Psychology offers relevant and contemporary post-graduate provision by providing research training and taught content in the applications of psychology across the life-span (from infancy to older adulthood), and in a variety of contexts (e.g. clinical, health, educational, forensic and counselling).

Master Programmes
M.Sc. Advanced Psychology

Our MSc Advanced Psychology provides specialist training across a broad range of core areas in the field, such as developmental psychology, neuroscience and neuropsychology, perception and cognition, and social psychology.

Department of Psychology
M.Sc. Evolutionary Psychology

This programme provides an exciting opportunity for advanced study in Evolutionary Psychology - i.e. psychological science informed by explicit consideration of the fact that the human mind, like the human body, is a product of evolutionary processes.

College of Health and Life Sciences
M.A. Psychology with Geography

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) Psychology with Geography programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Geography & Geosciences
M.A. Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Society

The Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Society MA is designed to provide students with training in classical and contemporary psychoanalytic theory. It observes the relation between theory and practice and establishes a scientific grounding through its emphasis on the clinical writings of Freud, Klein and Lacan.

College of Health and Life Sciences
M.Sc. Occupational and Organizational Psychology

The MSc in Occupational and Organizational Psychology is designed to develop the next generation of evidence-based leaders and practitioners in the field of work and organisational psychology. The Occupational and Organizational Psychology programme is offered at the University of Surrey.

Faculty of Psychology
Postgrad.Dip. Psychology (Conversion)

Our Graduate Certificate in Psychology provides a route to become registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) for graduates from other disciplines who wish to pursue a professional career in psychology.

Department of Social Sciences, Media and Journalism
M.Sc. Educational Psychology

The MSc in Educational Psychology is designed to help you work effectively as an educational psychologist with young people, teachers, parents and other professionals. This course, together with the Stage 2 Qualification in Educational Psychology, (Scotland) from the British Psychological Society (BPS), meets the requirements for registration as an educational psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.

M.Sc. Business with Consumer Psychology

This joint Masters degree is designed for graduates wishing to start, or further develop, careers in Consumer Psychology and Business. The programme is delivered by schools which enjoy an international reputation in their field.

Bangor Business School
M.Sc. War & Psychiatry

The MSc War & Psychiatry allows successful applicants to develop skills and knowledge about the way individuals respond to psychological trauma. Drawing on multidisciplinary expertise, students can compare the experiences of different nations to identify both theoretical and practical elements. The programme is ideal for careers in military psychiatry and related NGO, emergency and anti-terrorist services.

Taught programmes
M.Sc. Foundations of Clinical Psychology

This Master's course adopts a patient-centred approach to teaching the origins and range of clinical psychology. It is recognised and respected by practitioners for producing sound, highly employable graduates within many branches of psychology.

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.Sc. Psychological Therapies (Counselling)

The course is open to those who have particular interest in counselling, for further development with a view to professional training in counselling or clinical psychology. The course is also pertinent to those working in Health and Social Care, including those with an interest in dementia care, wishing to extend their knowledge and research base in psychological approaches to care and psychological function.

Master Programmes
M.Sc. Criminology and Criminal Psychology (Distance Learning)

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. Sports Psychology

Complete a BPS-accredited Masters in Sports Psychology under the guidance of world-leading academic staff. The School of Sport and Exercise Science at Liverpool John Moores University conducts internationally recognised research and attracts world-class sports people, researchers and postgraduates.

M.Sc. Psychology of Sport & Exercise

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and endorsed by the Health and Care Professionals Council. If you hold the BPS Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) you will be able to complete Stage 1 training to become a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist.

Carnegie Faculty
M.Sc. Psychology (Conversion)

The degree programme in Psychology (Conversion) offered at the University of Surrey lays particular emphasis on the application of psychology to real-world problems, based on a combination of pure and applied research. You learn about the core areas of psychology, studying social, developmental and cognitive psychology, biological bases of psychology, and individual differences.

Faculty of Psychology
M.Sc. Research Methods in Psychology

The Research Methods in Psychology programme from university of Bristol will provide you with a theoretical and practical grounding in psychological research techniques, thus equipping you to go on to a PhD programme in Experimental Psychology or related disciplines. Completion of this programme can also lead to the application of psychological knowledge and research skills in other fields, such as industry or education.

Faculty of Science
M.Sc. Health Psychology

This course is for you if you wish to take an on-campus MSc in Health Psychology, that follows the BPS curriculum.

Life & Health Sciences
M.Sc. Psychology

The GradCert/GradDip Psychology course is aimed at graduates who have not studied a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited psychology degree programme and who would like to pursue a career as a professional psychologist.

School of Social Sciences
M.Sc. Applied Behaviour Analysis

This programme seeks to develop a critical understanding of concepts and principles of applied behaviour analysis. This Applied Behaviour Analysis programme is offered by the University of Kent.

School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
M.Sc. Sport and Exercise Psychology

Sport and Exercise Psychology is a science that draws on knowledge from the disciplines of psychology and sport and exercise science. This taught programme provides students with a critical understanding of the psychological factors that affect, and are affected by, participation in sport and exercise. It was designed and is delivered by BPS chartered psychologists, with the view of preparing students for a career as a consultant, lecturer and/or researcher.

M.A. Art Psychotherapy

This course is designed for experienced artists and professionals who have worked within a clinical setting and would like to build a rewarding career as an art psychotherapist.

M.Sc. Psychological Science (Conversion)

The Masters in Psychological Science (conversion) is designed to provide a broad and critical awareness of psychological theory and practice. We have particular expertise in quantitative methods, and our course would particularly suit those from a Science background.

M.Sc. Sport and Exercise Psychology

This course is designed to prepare you for playing a leading role in the growth areas of sport and exercise. It stresses the relationship between theory and its professional application, and aims to develop knowledge, skills and expertise in a range of sport and exercise disciplines.

School of Social Sciences & Law
Postgrad.Cert. Psychological Well-Being Practitioner (Low Intensity)

Our certificates in PWP enable you to work with people who experience common mental health problems. You will learn to use a range of protocols derived from the best evidence based practice methodologies available. The protocols are drawn from cognitive behavioural theory and utilise self-help processes to empower patients to take control of their own wellbeing needs.

School of Health and Human Sciences
M.Sc. Applied Psychology

This Applied Psychology programme at Coventry University is for students who have previously studied psychology and want to further their knowledge and understanding of the subject area with a view to practicing psychology.

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
M.Sc. Advanced Practitioner: Occupational Therapy

If you are a senior clinician or health care professional looking to advance your career, you will recognise the importance of, ensuring you have the most up-to-date skills and experience needed to meet the ever-changing needs and challenges of modern practice.

School of Nursing Sciences
Postgrad.Dip. Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy

This course is written to the requirements of the lead organisation in the UK which sets the competency standards for Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy. The teaching at Queen's University Belfast and with Clinical colleagues in placement areas is of the highest standard. This course will fundamentally alter the way clinicians work in practice.

Postgrad.Cert. Family Therapy

Family Therapy training is for professionals working in a mental health setting, including: nurses, GPs, paediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists who wish to complete an intermediate level programme in family therapy, or aim to incorporate systemic work in existing clinical practice.

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
M.Sc. Exercise and Sport - Physiology

Intellectually challenging and discipline-focused, this programme prepares you for a career within your chosen sub-discipline of exercise and sport at an advanced level. Underpinned by research and practitioner expertise, an interdisciplinary perspective is encouraged.

M.Sc. Clinical Neuropsychology

This Masters programme in Clinical Neuropsychology at University of Glasgow is designed for those who are eligible for registration in the UK’s Health Professions Council as a clinical psychologist.

School of Medicine
M.A. Psychology for Fashion Professionals

The first MA fashion psychology course in the world to apply psychology in fashion will help students gain a deeper understanding of a particular aspect of human behaviour in a fashion context using qualitative approaches (focus groups, interviews or case studies).

London College of Fashion
M.Sc. Integrative Health and Social Care

Meet the demands of modern day health and social care with this MSc in Integrative Health and Social Care. Designed in consultation with leading health and social care specialists, our MSc offers you a flexible study route to obtain a postgraduate qualification that can be tailored to your individual needs and interests.

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