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Master's Degrees in
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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.

538 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 MSc programme in Business Psychology from Heriot-Watt University will equip you with an in-depth understanding of the psychological mechanisms that drive positive behaviours and performances in the workplace.

School of Life Sciences
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. Developmental Psychology

The Developmental Psychology MSc offered by the University of Kent enhances your level of understanding of the psychological processes that underlie an individual's social, emotional and cognitive development throughout their life.

School of Psychology
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
M.Sc. Organisational Psychology

The Organisational Psychology programme offered by the University of Kent develops your theoretical and research-based knowledge of social and occupational psychology to enhance your understanding of workplace behaviour. It offers you a pathway to a career as a practitioner or academic researcher in the field of organisational psychology.

School of Psychology
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. Psychology (MSc, PhD)

The Psychology (MSc, PhD) offered by the University of Kent offers a supportive, dynamic and diverse environment for creative research and learning.

School of Psychology
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 - Social Sciences is offered by ONCAMPUS London.

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 Certificate Policing and Criminal Investigation

Explore the challenges faced by police and investigative teams in a criminal case while also discovering the many techniques used to investigate major crimes. This PG Certificate in Policing and Criminal Investigation from University of Essex Online is perfect for students wanting to move into a career in policing or investigation.

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.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.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
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.

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
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. 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
M.Sc. Developmental Sciences

This Master's degree in Developmental Sciences from Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics is designed to give you an understanding of the role of the child’s environment through the study of the impact of the family, communities and other social networks. 

M.Res. Psychology

This programme covers: the critical appreciation of existing research and research methods in a chosen research area; designing, managing and reporting on an extended research project; and subject-specific IT skills.

Postgraduate courses
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.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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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
Postgraduate Certificate Supervision and Consultation: Psychotherapeutic and Organisational Approaches

The PG Cert Supervision and Consultation: Psychotherapeutic and Organisational Approaches programme provides experienced health and social care professionals, educators, and human resource personnel an opportunity to enhance their expertise as supervisors, consultants and trainers.It satisfies the requirements for registration as a supervisor for some health related professions.

Faculty of Arts and Human 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
M.Sc. Psychology

This is a conversion course for students with a first degree in another subject area. It means you could go on and train to be a professional psychologist – for example, by studying for a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. This Psychology programme is offered by the University of East London.

University of East London-School of Psychology
M.Sc. Health Psychology

The MSc Health Psychology, University of Nottingham The MSc Health Psychology was developed in 2003. This course is approved by the British Psychological Society (BPS) for accreditation towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist and can be undertaken on either a full-time or part-time basis.

Institute for Work, Health and Organisations
M.Sc. Applied Neuroscience

Neuroscience is an exciting discipline, which seeks to understand the the nervous system. This innovative qualification is taught 100% online over two years, and is designed to fit around your work and life commitments. The application of neuroscience has the potential to deepen your understanding of how the brain and the nervous system serves to drive our every thought, sensation and emotion.

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
M.Sc. Clinical Applications of Psychology

The MSc in Clinical Applications of Psychology is designed for Psychology graduates who plan to apply for admission to doctoral training programmes in Clinical Psychology and wish to strengthen their credentials for the competitive entry process.

M.Sc. Health Psychology

Health Psychology plays a key role in improving the health and wellbeing of the population. This course, based in the heart of London, was one of the first Masters in Health Psychology and has been accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) since 1999.

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.A. Counselling and Psychotherapy

The MA Counselling and Psychotherapy top-up course is aimed at students who have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy or equivalent professional training.

University of East London-School of Psychology
M.Sc. Affective Disorders

Our Affective Disorders course has been created for a broad spectrum of students and mental health professionals who are interested in specialist training from world-class experts. You will study all aspects of affective disorders, ranging from their characterisation and assessment to the challenges of treating these debilitating conditions. 

Master Psychodynamic Counselling

This course provides clinical training for those working with children and adolescents and gives you the clinical experience through placements in agencies such as schools or the NHS (National Health Service).

Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies
M.Sc. Applied Social Psychology

The Applied Social Psychology programme is offered at the Royal Holloway University of London. The Psychology Department is a vibrant research community with an international reputation for leading research across a range of fields.

Department of Psychology
M.Sc. Mental Health, Ethics and Law

Our Mental Health, Ethics and Law MSc programme is delivered by two internationally recognised centres of excellence and provides an integrated, strongly interdisciplinary, education in mental health, ethics and law. It equips graduates to become leaders in healthcare, mental health law or policy. 

M.Sc. Mental Health Research

The MSc Mental Health Research, University of Nottingham is suitable for graduates, trainees and professionals looking to acquire specialist knowledge in mental health and develop research skills, with a view to enhancing career progression.

Community Health Sciences
Master Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

The Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology in the School of Medicine offers the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Nottingham The Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology offers the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology as a professional training course in clinical psychology.

Institute for Work, Health and Organisations
Master Research Methods in Psychology

You’ll learn the skills and theory for conducting research. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and discuss research with postgraduate students in the School of Psychological Sciences and Health. You’ll also play a role in research with members of our academic staff.

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

This course will provide you with an advanced understanding of the theoretical and applied issues in forensic psychology. Our scientist-practitioner approach equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in forensic psychology practice.

School of Psychology
M.Sc. Clinical Applications of Psychology

An increasing awareness of mental health issues has created a growing and substantial need, both locally and nationally, for more mental health practitioners which the Clinical Applications of Psychology MSc programme from The University of Hull has been designed to help meet.

Faculty of Science and Engineering
M.Sc. Consumer Behaviour

The Goldsmiths MSc in Consumer Behaviour equips you with a comprehensive grounding in approaches to understanding consumer preferences, judgements, decision-making and behaviour.

Institute of Management Studies
M.A. Early Childhood Studies

The MA Early Childhood Studies provides an opportunity to engage critically with ideas, theory and research for those with an interest in supporting young children and their families. This award encourages critical reflection on diverse social and professional settings that engage with children and families as well as the social structures that support them.

Manchester Metropolitan University Faculty of Education
M.Sc. Cognitive Rehabilitation

The Cognitive rehabilitation course, delivered by Westminster, is a rapidly emerging field that integrates research and clinical practice within the field of cognitive neuropsychology and neuroscience and applies it to the development and evaluation of evidence-based assessment and intervention.

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.A. Clinical Child Psychology

Do you want to work towards a clinical career with children or take the next step towards a doctorate? Gain an advanced academic understanding of developmental disorders and childhood mental health. Investigate causes, assessment, classification and treatment.

Faculty of Science & Technology
M.A. Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia)

This leading programme in the field of dyslexia prepares teachers to critically evaluate and develop evidence-based practice to become specialist teachers and assessors of learners with literacy difficulties. This programme is recognised by the British Dyslexia Association for Approved Teacher Status (ATS) and Associate Member of the BDA (AMBDA).

Institute of Education
M.Sc. Psychology of Faces (PGDip / PGCert)

The University of Stirling has a long history of face research. Our internationally renowned team of experts study almost all aspects of face perception, including low level visual processing, adaptation, gaze perception, social perception such as mate preference and attractiveness, mechanisms of recognition and forensic aspects.

M.Sc. Health Psychology

Our MSc Health Psychology fulfils the standards of the British Psychological Society Masters programmes (Stage One training) in health psychology (October 2014), which with Stage Two postgraduate training, equips you for practice as a registered health psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Faculty of Education, Health and Sciences
M.Sc. Psychology

Are you intrigued by the study of people, interested in how the human mind works and hope to follow a career path related to these topics? This is an ideal conversion degree for graduates from any discipline who wish to develop their critical thinking, practical and research skills within the field of Psychology.

Newcastle Business School
M.Sc. Psychology

As Psychology reaches out to tackle the big questions facing society today, skills and experience in psychological research are becoming more and more in demand. Our Master of Science in Psychology offers students an exciting course with the flexibility to develop specific interests, whilst at the same time an excellent opportunity to develop the technical and transferable skills.

School of Psychology
M.A. Psychology and Theological Studies

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 and Theological Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.Sc. Clinical Applications of Psychology

This MSc course provides a dynamic and current perspective across the various areas of clinical applications of psychology. Specifically, it covers theories of psychopathology from childhood to adulthood, and clinical applications of psychology in health and wellbeing. 

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Cognitive Development and Disorders

This programme combines psychological theory, research, and application to the study of cognitive functioning, its typical development through childhood and ageing, and its deficits as encountered in a range of disordered populations.

School of Psychology
Postgraduate Diploma Dementia Care University Advanced Diploma

This University Advanced Diploma in Dementia Care will prepare you to fight back against this rapidly growing health problem and meet the specific care needs of individuals with Dementia. It will equip you with the skills to formulate an integrated healthcare plan for your service users.

Online Learning (UDOL)
M.Sc. Clinical Neuropsychology

Clinical Neuropsychology programme from University of Bristol combines the academic excellence of the School of Experimental Psychology with the clinical experience, knowledge and skill of a large and well established Clinical Neuropsychology Department within North Bristol NHS Trust, a Regional Neurosciences Hospital which has an international reputation for excellence in neuroscience.

Faculty of Science