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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500 Psychology Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.Sc. Psychology

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

M.Sc. 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.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.

M.Sc. Forensic Psychology

This is a highly applied degree which lets you obtain the knowledge and skills required by the BPS stage 1 diploma in Forensic Psychology. An ideal course for anyone who wishes to work in an applied legal or criminological setting.

Faculty of Life Sciences and Computing
M.Sc. Psychology

The MSc Psychology is a new programme for graduates who wish to convert an existing degree into a recognised psychology qualification. The Regent's University London programme covers all of the key sub-disciplines of psychology, and provides extensive training in research skills.

Master's programmes
M.A. Applied Psychology (MA, MPhil, PhD)

The Centre offers excellent opportunities for full or part-time research in intellectual disability and community care leading to higher degrees. The Tizard Centre has a strong track record of attracting University and ESRC research studentship funding. This Applied Psychology (MA, MPhil, PhD) programme is offered by the University of Kent.

School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Postgrad.Dip. Existential Psychotherapy - Advanced Diploma

The Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy (ADEP) provides specialist psychotherapy training emphasising the challenges, innovations and re-interpretations of the therapeutic encounter. This Existential Psychotherapy - Advanced Diploma programme is offered by Regent's University London.

Master's programmes
M.Sc. Consumer Psychology with Business (MA/MSc)

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

School of Psychology
M.Sc. Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion

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

UH Online
M.Sc. Social Psychology (MSc, PhD)

The Advanced Statistics and Methodology module from the Social Psychology (MSc, PhD) programme from Unviersity of Kent is available for doctoral students that have not already completed an advanced statistics and methods course.

School of Psychology
M.Sc. Applied Psychology

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), this one-year 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
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. 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. 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 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. 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. 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. Health Psychology

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

M.Sc. Psychology of Childhood Adversity

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

Engineering and Physical Sciences
M.Sc. 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. Neuroscience

The programme provides multidisciplinary training in a range of neuroscience topics, especially those that are relevant to psychiatry and neurology, through taught compulsory modules and a choice of optional, specialised modules, both taught and research. Students may graduate with an MSc Neuroscience in a speciality.

Taught programmes
M.Sc. Genes, Environment & Development

MSc Genes, Environment & Development provides interdisciplinary postgraduate training in a range of behavioural genetics topics and research methods relevant to psychology and psychiatry, in three compulsory modules and a research project that will cover the broad range of subject areas that are considered fundamental to an understanding of behavioural genetics. This course does not include formal clinical training.

M.Sc. Health Psychology

This full-time programme combines classroom teaching, individual study, practical work in statistics and a supervised research project as well as compulsory participation in a 100hr organised clinical work-based placement.

Taught programmes
M.A. Psycholinguistics

Discover how insights from linguistics help to explain how humans learn, understand and use languages. Our MA Psycholinguistics, University of Essex provides you with a thorough grounding in research from the perspective of linguistics on human language processing, the representation of language in the brain, and first and second language acquisition.

Department of Language and Linguistics
M.Sc. Psychology (conversion Award)

If you have little or no experience of psychology, this is your chance to gain the knowledge, skills and experience to give you the grounding you'll need for a career in this exciting area. Our course has been accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), meaning that once you graduate with an average mark of 50% or more, you will be able to apply for the BPS Graduate Basis for Chartership.

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

The MSc Developmental Psychology focuses on the social, emotional and cognitive development of children and is designed for graduates and practising psychologists who wish to acquire a specialism in child development.

M.A. Sociology & Psychology

Sociology is the study of society, or the ways in which people produce and reproduce enduring relationships, institutions, cultures and systems, and of how these in turn influence both individual lives and public issues. It examines all aspects of society from intimate and personal life through to the economy, the state, science, technology and the environment. It ranges from historical and comparative studies of the evolution of entire civilizations to investigating the social basis of individual behaviour and belief. It investigates the elaborate basis of human cooperation as well as the many sources of conflict that arise within it.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.Sc. Early Intervention in Psychosis

This course provides world-class specialised training in early intervention in psychosis, a clinical approach which focuses on the detection and management of early symptoms and is effective in reducing the long-term impact of psychotic illness. The programme adopts a multidisciplinary approach, capitalising on the most recent findings from a range of clinical and non-clinical disciplines including psychiatry, psychology, genetics, neuroscience, epidemiology and biostatistics.

Master Graduate Diploma Psychoanalytic Studies with English for Academic Purposes

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

International Academy
M.A. Psychoanalysis

The Psychoanalysis Masters at Middlesex in London is a broad-based yet in-depth course, for anyone with a clinical or academic interest in psychoanalysis. It covers the history and development of major psychoanalytic traditions and is also highly relevant to contemporary social, political and cultural debates.

School of Science and Technology
Master Psychology & Economics

Psychology is the scientific study of the brain, mind, and behaviour in humans and animals. It focuses on building theoretical models of thinking and behaviour, which help to explain how people interact with each other and the world around them.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.Sc. Child Development

This Master's programme will deepen students' knowledge of child development and developmental psychology and prepare them for professional work with children and young people, or progression to higher research degrees or employment as a researcher.

Institute of Education
M.Sc. Psychology

The Abertay University MSc Psychology is designed to introduce graduates of other disciplines to the fascinating field of psychology. Students will be provided with the opportunity to study those topics which will confer eligibility for Graduate Basis of Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS) as long as a minimum level of performance is achieved. Psychology is a rewarding and valuable area of study.

School of Social and Health Sciences
Postgrad.Cert. Sport & Exercise Psychology

If you have a general interest in psychology in the area of sport, our course will give you a grounding in the core principles of the subject. You will learn about complex issues such as the initial assessment of prospective clients, maintaining professional boundaries and analysing complex data sets. The course will encourage you to take a systematic, evidence-based and ethical approach to your work, developing your ability to apply the methods you learn to a range of clients, from athletes to sedentary populations.

Carnegie Faculty
Postgrad.Cert. PGCE Psychology (14-19)

The PGCE Psychology (14-19) programme at Canterbury Christ Church University is an innovative and intensive nine month course preparing graduates for the demands of teaching the 14-19 age range in the Secondary and Further Education sectors.

Master Graduate Diploma Psychodynamic Approaches

Taught on our Colchester Campus, this course offers a grounding in psychodynamic theory and its applications and is a pre-requisite for our MA Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (If you have taken our FdA/BA Therapeutic Communication and Therapeutic Organisations (TCTO) course you can enter the MA direct.).

Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies
M.Phil. Psychology

The Department of Psychology has many internationally renowned experts undertaking research in specialist areas within the subject, with laboratories and facilities for practical and theoretical research. We place high priority on integrating our researcher's work and interests within the teaching programme, providing students with an opportunity to learn about many theoretical and practical issues of importance in psychology today. Research within the field of Psychology may also be closely linked with Health Sciences and Social Work, Biomedical Science, Biomolecular Science and Pharmacy, Law and Criminology.

Faculty of Science
M.Sc. Applied Psychology (Clinical Specialism)

The Applied Psychology (Clinical Specialism) programme provides training for assistant/associate psychologists (or equivalent) to become a more effective and strategic part of the clinical psychology workforce. The Diploma provides students with skills in psychological assessment and circumscribed interventions. The MSc develops skills in conducting health service research.

School of Psychology
M.A. Curating

Our course has a hands-on emphasis. In practical workshops, you consider the essentials for a successful exhibition, such as writing an exhibition proposal, applying for loans, raising sponsorships and managing your exhibition budget. We also include regular visits to museums and galleries in London and the region which, together with lectures by visiting speakers, gives you the chance to network with established professionals in the field.

School of Philosophy and Art History
M.Ed. Child and Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counselling

The Child and Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counselling Masters degree is part of a B.A.C.P. and U.K.A.P.C. accredited route to becoming a child and adolescent psychotherapeutic counsellor. To become an accredited practitioner candidates are also required to hold the Advanced Diploma in Child and Adolescent Counselling. The increased emphasis on the integration of education, social services and health in the delivery of services to children under the Children's Act 2004, make this route particularly pertinent and valuable, not only to teachers but to a wide range of practitioners within the area.

M.Sc. Psychological Therapy in Primary Care

This 12-month Psychological Therapy in Primary Care course has a strong but not exclusive emphasis on cognitive behavioural therapy and on the application of scientific methods to health care and assessment. On completion of the course, and following agreed and appropriate supervision and continuing professional development, graduates will be competent in the assessment and treatment of adult patients suffering from a range of common mental health disorders typically presenting in primary care settings.

School of Medicine
M.Sc. Psychological Research

This recently developed programme offers the opportunity to gain practical experience in research through placements across different laboratories that allow you to explore themes beyond traditional research boundaries. This laboratory rotation is particularly suitable for candidates interested in pursuing doctoral research, as it allows you to independently explore topics on your own terms.

M.Sc. Psychology (Conversion)

This programme in Psychology is for people who have degrees in other subjects, but who wish to gain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). This is necessary to eventually become a professional psychologist.

Department of Psychology
M.Sc. Forensic Psychology

This MSc Forensic Psychology focuses on the clinical and applied aspects of forensic psychology with an emphasis on working with children, adolescents and offenders with mental health concerns. The programme has a clear emphasis on practice-based topics in forensic psychology. You will develop your knowledge of police investigative processes and considerations for courts and sentencing, while gaining knowledge and skills that are beneficial for working with different client groups, considering their assessment, risk level and treatment.

Postgrad.Cert. Child & Adolescent Mental Health

This innovative distance learning course, Child & Adolescent Mental Health from King's College London is designed to provide interactive learning (including case vignettes) on child and adolescent development and mental health disorders.

Taught programmes
Master Clinical Psychology

This Doctorate in Clinical Psychology is collaboratively funded through NHS Education for Scotland and the University of Glasgow. You will be employed by a local NHS (Scotland) Health Board for the duration of the programme.

School of Medicine
M.A. Art Psychotherapy Practice

The most important aim of our course is to develop your confidence and expertise in providing art therapy for people with different emotional and mental health needs. You will learn to become a practitioner who can contribute to future service provision by working alongside clients who may be socially excluded, helping them make real changes in their lives.

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
M.Sc. Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration)

Our MSc Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) programme helps you to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes to enable you to work with clients of all ages who have physical, mental health or learning difficulties. If you already have a degree, and have carried out some relevant experience, then this programme could be your route into occupational therapy.

School of Health and Human Sciences
M.Sc. Foundations of Clinical Psychology

The MSc in the Foundations of Clinical Psychology offers a curriculum in which the central aim is to provide an educational experience which sets the profession of Clinical Psychology into a European and International context.

M.Sc. Advanced Occupational Therapy

This distance learning occupational therapy course is delivered entirely online, giving you the opportunity to access higher level learning from anywhere in the world at a time that fits in with your busy work schedule and home life.

School of Health Care Professions
Master Applied Educational Psychology D.App. Ed.Psy

Our doctorate in Applied Educational Psychology enables students to become educational psychologists. The course will suit those with some understanding of educational systems and settings. Our graduates can register with the Health and Care Professions Council to practise in the UK.

School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
M.Sc. Management Psychology

Management Psychology MSc, University of Nottingham This course will enable you to design or improve the way an organisation selects, develops and manages people.

Institute for Work, Health and Organisations
M.Sc. Mental Health Practice

If you're a mental health practitioner, then our course offers an inspiring, creative and enterprising approach to your continuing education. You'll develop your practical mental health skills and sharpen your critical thinking. You'll gain fresh knowledge and evidence-based expertise that meets the demands of contemporary mental health provision.

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

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and forms the essential component for Stage 1 of the Chartership process towards becoming a Chartered Forensic Psychologist. The course offers some students the opportunity of ongoing work experience placements with local prisons and the local forensic secure unit.

School of Social Sciences & Law
M.A. Community and Youth Work

This programme provides an exciting opportunity to develop professional practice that is supported by an in-depth theoretical understanding for those working in a wide range of careers with young people and communities.

School of Applied Social Sciences
M.Sc. Organisational Psychology / Organisational Behaviour

The Organisational Psychology / Organisational Behaviour MSc provides you with knowledge and understanding of the core areas of organisational / occupational psychology. You will have opportunities to develop a range of essential organisational consulting skills, such as negotiating access into organisations, facilitating employee focus groups, and providing effective feedback.

School of Arts and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Psychological Research Methods

The central objective of this Psychological Research Methods (The University of Exeter) programme is to equip you with an array of methodological skills to function as an effective PhD student or as a professional researcher in psychology, with a particular emphasis on cognitive, clinical and clinical neuroscience research.

College of Life and Environmental Sciences
M.Sc. Psychological Research

The MSc in Psychological Research is a one year taught master's course. The course provides a broad-based research training programme in psychology, covering theory and methods in core domains of psychology reflecting particular research strengths within the department. Hands-on research training within the core research themes of the department is also provided.

Social Sciences
M.Sc. Psychology MSc

This MSc Psychology course covers the core areas of psychology and is ideally suited to anyone who doesn’t hold a full psychology undergraduate degree but is seeking to further your career in psychology.

Online Learning (UDOL)
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.

School of Psychology