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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414 Psychology Master's degrees in United Kingdom

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. 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. 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.

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. Psychology

Designed for graduates with an honours degree in a discipline other than psychology or a non-accredited psychology honours degree who wish to specialise in psychology. The Psychology programme is offered at the University of the West of Scotland.

School of Media Culture and Society
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
Pgcert/PgDip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

This Cognitive Behavioural Therapy programme from University of the West of Scotland offers training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for mental health professionals who wish to use CBT in their practice.

School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery
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
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. 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. 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. 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. Psychology

The Psychology MSc at Coventry University is a conversion course aimed at graduate students whose first degree was in a (relevant) subject other than Psychology. 

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

Behaviour and social context can have a significant impact on health and it is the role of the health psychologist to examine this impact and identify any links between the two. The Health Psychology MSc at Coventry University provides a thorough grounding in the theories, practice and application of health psychology.

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

Health psychologists’ interests are very much in line with government health priorities and include the promotion of positive health behaviours in adults and children, reducing obesity, binge drinking, smoking and stress, and increasing psychological wellbeing.

School of Humanities and Social 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. 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
Postgrad.Cert. Mediation & Conflict Resolution

This new part-time qualification has been developed to give students a deeper understanding of the skills and methods required for successful mediation and conflict management. This Mediation & Conflict Resolution programme is offered by Regent's University London.

Master's programmes
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)
Postgrad.Dip. 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

The Applied Psychology Masters at Middlesex in London has been designed with an emphasis on qualitative and quantitative research but also equips you with knowledge of theoretical and practical issues in areas of Applied Psychology.

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
Postgrad.Dip. 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. Psychological Research Methods (PGDip / PGCert)

The Psychological Research Methods (PRM) course provides broad training in the fundamentals of psychological science - the modern approach to studying mind and behaviour. PRM combines training in psychological theory with practical skills development, preparing our students for a future career in psychology. Individual modules provide a thorough introduction to quantitative and qualitative research, the analysis and interpretation of data, and a critical skeptical approach to psychological science.

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.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. 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. 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.Sc. Affective Disorders

A unique programme focused on the study of Affective Disorders, from their characterisation and assessment, through causes and correlates, to the challenges of treating these debilitating conditions. Suitable for a wide-ranging spectrum of students and mental health professionals interested in specialist training from world-class experts.

M.Sc. Psychological Research Methods

This postgraduate degree will provide you with advanced training in psychological research methods, equipping you with the research and professional skills required for a research career.

Department of Psychology
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

The programme is delivered by two internationally recognised centres of excellence and provides an integrated, strongly interdisciplinary, education in mental health, ethics and law. It will equip students to become leaders in healthcare, mental health law or policy.

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

This course is for those aiming to develop careers in educational or clinical psychology. It can also prepare you for further postgraduate study and enhance your applications for research assistant posts.

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.Sc. Forensic Mental Health

Flexible postgraduate programme for students with a professional &/or academic interest in the complex relationship between mental disorders and criminal behaviour, taught by a multi-disciplinary team of clinical academics. Ideal first step towards clinical psychology training or a PhD. Students choose one of three pathways: clinical forensic psychology; forensic mental health research; or clinical forensic psychiatry.

Taught programmes
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

This course is designed to provide you with an understanding of atypical development. This will encompass both developmental disorders and childhood mental health, looking at the developmental cause, assessment, classification, and treatment.

Faculty of Science & Technology
M.Sc. Developmental Psychology

Developmental Psychology MSc from University of Kent develops your understanding of the psychological processes that underlie an individual's social, emotional and cognitive development throughout their life.

School of Psychology
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 such as unfamiliar face matching and eye witness recovery of memories for faces.

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 from University of Birmingham 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 needed to succeed in a wide range of research-related jobs.

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

The Clinical Applications of Psychology MSc provides a thorough grounding in current psychological theory and research informing the understanding of mental health problems. You will also gain advanced knowledge of the principles and evidence base of effective treatment interventions aimed at reducing mental health problems and enhancing wellbeing.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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
M.Sc. Psychology

The MSc Psychology is designed to confer Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). GBC is the form of professional accreditation that is required for many careers that you may pursue with a psychology degree, as well as for advanced professional training in psychology.

M.Phil. Psychology

The specialised research interests in psychology include evolutionary psychology, perception and cognition, animal behaviour, neuroscience, social psychology and forensic psychology. They have PhDs funded by UK research councils and charities and we welcome self-funding applicants interested in doing postgraduate research in psychology.

School of Psychology