Psychology, M.Sc.

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  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
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About

You do not need to have studied psychology to be eligible for this Psychology programme. However, you should note that it is an intensive course and requires hard work and independent study outside the contact hours – full-time study IS full-time.  We welcome applications from graduates with upper second class degrees who have either completed a degree in another subject or who have insufficient psychology in their degree to be eligible for GBC.

You will take modules at Masters level in core areas of psychology, as specified by the BPS. You will also take one option module in psychology from a selection available within the department. We offer a work experience in psychology module as an option for those who would like to gain valuable experience in the work place. 

The content of the curriculum of the University of Westminster' s MSc covers the core areas of psychology stipulated by the BPS for GBC. This consists of Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, History and Philosophy of Psychology, Individual Differences, Empirical Project, Psychobiology, Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, and Social Psychology. In all of the modules there is a strong emphasis on critical evaluation of theory and practice.

Career Path

Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. It is the prerequisite for progression to Postgraduate professional training in psychology and subsequent registration as a Chartered Psychologist working in any of the fields of professional psychology – including clinical, counselling, educational, occupational, and health psychology. 

It is a requirement for Masters and Doctorate courses in Psychology that lead to professional qualifications such as Doctorates in Counselling, Clinical and Educational Psychology, and Masters courses in Organisational/Occupational Psychology.

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Programme Structure

Core modules
  • Developmental and Differential Psychology
  • Fundamentals of Psychology
  • Project for Psychology MSc
  • Psychobiology and Cognitive Psychology
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Social Psychology and Conceptual Issues in Psychology

            Option module

            You will choose an option from Masters level courses within the Department of Psychology, subject to availability and timetable constraints. A practice-based option module is Work Experience in a Psychological Setting for MSc students. Other options may change each year, and in 2017/18 will include: Individual Differences: Health, Stress and Disease; Developing Communication Styles for Professionals; and Psychology Literature Project (critically evaluating the literature on a chosen topic).

            For more information, please check the programme website.

            Lecturers

            • Dr Rosemary Snelgar - Principal Lecturer 
            • Chantal Gautier - Senior Lecturer 
            • Alan Porter - Senior Lecturer 
            • Carol Pearson - Senior Lecturer 
            • Dr Ian Hodges - Principal Lecturer 
            • Karen Ryder - Senior Lecturer 
            • Dr Laura Boubert - Principal Lecturer 
            • Dr Lisa Thorn - Senior Lecturer 
            • Margaret Cahill - Senior Lecturer 
            • Dr Tina Cartwright - Senior Lecturer 
            • Professor Tony Towell - Professor 

                              Detailed Programme Facts

                              • Programme intensity Part-time
                                • Average part-time duration 24 months
                                • Intensity Flexible
                                • Part-time variant
                                  Weekday
                              • Languages
                                • English
                              • Delivery mode
                                On Campus
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                              English Language Requirements

                              You need the following IELTS score:

                              • Minimum required score:

                                6.5

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                              Academic Requirements

                              You need the following GPA score:

                              Required score: Upper Second Class

                              Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                              Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                              • We normally consider applications from graduates with a recognised university degree at Upper-Second Class Honours level or above (or equivalent). Applicants who have taken an Honours programme but only obtained a pass/ordinary/aegrotat degree will not be eligible for the course. 
                              • As statistical procedures are a key element of Psychology, we require applicants to demonstrate competence in mathematics, for example through having obtained GSCE mathematics (or equivalent). 
                              • We also encourage applicants to provide evidence of interest in the discipline of psychology and reflection on the ways that their experience to date would enable them to succeed at Masters level.
                              • You'll need at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

                              Tuition Fee

                              • International Applies to you

                                13500 GBP/year
                                Tuition Fee
                                Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
                              • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                9500 GBP/year
                                Tuition Fee
                                Based on the original amount of 9500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
                              We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                              Part time:

                              • Home/EU: £1,075
                              • Overseas: £1,500
                              *Price per 20-credit module

                              Living costs for London

                              684 - 830 GBP/month
                              Living Costs

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