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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.

550 Psychology Master's degrees in United Kingdom

MSc/PgDip/PgCert 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. 

School of Natural and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Business Psychology

The MSc in Business Psychology from 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.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.A. Psychoanalytic Studies

The MA Psychoanalytic Studies offered by 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
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.

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. Occupational Therapy (pre-registration)

Imagine the satisfaction of helping people reach their true potential, take control of their lives and participate fully in the world around them. With an MSc Occupational Therapy from GCU, that’s exactly what you’ll do. The Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) programme is offered at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Department of Social Sciences, Media and Journalism
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.

M.Sc. Psychology

The Psychology programme is offered at University of the West of Scotland. Our psychology degree provides the opportunity for you to gain an understanding of a specific academic discipline while you will acquire a number of transferable skills that are important in the job market.

School of Media Culture and Society
M.Sc. Developmental Sciences

This Master's degree in Developmental Sciences offered by 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. 

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.Res. Psychology

The Psychology programme is offered by Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics. It 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. Organizational Psychology

The professionally-recognised Organizational Psychology course, offered by University of Leeds, will provide you with the skills and commercial awareness to apply psychological principles to the challenges faced by organisations.

Leeds University Business School
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. 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.

Graduate Diploma Psychology

Embark on an exciting new career path and take the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist with our Graduate Diploma Psychology. This programme is designed for graduates from disciplines outside of psychology. The Psychology programme is offered at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Department of Social Sciences, Media and Journalism
M.Sc. Clinical, Social and Cognitive Neuroscience

Learn how different brain functions contribute to cognition, mediate social interaction, and determine mental health, well-being and psychiatric illness. The Clinical, Social and Cognitive Neuroscience programme is offfered by the City, University of London.  

School of Arts and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Forensic Psychology

The only of its kind in Scotland, this programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society and designed for graduates with a psychology degree. It is your first step towards chartered status and membership in the Division of Forensic Psychology. The Forensic Psychology programme is offered by the Glasgow Caledonian University.  

Department of Social Sciences, Media and Journalism
M.A. Childhood Studies

This innovative MA in Childhood Studies at the University of Leeds takes a global and multi-disciplinary approach to the social study of childhood and youth (from 0-18 years).

School of Education
MSc/PgDip/PgCert Mental Health and Clinical Psychology

The /PgDip/PgCert Mental Health and Clinical Psychology from London South Bank University is designed for those with interests or experience in the field of mental health and clinical psychology, and has a distinctive emphasis on the experiences of people who live with distress.

M.Sc. Addiction Psychology and Counselling

The MSc in Addiction Psychology and Counselling from London South Bank University is a well-established route to a professional career in counselling in the addictions field. Accredited by the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP) it meets the training needs for you to become accredited as an addiction counsellor.

M.Sc. Social Psychology

This exciting new Social Psychology programme offered by The University of Edinburgh will teach you how to think as a social psychologist, and how to answer questions about social phenomena

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.Sc. Psychology

The University of Exeter's MSc in Psychology is intended primarily for people working in the NHS and independent sector who want to develop psychological therapy knowledge and skills beyond the basic level acquired in some professional qualification courses.

College of Life and Environmental Sciences
M.Sc. Clinical Psychology

The central objective of The University of Exeter's Clinical Psychology 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

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
M.Sc. Global Issues in Gerontology and Ageing

How can over a billion people age well across the world? How does this impact on individuals, families and communities? Globally, the number of older persons is growing faster than the number of people in any other age group, putting pressure on all sectors of society. This Global Issues in Gerontology and Ageing course at the University of Stirling cuts across two key scientific areas. 

Faculty of Health Science and Sport
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. Psychology (Conversion)

The degree programme in Psychology (Conversion) offered at the University of Surrey is designed to provide students with a grounding in the theories and research practice of contemporary psychology. It places particular emphasis on the application of psychology to real-world problems, based on a combination of pure and applied research.

Faculty of 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.Sc. Human Animal Interaction

This programme will introduce students to interdisciplinary approaches and a diverse range of methods used to research our relationships with other species. This Human Animal Interaction course is offered at the University of Stirling.

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.

M.Sc. Child Development

This MSc in Child Development is taught by our expert team of psychologists specialising in early childhood development. The University of Stirling's course covers a range of topics from social and cognitive development, to autism and other atypical developmental issues, to the health psychology of infant feeding practices.

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 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. 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
MedSci Applied Neuropsychology

This Masters programme in Applied Neuropsychology at University of Glasgow is designed for those who have qualified in clinical psychology overseas.

College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
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.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. This is a highly-commended course accredited by the British Psychological Society for those interested in becoming a health psychologist. 

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

This Masters programme in Applied Neuropsychology at University of Glasgow is designed for those who have qualified in clinical psychology overseas.

College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
MSc / PG Dip Applied Neuroscience

The King's College London's MSc in Applied Neuroscience provides a comprehensive and integrated exploration of our current understanding of the neuroscientific field, and will provide opportunities for students to develop specific interests in the applied neuroscience areas of psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases, neuroimaging and how neuroscience can impact society.

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. 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.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

The King's College London's MSc in Affective Disorders 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

The King's College London's MSc in Mental Health, Ethics and Law 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  Mental Health Research course at University of Nottingham covers a broad range of topics within the mental health field combined with a focus on developing research skills in this field.

Community Health Sciences
Master Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

The Doctorate in Clinical Psychology offered at the University of Nottingham covers three main components: University-based academic teaching, service based practice learning, and clinically relevant research.

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. Psychology Research Methods

This course provides a broad education in psychological research methods, as the first part of a training programme leading to a PhD, a career in research in business or the public sector, or working with evidence based policy. The Psychology Research Methods programme is offered at University of Nottingham.

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
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.