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Course essentials

Are you determined to pursue a professional career in psychology but don’t have an undergraduate degree in the subject? Our online MSc in Psychology will equip you with the knowledge and understanding of core areas of psychology, and will prepare you to make ethical and evidence-based decisions in the field.

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This Psychology course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). Through this conversion course, you will be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society (BPS), essential for pursuing a career in recognised psychology professions.

Key Information

Award:
Masters
Credits:
180
UCAS Course Code:
N/A
Course Title:
MSc Psychology (BPS)
Duration:
1.5 to 5 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Exemptions Available:
No
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must normally have:

  • A UK honours degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent.

And:

  • A maths qualification equivalent to at least Grade C at GCSE

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English:

  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

We’ll typically ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experiences.

Don’t have any of the above?

If you don’t already have an undergraduate degree, we may be able to offer you a place on one of our undergraduate degree programmes.

We offer online degrees in a range of psychology subjects. As they are delivered via online learning, they can fit in around your current commitments.

We also offer blended undergraduate degrees that are delivered on-campus 2 days a week at one of our study centres in London, Birmingham and Manchester. These give you the facilities and structure of face-to-face learning with the flexibility to fit other commitments in around your studies.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details & Modules

Are you determined to pursue a professional career in psychology but don’t have an undergraduate degree in the subject? The Arden Psychology MSc is a conversion course which offers you a flexible route into the field.

Studied through online distance learning, this course is all about learning the foundations of psychology, focussing on the practical application of evidence based decisions in the field – this isn’t a course for armchair psychologists! You will learn to design experiments to gather and analyse data, and explore everything from how our brain influences our perception of the world, to social interaction, abnormal psychology, approaches to intelligence testing and possible therapies, childhood development & behavioural neuroscience.

Exploring the core areas of psychology, you will learn to back up theories with empirical reasoning through rigorous research.

Modules:

  • Research Methods
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Individual Differences and Abnormal Psychology
  • Lifespan Development
  • Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Advanced Research Project

Assessments

Assessments are designed to provide you an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

  • Reports
  • Journal Article Reviews
  • Portfolio
  • Research Proposal
  • Dissertation or Journal Article

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Fees & Funding

Fees

Postgraduate Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK resident, the new Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loans from the UK Government can cover the cost of your postgraduate course fees. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident and aged under 60.
  • You can get a loan of up to £10,000 to cover the cost of your tuition fees
  • You will start to pay it back when your course is complete and you are earning over £21,000 a year.

Go to our Postgraduate Loans section for more information.

Self-funding

If you choose to pay for the course yourself you can pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations, simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your postgraduate studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship

Find out more about fees and funding on our dedicated information page by clicking here.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Careers Impact

This postgraduate course will open a range of opportunities and different pathways to enter into the field of psychology, including Health, Clinical, Educational, Occupational, Counselling, Neuro, Sport & Exercise or Forensic.

Here’s a snapshot of the many positions you could end up in:

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Counsellor
  • Occupational Psychologist
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Health Psychologist
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Research and Development Consultant Analyst

Alternatively, you could go on to a career in research, academia, or teachings.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

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3. We’ll process your application

4. Supporting your next steps

5. Accept & complete the application

6. Begin your course with an online induction

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