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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 Psychology Master's Degree at Arden University 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.

You will cover a range of fascinating modules - everything from how our brain influences our perception of the world to childhood development & behavioural neuroscience.

Arden's Distance Learning programme means you'll study completely online, meaning you can continue to work while you learn and you can access everything from your course materials to tutorials and tutor support online from wherever you are.



BPS Membership

This Psychology Master's Degree course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Through this Arden University 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:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Exemptions Available:
No
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects

Studied through online Distance Learning, this Psychology Master's Degree 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 and even behavioural neuroscience.

Exploring the core areas of Psychology with Arden University, 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

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

Assessments at Arden 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

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 Arden 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.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

To be eligible for Arden's MSc Psychology Master's Degree course you must normally have:

  • A UK Honours Degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent
  • A maths qualification equivalent to at least Grade C at GCSE

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Arden University will 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 a 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 Learning Degrees that are delivered 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.

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your 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.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your 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 and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

This Postgraduate Psychology 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 continue your academic development by studying for a PhD, and go on to a career in research, academia, or teachings.

Next steps

Applying for this course with Arden University takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your online 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

Studied through online Distance Learning, this Psychology Master's Degree 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 and even behavioural neuroscience.

Exploring the core areas of Psychology with Arden University, 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

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

Assessments at Arden 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

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 Arden 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.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for Arden's MSc Psychology Master's Degree course you must normally have:

  • A UK Honours Degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent
  • A maths qualification equivalent to at least Grade C at GCSE

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Arden University will 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 a 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 Learning Degrees that are delivered 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.

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your 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.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your 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 and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Career Prospects

This Postgraduate Psychology 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 continue your academic development by studying for a PhD, and go on to a career in research, academia, or teachings.

Next steps

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

Applying for a course in 6 steps

1. Find your perfect course

2. Apply online

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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