MSc Psychology

Kaplan - University of Essex Online, United Kingdom
MSc Psychology
Next enrollment cycle July 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 2,381,996
Course Accredited By NA
2 Years Online Postgraduate Degree Up to 10% scholarship

Designed for those without a psychology background, this online degree encourages you to explore this fascinating subject and pursue careers related to the field.

  • The online and part-time nature of the course allows you to study around your existing work and family commitments while gaining a solid grounding in a range of psychological topics.
  • Suitable whether you have a personal or professional interest in the field of psychology, the course will explore a range of theoretical ideas and practical applications across the discipline. There is a strong focus on employability throughout the entire course, with the ability to explore the wide variety of careers possible with a psychology degree. You will also be introduced to psychological research methodologies that are beneficial in many related careers.

Throughout the course you will explore exciting topics including:

  • The history and philosophy of psychological inquiry
  • Critical milestones in human development through infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and late adulthood
  • Fundamental research principles in psychobiology and neuropsychology
  • The main qualitative and quantitative research methods used for data collection and analysis
  • The degree will culminate in the completion of a dissertation, where you will conduct independent research into a psychological issue of your choice and applying your learnings from the course to produce your report.

Enrollment Cycles

  • July 2024
  • October 2024

Entry Requirements

  • We know that many people from non-traditional backgrounds would succeed on our courses! That’s why we offer two different entry routes, taking into account your prior work experience and relevant qualifications. You will also need to meet our English language requirements.
  • Additionally, you will need to pass your first assignment set within your two-week induction period of the course in order to continue with your studies.

Academic entry route
In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our MSc Psychology, you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • A undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification

Work experience entry route
In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our MSc Psychology, you must meet the following criteria:

  • At least 3 years’ experience (voluntary or paid) within a relevant field, supported by 2 appropriate references. A relevant field may include one in Health, Mental Health, Social services, Counselling services, Schools and Education, Policing, Data analysis and Statistics. This is not an exhaustive list and will be reviewed on an individual basis by the academic team.

English language requirements

  • As our courses are delivered in English, a high proficiency with English is required. If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5. Don’t worry if you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification – we offer a free online English test to assess your proficiency.
  • You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree
  • The MSc Psychology is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 180 credits at Level 7.

Level 7 modules:

  • Fundamentals of Psychological Enquiry (10 credits)
  • Human Development over the Lifespan (20 credits)
  • Psychological Research Methods (10 credits)
  • Critical Social Psychology (20 credits)
  • Advanced Research Methods (20 credits)*
  • Psychobiology and Neuroscience (20 credits)
  • Psychology Skills and Employability (20 credits)
  • MSc Psychology Dissertation (60 credits)

* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.

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