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Msc in Psychology

Kaplan - University of Liverpool Online, United Kingdom

msc-in-psychology

Next enrollment cycle

October 2022

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Total Course Fee

USD 25,020

Course Accredited By

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  • 30 Months
  • Online
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 15% scholarship

Gain the core knowledge and skills to pursue a career in the fascinating field of psychology. 
This course is  also available in Part Time Mode.

  • The programme is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of biological, developmental, cognitive and social psychology. You will also learn how to put psychological principles into effect in a variety of settings including research, practice, and the interface of applied research. 
  • In consonance with the strong research ethos of the University of Liverpool, theory in the programme is research-led, and modules have been developed with full support of the prestigious research groups in the Department of Psychology. Also, reflecting the global character of the University, the programme approaches theoretical and applied developments in Psychology from an open-minded perspective that values diversity and cross-culturalism. Learning is largely achieved through discussion forums with classmates from all around the world, which gives students the opportunity to learn from different experiences, backgrounds and contexts. 
  • The module assessments have been developed to maximise student employability, with each piece of work based on the philosophy of action-based learning. You will be assessed entirely through written assignment and challenged to apply your knowledge to solve real world problems within your working and social environment. You will also be required to create an online portfolio of evidence which you can use as a vehicle to showcase your project-based work, personal achievements and resume details. 
  • Upon the culmination of your degree you will carry out an independent research dissertation on a psychological issue of your choice and apply theory to practice, to help you establish yourself as an aspiring psychologist. 
  • This programme alone will not allow you to practice as psychologist in the United Kingdom. However, for individuals who want to pursue a career in psychology, it will provide you with the core foundational knowledge into the discipline and it’s a first step towards a career in the field. The experience and skills you gain will also be appreciated by employers in a wide range of professions outside of the field of psychology.

Enrollment Cycles

  • October 2022
  • All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you want to discuss your previous qualifications and experience before applying, please contact us now via LiveChat.

Applicants should possess either:  

  • A minimum of a 2:1 class degree in a subject other than psychology, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree; or  
  • A minimum of a 2:1 class degree in psychology that has not been accredited by the British Psychological Society, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree.   
  • Applicants who have achieved a 2:2 degree or failed to pass the empirical project component of a psychology undergraduate degree, must demonstrate they are suitably qualified to undertake a postgraduate programme of study. They should have:  
  • at least two years approved professional experience, or obtained some other qualification approved for this purpose by the University.  
  • Applicants who have undertaken an accredited degree but have failed to either pass the empirical psychology project, or achieve at least a 2:2 degree, may also be admitted to the programme.  
  • All applicants must provide evidence that they have an English language ability equivalent to an IELTS (academic) score of 6.5 (overall) and 7.0 (reading and writing).
  • If you don’t have an IELTS or equivalent certificate, you can take our 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
  • This programme consists of the following modules. You are required to complete 180 credits to achieve a full Master of Science (MSc).*
  • Mind, Brain and Behaviour (15 credits)
  • Social Psychology (15 credits)
  • Data Analysis for Psychologists (15 credits)
  • Personality, Individual Differences and Intelligence (15 credits)
  • Cross Cultural Issues in Lifespan Development (15 credits)
  • Psychology of Learning (15 credits)
  • Cognitive Psychology (15 credits)
  • Psychobiology (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

*Please note, these modules are not finalised and may be subject to change.

  • MSc: £18,000 
  • These fees* are fully inclusive of all costs, including all teaching materials, core textbooks, assessments and resits. 
  • Scholarships and discounts
  • In addition to the Executive Scholarship, you may also be able to benefit from the following scholarships and discounts:
  • Full payment discount
  • If you choose to pay for your postgraduate programme up-front, we will apply an additional 5% discount to your tuition fee. 
  • Executive Scholarships
  • Executive Scholarships of 15% are available for all Business and Management programmes including the MBA, for enrolments during the 2021/22 academic year.
  • Regional Scholarships
  • Regional Scholarships of up to 15% are available for international students based overseas in eligible countries 
  • Alumni discount
  • University of Liverpool graduates going on to study an online master’s programme can benefit from a 10% discount on the tuition fees.

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