Psychology - MSc

The MSc Psychology is a new programme for graduates who wish to convert an existing degree into a recognised psychology qualification.

The programme covers all of the key sub-disciplines of psychology, and provides extensive training in research skills.

The MSc will provide you with a broad overview of the subject, promoting critical appraisal in relation to psychological models, theories and methodologies.

You will conduct practical research exercises and will produce a substantial research-based dissertation.

The programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society and therefore confers Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).

Why should I choose this programme?

The programme is designed to deliver a thorough grounding in all core areas of psychology, ensuring that you will be able to pursue a career in your chosen field upon completion.

It is likely that you will want or need the GBC in order to pursue your chosen career within psychology or you have decided to change careers into psychology.

Key components of the programme include:

  • Social, cognitive, developmental, bio-evolutionary and cultural psychology modules
  • Extensive training in research techniques
  • Individual support from highly qualified academic staff

Key skills, aims and objectives

  • Gain thorough grounding in required areas of psychology
  • Learn the skills needed to work and research effectively and independently
  • Gain a clear understanding of social and cultural factors relevant to psychology
  • Gain the ability to critically evaluate evidence, published literature and the ability to communicate this to others in a variety of formats

Future opportunities

A BPS-recognised qualification is essential for anyone wishing to pursue a career or further study in psychology in the UK.

Psychology as a subject is popular with employers across a range of areas from marketing through to civil service.

Endorsement

British Psychological Society

Length

This is a one-year full-time programme

Additional information

There are three different levels of award from this programme, depending on how much of the programme you complete.

  • Term 1 - you may exit the programme with the Postgraduate Certificate
  • Term 2 - you may exit the programme with the Postgraduate Diploma
  • Term 3 -  completion of the whole programme leads to the award of MSc Psychology

Modules

Term 1 

  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Social Psychology and Individual Difference
  • Research Methods 1

Term 2

  • Conceptual and Historic Issues in Psychology
  • Cultural Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Research Methods 2

Term 3

  • Research Project with Research Methods 3



Future start dates

21 September 2016

Apply online for September 2016

 

View Academic calendar

Fees

Fees 2016/17
Full programme fee: £10,800
Registration fee: £250 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £2,000 (non-refundable)

» How to pay

Academic requirements

A minimum of a lower-second class (2:2) UK honours undergraduate degree or its international equivalent from a recognised institution.

Other equivalent international qualifications as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre will be accepted. If you are unsure as to the comparability of your qualification, please contact us.

In most cases English and Maths at GCSE level are required.

English requirements

PLEASE NOTE: Latest update regarding ETS & TOEFL testing – The Home Office has suspended all ETS tests, including TOEFL exams, as evidence of English language ability from new visa applicants.

Please see the Home Office website for further information: https://www.gov.uk/government/world-location-news/changes-to-english-language-certification-for-visa-applications--3

Therefore, if you are relying on an ETS / TOEFL certificate for Visa purposes please be aware that you will now need to take an alternative English proficiency test.

We will continue to accept the following English language proficiency tests:

  • IELTS
  • PTE Academic
  • Cambridge Advanced
  • Regent’s University London on campus diagnostic test

If you have taken and submitted the TOEFL test as part of your admissions application, or have any questions in relation to the above, please do not hesitate to make contact with our Admissions team to seek further advice and support.

– 18/07/2014

 

If your native language is not English you must provide evidence of your English proficiency, such as IELTS with an overall score of 6.5

For more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.

Please also note that you may be exempt from taking an English language test if the last three years of your full-time education have been taught completely in English.

Students who require an international student visa to study in the UK and whose native language is not English, may also be required to meet specific grade requirements and conditions of study as stipulated by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). Please check their website for current information: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration

On-campus diagnostic test

If you live in London, or are able to visit us, we can offer you a free English diagnostic test. 

This test is offered through Regent's Institute of Languages & Culture and should be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only. For more information, or to arrange a test, please contact us: exrel@regents.ac.uk

How to apply

Step 1 Apply

Once you have completed the application form, please send us the following supporting documents, by post, email or fax:

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all previous studies (i.e. secondary school and/or university certificates)
  • One letter of academic reference
  • A 300-500 word personal statement/essay outlining your background; how you feel you would benefit from the course of study; and why you feel you would make a suitable candidate for the course
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • One recent passport-sized colour photograph, jpeg format (this must be emailed to us at:admit@regents.ac.uk)
  • If not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency
  • CV/résumé

Step 2 Making an offer

We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful.

If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, you will be issued a conditional offer.

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

Step 3 Accepting the offer

If you wish to accept the offer:

  • Confirm your acceptance via email/post/telephone/in person
  • Pay the registration fee (non-refundable)
  • Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit, if applicable (non-refundable)

Please note: although there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 Full acceptance and visa

Once we receive your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation, and (where needed) the relevant visa support documentation.

To find out if you need a student visa please consult the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website for current information: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration (please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa).

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

US Financial Aid

Direct subsidised and unsubsidised loans for US citizens, as well as Direct PLUS loans for eligible US citizens and Green Card holders administered by the US Department of Education (USED) for all eligible degree programmes offered at Regent’s University London.

Read more

Fulbright Commission All-Disciplines (Open) Postgraduate Award

Awards to US citizens for the first year of Master's or PhD study in any subject, or to conduct a period of independent research, covers the first year's tuition and a living stipend.

Read more

Regent's Postgraduate Progression Scholarships

Regent's Postgraduate Progressions Scholarships reward the loyalty of undergraduate students who progress to entrol on a postgraduate degree with us. It's our way of saying thank you.

Scholarships are worth up to 15% of tuition fees. The higher your degree classification, the higher the scholarship amount you will be awarded.

  • 1st class degree = 15% tuition fee reduction 
  • 2:1 class degree = 10% tuition fee reduction
  • 2:2 class degree = 5% tuition fee reduction

Read more

Future Finance loans

Alternative loan funding for students studying at Regent's University London

Read more

Postgraduate loans - Student Finance England 2016-17

Student Finance England (SFE) is now offering funding for UK and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker (under the age of 60 on the date of first class of the first Master’s degree).

Students, who already hold one Master’s degree (or an equivalent or higher-level qualification) will not be eligible.

Read more

Study methods

Components include lectures, seminars and independent learning.

 

Assessment structure

Assessment is based upon:

  • Termly assignments
  • Examinations
  • Delivery of an original research project of an empirical nature

Students with disabilities

Some classes are delivered in teaching rooms accessed by stairs. If you have a condition that affects your mobility and you require ground-floor rooms, or rooms with lift access, please notify Student Registry as soon as possible. You are also advised to contact the Disability Officer.

Enquire about programme

Regent’s University London has no connection with Regent University of Virginia USA

 

 

Last updated: 29 June 2016

 

Apply for the programme

Key information

Name
Psychology
Qualification
MSc
Level
Postgraduate
Accreditation
UK
UCAS Code
School
Regent's School of Psychotherapy & Psychology
Mode
Full time
Length
1 year
Fees
£10,800 *
Scholarships
Yes *
Next start date
21 September 2016 *
Study abroad
No
Validation
Regent's University London

* See the admissions tab for further details on fees, scholarships and future start dates

Student spotlight

Shivaji

Shivaji

I have found studying social psychology and individual differences fascinating, as I have always had an interest in society and how it works psychologically. I have enjoyed all the classes, and particularly the group interactions and discussions. Psychology is all about understanding others and, most importantly, yourself.

View full profile and video

EventsAll Events

07 Sep

Certificate in Psychotherapy & Counselling Open Evening

Find out more about the Certificate in Psychotherapy & Counselling at open evening.

08 Sep

MA Psychotherapy & Counselling Open Evening

Find out more about the Postgraduate Diploma and MA Psychotherapy & Counselling at our open evening.

05 Oct

Certificate in Psychotherapy & Counselling Open Evening

Find out more about the Certificate in Psychotherapy & Counselling at open evening.

02 Nov

Certificate in Psychotherapy & Counselling Open Evening

Find out more about the Certificate in Psychotherapy & Counselling at open evening.

10 Nov

MA Psychotherapy & Counselling Open Evening

Find out more about the MA Psychotherapy & Counselling at our open evening.

15 Nov

Mediation and Conflict Resolution Open Evening

Our Mediation and Conflict Resolution courses offer a unique psychotherapeutic perspective on mediation. Find our more at our next open evening.

11 May

MA Psychotherapy & Counselling Open Evening

Find out more about the MA Psychotherapy & Counselling at our open evening.

Endorsement

BPS2


This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society.