Why do we behave the way we do? What predicts our behavior? And how can we study behaviour scientifically? Our MSc in Psychology attempts to answer these questions using the scientific method.
This programme is designed for graduates who want to convert their existing degree into a recognised psychology qualification, for people looking to change career, or for anyone with an interest in the science of behaviour.
The programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and therefore confers Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).
It covers the major branches of psychology. This includes:
It also provides a series of electives including cultural psychology, the psychology of motivation, the psychology of humour, occupational psychology and the psychology of religion and belief which are offered subject to demand. The programme also offers an opportunity to study a foreign language in the second term.
You will also learn a range of research skills, such as:
You will have access to a dedicated psychology laboratory and testing cubicles and to specialist equipment which will enable you to carry out eye-tracking, and record brain electrical activity, heart rate, pulmonary response, blood pressure and olfactory testing.
This is a one-year, full-time programme.
*All electives run subject to availability, staffing and student demand
You will be taught through a combination of:
Contact hours and expected workload
This is an example of the notional learning hours for 20 and 10-credit modules
|20 credit module - 200 learning hours||10 credit module - 100 learning hours|
|Directed learning||40 hours||20 hours|
|Lectures||20 hours||20 hours|
|Laboratory classes||20 hours|
|Self-directed learning||160 hours||80 hours|
|Preparation for class||20 hours||10 hours|
|Self-study after class||50 hours||50 hours|
|Preparation for assessments||40 hours||10 hours|
|Assessments||50 hours||10 hours|
This is an example of the notional learning hours for a 60-credit modules (dissertation)
|60 credit module||600 learning hours|
|Directed learning||20 hours|
|Collaborative Learning||10 hours|
|Tutorials (1:1 and group)||10 hours|
|Self-directed learning||570 hours|
|Preparation for class||10 hours|
|Self-study after class||30 hours|
|Preparation for assessment||380 hours|
You will be taught by a team of experienced and well-qualified psychologists. The overall Head of Programmes is Professor G Neil Martin, author of one of the UK’s leading textbooks in Psychology. The Course Leader for the MSc Psychology is Dr Marina Rachitskiy, whose research field is forensic psychology. The programme is taught by additional specialist staff members in Psychology:
Methods of assessment
You will be assessed through a combination of:
We welcome and support students with a wide range of disabilities and health concerns. This includes learning difficulties, visual and hearing impairments, mental health difficulties, autism spectrum conditions, mobility difficulties, and temporary or chronic health conditions.
Our dedicated Disability Officer is here to support you. We ask that you speak with Student Registry and our Disability Officer as early as you can to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us.
On successful completion of this programme you will be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society, which is a requirement for undertaking professional BPS postgraduate training programmes in psychology in the UK (e.g. training to become a clinical or educational or counselling psychologist).
Psychology as a subject is popular with employers across a range of areas from marketing through to civil service.
A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes.
Typically, we will make an offer to a student holding a minimum lower second class (2:2) UK Honours undergraduate degree from a recognised institution and will assess your application for proficiency in Mathematics, asking for a GCSE Mathematics grade A-C / 9-4. Other equivalent international qualifications from recognised institutions will be accepted.
We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:
This list is not exhaustive, we will review the English qualifications you have as part of your application and be in contact if we require anything further.
For applicants who wish to improve their English language proficiency, please see our English language courses.
On-campus diagnostic test
For offer holders in London, we can provide a free on-campus English diagnostic test. This test must be arranged in advance. To book a test, please contact email@example.com. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only.
How to apply
Applying to study at Regent's University London is quick and easy. We have put together some helpful information to guide you through the process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.
Step 1 Apply
You can apply in the following ways:
If you have not uploaded the relevant supporting documents during the online application process, you should ensure that we have the below supporting documents as soon as you have completed your application. These can be sent to the Regent’s Admissions Department via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all university studies (i.e. undergraduate degree)
• Proof of your GCSE Mathematics graded A-C/9-4 (ie GCSE Certificate), or international equivalent
• One letter of academic recommendation
• A copy of your CV/resumé showing your work experience, if applicable
• A 500-700 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen programme, how you feel you will benefit from the programme of study, what contributions you will make to the university and how this will help your future career aspirations.
• A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
• If you are not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency
Step 2 Receive a response to your application
You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.
We will assess whether you meet our entry requirements and will notify you of the decision via email.
Step 3 Accepting your offer
If you wish to accept the offer you must pay the advance tuition fee deposit (non-refundable) to confirm your place.
Please note: There is no formal deadline to pay your advance tuition fee deposit, however we recommend that you confirm your place as soon as possible.
Please see here for information on how to pay.
Step 4 After you have accepted your place
Closer to the start of the term the Admissions Team will send information regarding the registration process. This will include information on completing your online enrolment prior to your arrival as well as a checklist of documents you will need to bring with you to fully register onto the programme.
Information for international students
If you are an overseas student requiring visa sponsorship to study in the UK, our team will be in touch with information on applying for your student visa and the documents you will need. More information can be found on our visas and immigration page.
Annual Tuition fee
Starting September 2019: £12,500
Non-refundable advance deposit
Home/EU students: £1,000
Non-EU students: £4,000
Non-EU students in receipt of US Federal Loans: £1,000
What do fees include?
Fees cover the cost of all tuition and access to the University’s IT infrastructure and library learning resources. Fees are presented for the first level of study which equates to two terms.
What other costs should I budget for?
You will need to budget additional funds for accommodation and living expenses, travel, and any additional trips and visits, that you choose to participate in outside of the tuition offered as part of the programme.
The library hold a limited number of copies of core text books and where possible in e-format. You will be encouraged to purchase your own text books and will need to budget approximately £80-£100 per year, depending on your programme of study.
When are fees paid?
Fees are payable in the following instalments:
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Regent’s University London has a long-standing tradition of welcoming talented students from all over India. Our students from this region have always had a strong entrepreneurial spirit and have graduated from Regent’s fully equipped to join a large multinational, start their own company or join the family business. Regent’s is therefore pleased to offer five postgraduate scholarships specifically for students of Indian nationality, each worth £3,000.
Postgraduate loans - Student Finance England 2018-19
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.
Regent’s Family Reward
Regent’s offers an intimate style of education, characterised by lots of personal attention. This personalised approach extends beyond our students to their families, with the University welcoming increasing numbers of brothers, sisters and even children of our alumni each year. The University is delighted to offer the Regent’s Family Reward as a thank-you to our alumni for their and their families’ loyalty.
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Regent's Postgraduate Progression Scholarships reward the loyalty of undergraduate students who progress to enrol on a postgraduate degree with us. It's our way of saying thank you. Scholarships are worth up to 15% of tuition fees.
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.