Psychology MSc, by distance learning, 2 years

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Course description

Course description

This postgraduate degree offers a broad range of modules that cover the key areas of psychology, including cognitive, social, developmental and biological psychology plus research methods. We also have a focus on applied psychology with a dedicated module designed to support you in your psychology career.

The course is offered part-time and on a distance learning basis, meaning you can study with us from anywhere at a time to suit you. You can combine achieving a qualification with work or family commitments. Support is provided through lively online discussion forums with your peers and the teaching team. Materials are presented in an interactive way designed to ensure engagement with each subject area.

A two-day residential Course Conference is held in the Spring, consisting of workshops and study skills sessions.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Second class honours degree.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability

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Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK and EU Students

This is the total course fee. You will pay this fee wherever in the world you live.

Starting in October 2018

  • MSc: £10,525

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Did you know you can apply for a Government Postgraduate Loan? Find out if you're eligible.

International Students

This is the total course fee. You will pay this fee wherever in the world you live.

Starting in October 2018

  • MSc: £10,525

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Careers and employability

Careers and employability

A postgraduate qualification is an investment in your future. There is no doubt that studying for a postgraduate qualification can help your career prospects – you will gain the deeper knowledge and high end skills and that will set you apart. Studying with us gives a clear signal to employers. It demonstrates that you have the spark, ambition and commitment to take your career to the next level. Your employer will also benefit directly from your newly acquired understanding and capabilities.

Our Career Development Service is here to support you – by email, phone or skype – with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience and more. From registration to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

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Course structure

Year 1

Year 1

Modules

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Year 2

Year 2

Modules

  • Applied Psychology

Plus your Dissertation

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Why Leicester?

A distance learning course from the University of Leicester lets you study at home – from anywhere in the UK or from anywhere in the world - in a way that enables you to fit your learning around your personal and professional life.

At the end of the course you will have a fully recognised degree, just the same as those awarded to students on campus full-time.

Support for your studies is provided by members of our psychology team, some of whom are professional psychologists working in a range on industries.

Teaching and learning

On a distance learning course, you will study in your own time on a part-time basis, so you can combine achieving a qualification with work or family commitments.

Teaching is through specially prepared course materials and other directed reading. There are discussion boards on our virtual learning environment (Blackboard) which let you engage with tutors and other students; these also contribute to your assessment.

A range of assessments are used across the course including case studies, presentations (via Skype) and research reports.

Key dates

Start date: 8 October 2018
Application deadline for October 2018: 1 October 2018

Please note that places on this course are very limited. Applications will close once the course is full.

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