Psychology MSc

1 year, full-time

This is for you if... you are looking for a postgraduate degree that will allow you to pursue a career in psychology or to apply psychological knowledge in your work and life.

Psychology MSc, 1 year, full-time

This is for you if... you are looking for a postgraduate degree that will allow you to pursue a career in psychology or to apply psychological knowledge in your work and life.

Course information

UK fee £11,950

International fee £21,500

Taught by School of Psychology and Vision Sciences

Course description

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. Psychologists seek to understand why we feel, think, and behave the way we do and how this understanding can help us to address many of the important issues society faces today.

This full-time campus-based Masters degree is suitable for those who have not studied psychology in their previous undergraduate degree (or little such as a minor subject or a standalone module) who would like to explore the fascinating world of psychology with a view to reorient their careers or enhance their understanding about how people perceive, think, interact and behave.  

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 cover aspects such as individual differences and the historical foundations of psychology. We also have a focus on applied psychology with a dedicated module designed to support you in your psychology career.

We are in the top 25 UK universities in the Psychology subject area and one of only seven Psychology departments in the UK with the highest achieved scores for added value, meaning that many of our students exceed expectations because of the excellent support they receive (The Guardian University Guide 2022). In addition, we are also in the top 23 UK universities for quality of research, with over 80% of research outputs evaluated as internationally excellent or world-leading and 100% having very considerable or outstanding real-world impact beyond academia. (REF 2021).

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Second class honours degree in any subject.

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

International Qualifications

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Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK Students

This is the total course fee.

Starting in September 2023

  • MSc: £11,950

Please note that EU students only qualify for home status if they have Settled Status.

Find out more about how to pay and scholarships and funding.

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.

Starting in September 2023

  • MSc: £21,500

Find out more about how to pay and scholarships and funding.

Careers and employability

Careers and employability

Studying psychology, you will not only gain insight into human behaviour, but also develop and refine a range of highly sought-after transferable skills, like critical thinking, problem-solving, project management, communication skills, data handling and research, which will improve your employability regardless of the work you do. 

In the UK alone, over 750,000 people work in an area that involves psychology as part of their role in sectors as diverse as social care, health, education, research, business, law enforcement and sports. Expectations are that the need for psychologists will continue to rise as we adjust to life post-Covid. 

Related courses

Related courses

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MRes, 1-2 years, full- or part-time

Research Methods in Psychology of Mental Health

MRes, 1-2 years, full- or part-time

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MSc, by distance learning

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MSc, by distance learning

Psychology of Work

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Course structure

Modules

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.

Why Leicester?

Our Students’ Union supports all students during their studies, offering free, impartial and confidential advice. Our Career Development Service offers you guidance and support to help you get ahead in your chosen career. Services for students include online tools and individually tailored advice to help you develop your academic skills and a wide selection of one-to-one careers consultations, workshops and webinars covering interview and assessment centre skills, psychometric testing and CVs, covering letters and application forms.

Once you have completed you studies you become part of our global alumni family maintaining strong links with graduates, parents, friends and supporters of the University through a programme of events, services and communications.

Teaching and learning

This programme offers a diverse range of teaching and learning from experienced psychology staff with expertise in health and wellbeing, vision sciences, cognitive neuroscience, applied psychology and higher education pedagogy. Your classes will be in the form of in-person lectures, seminars and practical workshops. So, you will have plenty of opportunity to work and interact with peers in exploring the fascinating world of psychology. Additionally, you will conduct an original empirical psychological project with an experienced supervisor in the School of Psychology and Vision Sciences. We also have online virtual learning environment Blackboard which will house a host of additional activities to enhance your skills outside of the classroom.

A range of assessments are used across the course including literature reviews, research reports, reflective commentaries, essays, case studies, oral presentations and an empirical dissertation.

Throughout your learning journey with us you will receive the support you need to succeed. A personal tutor will be allocated to you to help and advise you. Our academic skills centre provides online tools and individually tailored advice to help you develop your academic skills and you will have access to the Library’s online catalogue containing thousands of electronic journals and over 300,000 electronic books.

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