Our psychology degree provides the opportunity for you to gain an understanding of a specific academic discipline while you will acquire a number of transferable skills that are important in the job market.
Our course is ideal if you possess an Honours degree in a discipline other than psychology, or if you have a non-accredited psychology Honours degree and wish to specialise in psychology.
Through the degree you will gain a scientific understanding of the mind, brain and behaviour. Key skills will be developed in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data, which in turn will contribute to an understanding of the research and investigation process.
A strong applied focus reflects the teaching and research strengths of the psychology group, with emphasis on the importance of employability. We support students in developing and recognising both generic and transferable skills.
The MSc Psychology course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
Our Masters degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), which means that on completion of the course you will be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS. This in turn offers the possibility of pursuing a career pathway in psychology.
Modules that you will study include:
Teaching & Assessment
You will be engaged in learning and teaching through various face-to-face events including:
Our course provides a variety of integrated learning and assessment opportunities and experiences which will increase your:
All of this standing you in good stead when the times comes to seek employment.
The range of generic skills embedded in a psychology degree provides you with a wide variety of career options. These include roles in:
You may continue postgraduate training in:
Alternatively, you may wish to consider PhD research.
Embark on an exciting new career path and take the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist with our Graduate Diploma Psychology. This programme is designed for graduates from disciplines outside of psychology.
Our challenging programme is an entry requirement for most accredited postgraduate training courses in the field – including the areas of clinical, health, educational, occupational and forensic psychology. It is accredited to confer eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society (BPS).
We incorporate a broad and varied range of learning methods to train you in both theory and application.
You’ll complete an empirical research project, as well as core BPS-accredited modules covering personality and individual differences, applying research methods in psychology, developmental psychology, applied human cognition, social psychology and physiology of behaviour.
At GCU, we give you the tools you need to build a career that serves the common good – whether you go on to become a chartered psychologist or pursue a future in research and academia.
Advanced Research Methods; Personality and Individual Differences;Developmental Psychology; Biopsychology and Neuroscience; HumanCognition; Social Psychology; and Empirical Project.
Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS) is an entry requirement for the majority of postgraduate training courses in psychology, for example, clinical, health, educational, occupational and forensic psychology.
The Graduate Diploma in Psychology provides a route to become registered with the BPS for graduates from other disciplines who wish to pursue a professional career in psychology.
After you complete your Graduate Diploma Psychology programme, you’ll have the opportunity to continue in accredited postgraduate study. Our alumni specialise in a range of areas, including clinical, educational, occupational, counselling, forensic and sport and exercise psychology.