Part time Any Month MSc 2 years

About the course

Designed for those without a psychology background, this online MSc Psychology degree encourages you to explore this fascinating subject and pursue careers related to the field. The online and part-time nature of the MSc Psychology course allows you to study around your existing work and family commitments while gaining a solid grounding in a range of psychology topics.

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Entry Requirements

We offer two different entry routes for our MSc Psychology, taking into account your prior work experience and relevant qualifications:

MSc Psychology academic entry route

- an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification

MSc Psychology work experience entry route

- at least 3 years’ experience (voluntary or paid) within a relevant field, supported by 2 appropriate references. A relevant field may include one in Health, Mental Health, Counselling services, Schools and Education, Data analysis and Statistics. This is not an exhaustive list and will be reviewed on an individual basis.


£11,222 (2020/2021) *

The MSc Psychology tuition fee includes all teaching materials and required reading, and there aren’t any hidden charges for assessments or resits.

* This tuition fee is net of any applicable sales tax payable by you in your country of residence.

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Michelle Franklin

The course is amazing. It isn’t easy.

I needed an online course as running the business does take up a lot of my time. I looked into the different options and their course was well explained and the information given by the team was very straight forward and easy to understand.

The course is amazing, it isn’t easy, and you need to be focused and make time to read the literature and complete your modules but it has ignited a passion for learning that I had forgotten I had. It is important that you learn how to manage your time and ensure you make the most of any study time you get.

The course is well structured, and the online forum is easy to use. There is a lot of ongoing support so if you are unsure of something you can always contact either your student support team or your tutor. You are never made to feel that any question is silly, being new to study and being older I was worried that I would look daft and ask silly questions but not once have any of the team made me feel that way.

There is so much support from the team at the University of Essex Online. They are on hand all the way through the process of applying for your course, the funding options available and they support you as you go along.

I was hesitant and put off doing this for years as I doubted my ability and didn’t feel confident enough but now I wish I had taken the leap years ago.


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Value of Scholarship(s)

5% discount


We’ll offer you a 5% discount if you pay your full course fee up-front. This is only applicable to students studying online and does not apply to students studying on campus.

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To be considered for an International scholarship, please contact our Admissions team.

You will be required to write a statement (up to 500 words) in support of your International scholarship application. This will need to include details of previous qualifications, work experience, why you want to study our course and how a scholarship could help you.

Value of Scholarship(s)



International students residing in specific regions outside of the UK may be eligible for a partial scholarship for our postgraduate online courses. Scholarship applications are assessed on a merit basis and will take into consideration previous qualifications and level of work experience.

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Contact our Admissions team to learn more about our alumni discount.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10% discount


If you're graduate of University of Essex or University of Essex Online, we’ll award you a 10% discount on your Masters tuition fees. This is only applicable to students studying online and does not apply to students studying on campus.

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