The MSc Psychology is a new programme for graduates who wish to convert an existing degree into a recognised psychology qualification.
The programme covers all of the key sub-disciplines of psychology, and provides extensive training in research skills.
The MSc will provide you with a broad overview of the subject, promoting critical appraisal in relation to psychological models, theories and methodologies.
You will conduct practical research exercises and will produce a substantial research-based dissertation.
The programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society and therefore confers Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).
Why should I choose this programme?
The programme is designed to deliver a thorough grounding in all core areas of psychology, ensuring that you will be able to pursue a career in your chosen field upon completion.
It is likely that you will want or need the GBC in order to pursue your chosen career within psychology or you have decided to change careers into psychology.
Key components of the programme include:
•Social, cognitive, developmental, bio-evolutionary and cultural psychology modules
•Extensive training in research techniques
•Individual support from highly qualified academic staff
Key skills, aims and objectives
•Gain thorough grounding in required areas of psychology
•Learn the skills needed to work and research effectively and independently
•Gain a clear understanding of social and cultural factors relevant to psychology
•Gain the ability to critically evaluate evidence, published literature and the ability to communicate this to others in a variety of formats
A BPS-recognised qualification is essential for anyone wishing to pursue a career or further study in psychology in the UK.
Psychology as a subject is popular with employers across a range of areas from marketing through to civil service.
British Psychological Society
How to apply
Applying to study at RUL is a quick and easy 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:
•Apply directly to us using the application form available here http://www.regents.ac.uk/media/1188903/Regents-application-form.pdf
Once you have completed the application form, please send us the following supporting documents, by post, email or fax:
•Copies of academic transcripts and certificates of all academic study undertaken after secondary school
•One letter of academic reference
•A copy of your CV/resumé showing your work experience if applicable.
•A 300 to 500-word personal statement in support of your application, outlining your reasons for applying to your chosen programme and how you feel you will benefit from the course of study
•A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
•One recent passport-sized, colour photograph, jpeg format (this must be emailed to us at [email protected]
•If not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency
Please note: most candidates will be assessed for admission on the basis of their submitted application materials. However, RUL reserves the right to invite candidates for interview and to reject those who decline to attend.
Step 2 Making an offer
We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful.
If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, we will make you a conditional offer.
You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.
Step 3 Accepting the offer
If you wish to accept the offer you must:
•Confirm your acceptance via email/post/telephone/in person
•Pay the registration fee (non-refundable)
•Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit, if applicable (non-refundable)
•Please note: although there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.
Please see here for information on how to pay http://www.regents.ac.uk/study/how-to-pay.aspx
Step 4 Full acceptance and visa
On receipt of your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation and, where needed, the relevant visa support documentation. To find out if you need a student visa please consult the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website for current information: http://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration
(please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa).
For more information on course structure, admissions and teaching and assessment, please follow this link: http://www.regents.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-study/programmes/msc-psychology.aspx#tab_course-overview
A minimum of a lower-second class (2:2) UK honours undergraduate degree or its international equivalent from a recognised institution.Other equivalent international qualifications as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre will be accepted. If you are unsure as to the comparability of your qualification, please contact us. .For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we also require proof of English proficiency - please view our website.In most cases English and Maths at GCSE level are required.
Full programme fee: £10,800 Registration fee: £250 Non-EU advance deposit: £2,000