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MSc Psychology

Course Description


The Psychology MSc is a one year conversion course aimed at graduate students whose first degree was in a (relevant) subject other than Psychology. The Psychology MSc provides knowledge and understanding of the core areas in psychology and confers eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society.


Confers eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership,
gain entry to our BPS accredited masters programmes,
study all of the main theoretical areas of psychology.


Throughout the course there is an emphasis on developing transferable skills, such as IT, groupwork, communication, report-writing, numeracy and presentation skills.

These skills enable our graduates to secure employment in areas other than psychology. Throughout the course, you are encouraged to develop your own approach to study and to take responsibility for planning and developing your own your own learning.

The course will improve your knowledge of Psychology and put you in a position where you can go on to further psychological study or give your career a greater focus on psychology. The course is academically challenging and provides a comprehensive foundation of psychological theory and research, offering insights into behaviour from a variety of perspectives. During the course you will build the knowledge and skills necessary to fully appreciate the depth and breadth essential to the study of psychology. There are many opportunities for you to practise and apply these skills with an emphasis on increasing your confidence and competence.

On this course you will study all of the main theoretical areas of psychology including:

Biological Psychology which explores the relationship between the brain, the body and behaviour.
Social Psychology considers how an individual’s behaviour is affected by the presence of others.
Cognitive Psychology looks at how people perceive, remember, think and solve problems.
Developmental Psychology is the study of how peoples thinking and social behaviour changes with age.
Individual Differences looks at how people differ from one another, for example in terms of their intelligence and personality.
You will also study contemporary issues and debates in psychology, ethics in psychology and applied areas of psychology including counselling, clinical, forensic, educational, sport, work and health psychology.

Research Methods outlines the research methods and statistical analyses that are used in psychological research. You will both learn about these and put these into practice.

You will also conduct an extensive piece of independent research on a topic of your choice.

Visit the MSc Psychology page on the Coventry University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have at least a 2:1 degree in a relevant discipline and grade C or equivalent in Maths at GCSE Level,applicants for whom English is not their first language must have IELTS 6.5 or above,applicants with lower qualifications but relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

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