Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London


This Master's degree in psychology provides comprehensive coverage of contemporary psychological theory and research, designed to provide the Graduate Basis for Registration to the British Psychological Society (conversion course). The programme provides opportunities for you to develop knowledge and understanding of: - key principles of psychological theory, including perception, attention and performance, developmental psychology, memory and cognition, social psychology, psychobiology and individual differences - practical skills in research methodology, including the formulation of hypotheses, designing and reporting experiments using a range of research methodologies, and subject-specific IT skills - transferable skills in critical thinking, learning how to evaluate hypotheses, presentation writing and delivery, and report and essay writing. HIGHLIGHTS - Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck were rated fifth in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and we achieved 100% for a research environment conducive to research of world-leading quality. - Designed for students with an undergraduate degree in another subject who want to gain a Master's in psychology. - Provides Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (awardable at Year 2).

Entry requirements

MSc: At least a lower second-class honours degree from a UK university, or overseas equivalent. Relevant prior study of psychology and research methods (subject to agreement by the admissions tutor). Mathematics GCSE at Grade C or equivalent qualification. English proficiency (eg IELTS 6.5). If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests and at least 7.0 in writing.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

MSc: Coursework (essays and research projects), written examination and assessed presentation. Dissertation of up to 10,000 words. Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: Coursework (essays and research projects), written examination and assessed presentation.

Campus details

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Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Department of Psychological Sciences
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