Plymouth University

Plymouth University


The programme provides a fundamental background in the core areas of psychology, leading to eligibility for graduate basis for chartered membership (GBC) with the British psychological society; a feature of this programme is its incorporation of student-directed seminar groups, which employ various learning approaches; for example, students may take part in small group discussions in which they explore and critically analyse the literature relevant to a current issue of practical significance. The course is designed to confer Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Entry requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed a 1st degree and have obtained a minimum of 60 credits in psychology (at university level) prior to enrolling on this programme. For those who lack the prerequisite credits in psychology, Plymouth offers an intensive six week summer Certificate of Professional Development course which provides the necessary credits by introducing students to the core topics required for the British Psychological Society curriculum. The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is 6.5.

Course modules

Modules include: Biological psychology and neuropsychology; cognitive psychology; methods and practice of research in psychology; project; psychology of normal and atypical development; social and individual influences on behaviour.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,660 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,660 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Plymouth Site Plymouth PL4 8AA South West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
01752 585858