University of Essex

University of Essex

Psychological Studies with English for Academic Purposes

Our course aims to provide our students with a broad coverage of some of the main topics in developmental psychology, including perceptual development, early language acquisition, cognitive and social development. All students on this course are offered the opportunity to develop their English language and academic skills. Successful completion of the course normally qualifies students for entry to an appropriate Masters-level course in our Department of Psychology.

Entry requirements

Our applicants should have a good 1st Honours degree, minimum of lower 2nd Class, or equivalent 3-year higher education qualification, from a recognised institution. If English is not your 1st language, then we require a minimum score of IELTS 5.5, with 5.5 minimum in all components. Decisions on your academic qualifications will be made in close consultation with the Department.

Course modules

Modules include: Developmental psychology; English for academic purposes; research methods for psychology and social sciences; brain and behaviour; cognitive neuropsychology; cognitive psychology 1; advanced English for academic purposes; critical thinking; extended English for academic purposes project.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a combination of written coursework, end-of-term tests, practical and laboratory work (where appropriate) and end-of-year exams.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Diploma Full-time October 2016 - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

Key information

Graduate Administrator, International Academy
Telephone number: 
01206 872719