University of Essex

University of Essex

Psychology

This is an advanced fast-track conversion course that combines the award of a Masters with eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society. The GBC is the minimum academic qualification required to enable graduates to work as a professional psychologist, so passing our course demonstrates that students have studied and acquired an advanced understanding in Masters-level study in psychology. Students gain a critical and detailed understanding of the core areas of psychology, plus some specialisation, and learn research methods to an extent which enables them to devise, carry out and analyse an empirical research project. Our course is also suitable for those who have obtained a previous degree in psychology (to the required standard) that is not recognised by the British Psychological Society, but wish to gain an internationally recognised qualification in psychology.

Entry requirements

Our applicants should have a 1st, 2.1 or high 2.2 degree, or equivalent, in any subject. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules include: Brain and behaviour; personality and individual differences; advanced cognitive psychology 1; advanced cognitive psychology 2; advanced developmental psychology; advanced social psychology; research methods and statistics in psychology; research project. Optional modules include: Advanced reading development and dyslexia; advanced sound of speech and music; cognitive neuropsychology of language; critical literature review; fundamentals of neuroscience and neuropsychology; neuropsychology of perception and attention; special topics in social psychology.

Assessment methods

assessment is by a combination of written coursework, end-of-term tests, practical and laboratory work (where appropriate) and end-of-year exams.

Sponsorship information

Some University of Essex studentships available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 15,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate Administrator, Department of Psychology
Telephone number: 
01206 872719