University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Experimental Psychology

The programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society as a qualification for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). This programme aims to give graduates with no prior teaching or formal training in psychology a thorough grounding in psychology. This intensive course provides you with a firm grasp of the main theories, methods and findings of psychological research relevant to the understanding of the relationship between the brain and behaviour. On this course, you cover biological, cognitive, social and developmental psychology; philosophical and ethical perceptions of psychology; research methods; and write a dissertation.

Entry requirements

This MSc is designed for students who do not have previous training in psychology. It is open to those with a 1st or upper 2nd Class undergraduate Honours Degree in another subject who want to obtain a qualification that provides the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC, formerly GBR) with the British Psychological Society.

Course modules

Modules include: 6 modules on key aspects of psychology (90 credits), covering topics from abnormal and clinical, biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology; 2 modules in research methods and data analysis (30 credits), which help you gain expertise in the key research techniques used in psychology; a substantial research project in your chosen field (60 credits), supervised by a member of faculty specialising in that area. Core modules include: Brain and Behaviour; Clinical Psychology and Mental Health; cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Discovering Statistics; Perspectives on Psychology; Research Dissertation; Social Psychology; Social Research Methods in Psychology.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on unseen examinations, and an experimental dissertation supervised by a member of faculty.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,060 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 17,850 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
01273 876638