Postgraduate programmes

Psychology

MSc

A BPS-recognised qualification. Training in research skills and a broad critical approach to psychological theories.

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  • NamePsychology
  • QualificationMSc
  • LevelPostgraduate
  • Study modeFull time
  • Duration1 year
  • Tuition fees£11,100 *
  • ScholarshipsYes *
  • Next start date25 September 2017
  • Future start dateSeptember 2018
  • Study abroadNo
  • ValidationRegent's University London

The MSc Psychology is a new programme for graduates who wish to convert an existing degree into a recognised psychology qualification.

The programme covers all of the key sub-disciplines of psychology, and provides extensive training in research skills.

The MSc will provide you with a broad overview of the subject, promoting critical appraisal in relation to psychological models, theories and methodologies.

You will conduct practical research exercises and will produce a substantial research-based dissertation.

The programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society and therefore confers Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).

Length

This is a one-year full-time programme.

Additional information

There are three different levels of award from this programme, depending on how much of the programme you complete.

  • Term 1 - you may exit the programme with the Postgraduate Certificate
  • Term 2 - you may exit the programme with the Postgraduate Diploma
  • Term 3 -  completion of the whole programme leads to the award of MSc Psychology

Modules

Term 1 

  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Social Psychology and Individual Difference
  • Research Methods 1

Term 2

  • Conceptual and Historic Issues in Psychology
  • Cultural Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Research Methods 2

Term 3

  • Research Project with Research Methods 3

 

Study methods

Components include lectures, seminars and independent learning.

Academic Calendar

Assessment structure

Assessment is based upon:

  • Termly assignments
  • Examinations
  • Delivery of an original research project of an empirical nature

Student with disabilities 

Some classes are delivered in teaching rooms accessed by stairs. If you have a condition that affects your mobility and you require ground-floor rooms, or rooms with lift access, please notify Student Registry as soon as possible. You are also advised to contact the Disability Officer.

Future opportunities

A BPS-recognised qualification is essential for anyone wishing to pursue a career or further study in psychology in the UK.

Psychology as a subject is popular with employers across a range of areas from marketing through to civil service.

Academic requirements

A minimum of a lower-second class (2:2) UK honours undergraduate degree or its international equivalent from a recognised institution.

Other equivalent international qualifications as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre will be accepted. If you are unsure as to the comparability of your qualification, please contact us.

In most cases English and Maths at GCSE level are required.

 

English requirements

If your native language is not English you must provide evidence of your English proficiency, such as IELTS with an overall score of 6.5

For more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.

Students who require an international student visa to study in the UK and whose native language is not English, may also be required to meet specific grade requirements and conditions of study as stipulated by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). Please check their website for current information.

 

On-campus diagnostic test

If you live in London, or are able to visit us, we can offer you a free English diagnostic test. 

This test is offered through Regent's Institute of Languages & Culture and should be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only. For more information, or to arrange a test, please contact us: exrel@regents.ac.uk

25 September 2017

 

How to apply

For advice and guidance on study-related visas and immigration, please view our visas and immigration page.

Applying to study at Regent's is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

Step 1 Apply

Once you have completed the application form, please send us the following supporting documents, by post, email or fax:

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all previous studies (i.e. secondary school and/or university certificates)
  • One letter of academic reference
  • A 300-500 word personal statement/essay outlining your background; how you feel you would benefit from the course of study; and why you feel you would make a suitable candidate for the course
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • One recent passport-sized colour photograph, jpeg format (this must be emailed to us at:admit@regents.ac.uk)
  • If not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency
  • CV/résumé

Step 2 Making an offer

We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful.

If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, you will be issued a conditional offer.

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

Step 3 Accepting the offer

If you wish to accept the offer:

  • Confirm your acceptance via email/post/telephone/in person
  • Pay the registration fee (non-refundable)
  • Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit, if applicable (non-refundable)

Please note: although there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 Full acceptance and visa

Once we receive your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation, and (where needed) the relevant visa support documentation.

To find out if you need a student visa please consult the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website for current information: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration (please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa).

Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July. 

Fees September 2017

Full course fee: £11,100
Home/EU advance deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

Scholarships

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

Fulbright Commission All-Disciplines (Open) Postgraduate Award

Awards to US citizens for the first year of Master's or PhD study in any subject, or to conduct a period of independent research, covers the first year's tuition and a living stipend.

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Fulbright Commission/Regent's University London Scholar Award

Each year, one award is offered to a US citizen in support of research and/or teaching/lecturing in any subject, in any of (or a combination of) the Regent's University London research-active departments. The appointment will be for a period of 3-12 months.

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Future Finance loans

Alternative loan funding for students studying at Regent's University London

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India Postgraduate Taught Masters scholarships

Regent’s University London has a long-standing tradition of welcoming talented students from all over India. Our students from this region have always had a strong entrepreneurial spirit and have graduated from Regent’s fully equipped to join a large multinational, start their own company or join the family business.  Regent’s is therefore pleased to offer five postgraduate scholarships specifically for students of Indian nationality, each worth £3,000.

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Postgraduate loans - Student Finance England 2016-17

Student Finance England (SFE) is now offering funding for UK and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker (under the age of 60 on the date of first class of the first Master’s degree).

Students, who already hold one Master’s degree (or an equivalent or higher-level qualification) will not be eligible.

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Regent’s Family Reward

Regent’s offers an intimate style of education, characterised by lots of personal attention. This personalised approach extends beyond our students to their families, with the University welcoming increasing numbers of brothers, sisters and even children of our alumni each year. The University is delighted to offer the Regent’s Family Reward as a thank-you to our alumni for their and their families’ loyalty.

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Regent's Postgraduate Progression Scholarships

Regent's Postgraduate Progressions Scholarships reward the loyalty of undergraduate students who progress to entrol on a postgraduate degree with us. It's our way of saying thank you.

Scholarships are worth up to 15% of tuition fees. The higher your degree classification, the higher the scholarship amount you will be awarded.

  • 1st class degree = 15% tuition fee reduction 
  • 2:1 class degree = 10% tuition fee reduction
  • 2:2 class degree = 5% tuition fee reduction

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