This course is aimed at students who wish to extend their understanding of Psychology, but who do not want to actively conduct lab-based research. Students are required to have a good undergraduate degree (at least 2:1 or equivalent) in Psychology or in any discipline that included Psychology modules (e.g., Cognitive Psychology, Biological Psychology; a final-year dissertation that draws significantly on psychological literature).
We request that your personal statement (approximately 400-words) describes your:
- Previous experience of Psychology: Mention the undergraduate Psychology modules you have taken, whether psychological theory or research was embedded in your undergraduate project, and any practical experience of Psychology you have (e.g., work as volunteer or paid research assistant on a Psychology project).
- Research interests: A major aspect of the MA Psychology course is the Research Project, a substantial critical inquiry into an area of psychology research. Explain how your research interests fit with the areas of research expertise in the School of Psychology. Be sure to state the names of academics within the School that, given the opportunity, you would like to work with. If possible, indicate more than one research interest and indicate your preference for each of them. (Please note, however, that if you are offered a place on the course, we will contact you about identifying relevant, available supervisors before the course commences. When allocating a supervisor, we will take your preferences into account, but there are a number of other factors we consider, so your supervisor may not be one of the academics you have listed.)
Examples of research interests in the School can be found on the following webpages:
Learn more about entry requirements
We accept a range of qualifications, our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country.
English language requirements
You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways: