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Postgraduate taught (MSc)

Why study for your Masters degree with us?


Applied Social Psychology MSc

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You will gain knowledge about cutting edge developments and issues in applied social psychology.

Clinical Psychology MSc

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We offer specialised training from clinical practitioners and researchers.

Forensic Psychology MSc


You will gain in-depth insights into topical issues and the latest research in forensic psychology.


Our Masters courses are designed to enhance your critical understanding of psychological theories and the appropriate evidence base as well as your skills in research and critical thinking. You will receive training in the scientist-practitioner model and build a conceptual foundation and core skills for training as an applied psychologist. You'll also benefit from:

  • A supportive learning environment. You'll be taught by a very strong and enthusiastic team of academics. Our students receive individual attention, if required, from both academic tutors and administrative staff, who provide excellent pastoral and academic support.

  • Each programme is taught by a dynamic group of world-class psychologists whose expertise spans a broad range of research areas and interests. We aim to provide high quality supervision and teaching and consider our Masters students an integral part of our research community.

  • A strong research culture informs our teaching. We are ranked sixth for research outputs in the UK (REF 2014).

  • Our postgraduate students make a valued contribution to the research culture of our department and actively encouraged to attend research events organised by the department in the areas of:

Health and Wellbeing

Language, Memory and Attention

Perception, Action and Decision Making

Social and Affective Processes

  • There are excellent facilities for undertaking research, with state of the art facilities available including social observation labs, a developmental studies centre, MRI, a mind, body and action research lab and cognitive behavioural testing suites.

  • Our undergraduate programme received 90 per cent overall on our student satisfaction measures (National Student Survey 2017).

  • Our graduates are highly employable and in recent years, have entered many different psychology-related areas, including careers in human relations and organisational psychology and consultancy. Our graduates are currently working for organisations such as community associations, NGO’s, organisational psychology firms and consultancy firms. 

  • We have strong links with NHS hospitals and medical schools, as well as Government, industrial and charitable organisations.

  • The department welcomes applications from suitably qualified graduates for any of our MSc courses.


 Graduation video 2016






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