University of Leicester
Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. Psychologists seek to understand why we feel, think, and behave the way we do and how this understanding can help us to address many of the important issues society faces today.
This full-time campus-based Masters degree is suitable for those who have not studied psychology in their previous undergraduate degree (or little such as a minor subject or a standalone module) who would like to explore the fascinating world of psychology with a view to reorient their careers or enhance their understanding about how people perceive, think, interact and behave.
This postgraduate degree offers a broad range of modules that cover the key areas of psychology, including cognitive, social, developmental and biological psychology, plus research methods. We also cover aspects such as individual differences and the historical foundations of psychology. We also have a focus on applied psychology with a dedicated module designed to support you in your psychology career.
We are in the top 25 UK universities in the Psychology subject area and one of only seven Psychology departments in the UK with the highest achieved scores for added value, meaning that many of our students exceed expectations because of the excellent support they receive (The Guardian University Guide 2022). In addition, we are also in the top 23 UK universities for quality of research, with over 80% of research outputs evaluated as internationally excellent or world-leading and 100% having very considerable or outstanding real-world impact beyond academia. (REF 2021).
The Psychology MSc can also be studied as an intercalated degree which is taken after the first two or three years of your Medicine degree. This is an optional extra year of study in which you can take a break from medical learning and broaden your horizons without the daily pressures of the medical curriculum. You can take a step back after the first two or three years of your Medical degree, reflect on how far you have come, and look to your future career. With an intercalated MSc Psychology you will have an additional qualification, and additional knowledge and experiences that will be to your advantage when you are applying for jobs or further training.
Applications are welcomed from students who have successfully completed at least three years of a UK undergraduate medical degree at the time of starting the programme.
English Language Requirements
IELTS 7 – 7.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
31 July 2024