Apply by:
19 October 2021
To start:
2 November 2021
  • 180 credits
  • 2 years part-time
  • £7,200 total fees
  • BPS-accredited
  • QAA-commended university

Choose Wolverhampton

  1. Complete your 100% online MSc Psychology within 24 months
  2. Accredited by The British Psychological Society (BPS)
  3. Commendation from Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
  4. 85% of research ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally important’ (latest REF)
  5. Over 150 industry partners
  6. Option to pay per module
  7. Alumni discount available

Transform your career

An online master’s course for individuals who may not have a background in psychology.

The MSc Psychology from the University of Wolverhampton has been designed for students who may not hold a psychology undergraduate degree but want to launch a career in psychology or in psychological research.

This MSc course has been designed closely with industry partners to equip you for a wide range of roles in psychology and related disciplines. It provides you with both a breadth and depth of scientific knowledge of human behaviour from a range of different psychological perspectives. The course has been fully accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS),  an accreditation which is a key marker of high quality for employers, and is a launchpad to becoming a Chartered Psychologist after graduation.

Superb student experience

An immersive online learning experience with interaction and collaboration at its core.

One of the key benefits of this online MSc in psychology is the interactive learning environment, which has been designed with great care specifically for online learners. With group tasks and learning activities and stimulating discussion via forums and online boards, the online MSc Psychology has been created to maximise collaboration and provide a learning experience that facilitates network building and the sharing of insights.

One of the key reasons that professionals working full-time and individuals with family commitments choose to study a flexible online course is that it means they can avoid putting their life on hold. Because this part-time psychology master’s is delivered entirely online and with a flexible study model, you can access the course content and study at the times that are convenient for you. You can continue to earn and spend time with your family whilst studying flexibly from anywhere, on a wide range of devices.

This globally accessible distance learning psychology degree can be studied by students based across the world. There is no need to visit campus, and one of the benefits of the flexible course design is that differing time zones are not an issue in any way. This means that whether you’re based in the UK or on the other side of the world, this is a psychology master’s degree with learning outcomes that can transform your career prospects on successful completion.

With six start dates a year, you’re not restricted to the traditional academic year and can begin within weeks.

What you will learn

Studying this online postgraduate course, you will develop a comprehensive knowledge base of applied psychology relating to historical and contemporary approaches to understanding a wide range of human behaviour across many areas of psychology. This course is unique in its integrated approach, which will equip you with transferable and practical skills that will broaden your career opportunities in a dynamic job market that is rapidly evolving, both locally and globally.

Knowledge and skills taught include:

  • Positive psychology and wellbeing
  • Social psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Psychology of learning
  • Personality and individual differences
  • Psychology of social interaction
  • Distance leadership
  • Cyberpsychology
  • Psychology of everyday life
  • Research methods and statistics

Academic excellence

An innovative psychology department committed to leading-edge teaching and research.

The Department of Psychology is committed to excellence in teaching, innovation, creative thinking and rigorous, impactful research – every individual and idea is encouraged and valued. Through partnerships with business, hospitals, government, prisons and charities, our highly skilled academic team has created a learning economy that shapes the way we think, work and relate to each other.

85% of the research at the University of Wolverhampton was recognised as ‘world-leading’ or of ‘international importance’ in the latest Research Excellence Framework. Another particularly noteworthy accolade was a commendation received from the Quality Assurance Agency – the highest award that can be given to a university.

Entry requirements for home and international students

You should normally have, or be about to complete:

  • A recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) from an accredited college, institution, or university, equivalent to or higher than a UK bachelor’s degree with honours.

Fees

Total fees: £7,200
Per 15-credit module fee: £600

If you are based in the UK, you may be eligible for a government postgraduate loan to cover the full costs of the course.

University of Wolverhampton alumni discount: If you have successfully completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you are eligible for a 10% tuition fees reduction.

Modules

BPS Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
QAA Quality Assurance Agency commendation (the highest accolade that can be awarded)
85% of research 'world-leading' or 'internationally important' (latest REF)
Industry partners have helped develop our courses
22,000 A university of 22,000 students