Apply by:
11 June 2024
To start:
25 June 2024
  • 180 credits
  • Complete in as little as 14 months
  • £7,200 total fees
  • BPS-accredited

Choose Wolverhampton

  1. Accredited by The British Psychological Society (BPS)
  2. 85% of research ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally important’ (latest REF)
  3. Over 150 industry partners
  4. Option to pay per module
  5. Alumni discount available
  6. Ranked No. 1 in the UK university for Teaching First Generation students

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.

With group tasks and learning activities and stimulating discussion via forums and online boards, the online MSc psychology has been created in such a way as to maximise collaboration and provide a rich and diverse learning experience that facilitates network building and the sharing of insights.

Because this 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 course 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 that can transform your career prospects.

You have the option to study this MSc Psychology part-time and complete your degree in 24 months, or full-time and complete your degree in 14 months.

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.

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.


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. You will need to self-fund your first module/s to enrol.

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.


BPS Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
No. 1 Ranked in the UK For Teaching first generation students
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