- Name: Psychology
- Qualification: MSc/PGDip/PGCert
- Duration: One full calendar year as a full time student. Also available part-time, over 2 years.
The Psychology MSc course has been developed for those interested in developing their knowledge and ability in Psychology in general. It will also be the course that might be a good option for individuals who would like to develop their professional and academic skills, but do not intend to pursue a research career in psychology.
The course overlaps with the MSc in Psychological Research, but instead of emphasising research skills, this proposed programme will empower students with a range of professional skills. These skills are valuable, and highly sought after, in a range of different careers. The programme will also allow students to tailor their degree according to their interests, taking modules from our wide-range of world-class specialist modules.
In general, we aim to provide a high quality teaching and learning environment through the use of the latest teaching tools, team- taught courses, and closely mentored research with experts in clinical psychology.
Students wishing to can exit the programme after achieving either a PG Certificate or PG Diploma if they don’t wish to undertake the full MSc.
To get a taste of what life as a postgraduate student in the School of Psychology is like, you may want to read the profiles of some of our current and past Postgraduate students.
Scholarships and Funding
You can find out more about Scholarships and funding sources here.
Additional Course Costs:
Additional costs may also be charged as follows: Enhanced DBS check (approx. £65).
Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.
This course consists of taught and research components that run concurrently.
Teaching and Learning
The curriculum is designed to extend your current knowledge of psychology and develop your professional skills. Teaching occurs via lectures, colloquium presentations, and seminar-style work with your thesis supervisor. Courses are guided by academic staff in their areas of expertise. Assessment methods include written exams, essays, blogs, oral presentations and a research thesis.
Modules for the current academic year
Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the Psychology Modules page.
Applicants should normally have a BPS-accredited first degree or a conversion degree in Psychology, usually with a 2(ii) or equivalent. In exceptional circumstances, a degree class lower than 2(ii), or a non-graduate qualification or relevant work experience may be deemed to be at a satisfactory standard for the purpose of postgraduate admission. IELTS 6.0 (no element below 5.5).
For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.
Ask the IEC for assistance...
If you want advice or a general chat about what’s available contact the International Education Centre on +44 (0) 1248 382028 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Need help applying?
If you have any questions about entry requirements, how to apply or the course you are interested in please do not hesitate to contact Bethan Pentith, Postgraduate Admissions Officer on +44 (0)1248 388453 or by emailing email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you.
How to Apply
Home/EU students: apply online yourself with the help of our Guidance Notes on online application for Home/EU students. We strongly recommend you read these before you start to apply online.
Once you have read the Guidance Notes you should apply using our Online Application form.
Need help applying? Home/EU students please contact:
Postgraduate Admissions: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to:
Telephone: +44 (0)1248 383717.
- Students: can apply though our Online Application Portal. Refer to the Guidance Notes for help filling the form.
- Agents: if you are an agent applying on behalf of the student, then you can Apply here. For further guidance click here
Need help applying? International students please contact:
International Education Office: email@example.com or write to
International Education Centre
Telephone: +44 (0) 1248 382028
When to apply
The University will accept applications throughout the year, but we would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June to ensure that you have time to make any funding and/or accommodation arrangements, and for documents such as transcripts and references to be obtained if not submitted with the application. This will also give you more time to meet any conditions we may potentially attach to an offer. If you are making an application for one of our professional courses, which has limited place availability, you are advised to contact the academic school for advice on the final dates for applications.
There are school funded achievement scholarships for first class students, international scholarships and information on other funding sources on our scholarships School page.
Psychology Disciplinary Elop – Applicants interested in undertaking this optional module should be aware that it’s place of delivery rotates and can include at International University campuses (eg Mexico). The cost to students undertaking this module may be considerable (up to c£2k if held in Mexico for example) when held away from Bangor though students will be supported to try and access alternative funding sources (eg. Santander travel grants). Contact the module organiser for more information.
Why study with the School of Psychology?
Have a look at this page for reasons to study for a postgraduate degree at Bangor University's School of Psychology.