MSc Psychology Distance Learning | University of Leicester

Master of Science in Psychology


Quarterly Fee : £1,755**
Full Course Fee : £10,525
(+VAT, if applicable)
Fees are paid directly to the University of Leicester.

Duration : 24 months

Mode of study : Distance Learning

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Application Deadline

01 Oct 2018

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About the Programme

  • The MSc Psychology is an intensive programme, including both theoretical and practical elements and covering the main research methods used in psychology.

  • The programme allows you to examine the social, cultural, and cognitive aspects of human behaviour, providing you with a fundamental understanding of psychology principles.

  • The MSc Psychology is open to graduates of any undergraduate degree discipline. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and we accept applications from those with non-standard qualifications and from a variety of backgrounds.

  • The postgraduate degree in psychology offers a broad range of modules that cover the key areas of psychology, including:

    • Cognitive psychology,

    • Abnormal Psychology and Individual Differences

    • Biological Psychology

    • Social and Developmental Psychology

    • Research methods, and

    • Applied Psychology

  • The distance learning psychology course has a focus on applied psychology with a dedicated module designed to support a student’s career in psychology.

  • A range of assessments are used across the course including case studies, online presentations, research reports, followed by a final dissertation.


  • The University of Leicester distance learning psychology programme is designed to let you to study at a time which suits you, allowing students to combine achieving a qualification with work or family commitments.

  • The programme is taught by academics who are at the forefront of research in psychology and who feed the latest developments into their teaching.

  • The postgraduate psychology programme is designed to develop your knowledge, understanding, research and practical skills in psychology.

  • The university’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard, provides students with access to learning material and offers an online platform to network with fellow students from across the globe.

  • Students will also have access to the university online support services and be assigned a personal tutor.

Entry Requirements

  • Second class honours degree (or equivalent) in any discipline.

  • If English is not your first language, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability at a proficiency level equivalent to IELTS 6.5

Career Path

  • Successful graduates can choose to pursue an academic or research career in various areas of psychology. Alternatively, you may choose to exploit the transferable skills you have learned on the course to pursue a career outside of psychology, since you will have some basic mastery of research and data analysis, and because employers assume you know quite a lot about people.


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