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Entry Requirements

The course is intended for students with a strong academic background in Psychology with an interest in further research.

A degree in Psychology with Second Class Upper Division Honours (2.1) or equivalent will normally be required. If a joint degree is offered, 2.1 level performance will be required on the Psychology component. Other subjects will be considered if directly relevant to the proposed research plan. For students with undergraduate qualifications from a country other than the UK, our International Office's equivalency guidance for other qualifications will normally be used; for US degrees, this is 3.3 overall cumulative GPA and 3.5 subject-specific GPA (for Psychology).

In addition, students must detail their placement and project interests in their personal statement. We will consider whether supervision applicable to these interests is available in making an admission decision: see How to Apply.

Students who do not have a history of studying in English will also require English language qualifications (university criteria; Psychology is a Band B department).


Please note: The MSc Psychological Research is not a conversion degree, and does not offer a general grounding in Psychology. Only if you have a specific idea of what research your existing experience would allow you to conduct on the course would your application as a student without at least a minor in Psychology be viable.

The BPS offers a list of suitable postgraduate conversion courses for those without a Bachelor's degree in Psychology.