MSc Psychology Courses – funding options available

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MSc Psychology Courses

As one of the largest and best resourced psychology departments in the UK, the University of Plymouth is a centre of excellence in psychological research.

Within the School of Psychology, we are committed to shaping our students into the best psychologists they can be. Our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including 22 specialist laboratories, will help students maximise their potential and develop their core skills.

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MSc Psychology

The MSc Psychology is designed from the ground up to confer Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). Obtain a background in the major theoretical approaches in all of the principal areas of psychology – biological, cognitive, social, developmental and individual differences.

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MSc Clinical Psychology

This programme offers masters-level clinical training that will provide you with the practical experience and knowledge you need to fast-track your future career in clinical practice. You will acquire n advanced understanding of clinical practice and research with a hands-on approach to learning, with the training of key clinical skills embedded in all elements of this course.

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MSc Human Neuroscience

Providing an immersive approach to human neuroscience, this MSc provides the knowledge, experience and the key practical neuroimaging/neurostimulation skills to prepare you for a career in neuroscience research. Built around our new Brain Research Imaging Centre (BRIC) you will gain a first-hand technical experience of a range of state-of-the-art neuroscience techniques, including fMRI, EEG, and TMS.

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MSc Research Methods in Psychology

Carve out your future career in psychological research or practice with instruction in the advanced theory and methods that underpin psychological science. With a hands-on approach to learning, practical activities built into all elements of learning give you direct experience of the connections between theory, evidence, and practice.

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Fees, costs & funding:

Thinking of starting a postgraduate course this year? You could get help to pay for your course and living costs.

Find out more about your eligibility for a postgraduate loan

Find out more about the postgraduate international scholarships

Alumni loyalty reward for postgraduate study

The University applies a discretionary alumnus reward where alumni meet certain criteria on particular postgraduate taught courses.

  • a 20% discount on home/EU tuition fees
  • or a £2,000 discount on international tuition fees

For further details, programme exclusions and contact information, please see our alumnus discount policy: alumni discount policy.


Our Psychology students have tremendous opportunities to gain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in a variety of work settings, from professional psychology, management and teaching to social services, health services, probation and marketing. Our hands on approach to experiential learning embedded in the course will provide you with the topical skills and experience that you can apply to the wide range of career options open to psychology graduates.

View the courses available in the School of Psychology, including details of how to apply here

Who is eligible to apply?

UK, EU and International applicants.

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