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Start date: September
Faculty of Social Sciences
The MSc and PG Diploma in Psychology offer a fast-track route to eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society, provided a minimum standard of 50% is achieved.
This means that applicants will normally already have studied some psychology at undergraduate level in a previous degree programme and now wish to undertake further study in order to allow the opportunity for specialisation in psychology in the future.
This is therefore the first step towards further postgraduate training for those wanting to pursue a professional career in Psychology.
These courses aim to provide you with the knowledge and skills to allow you to progress in further specialist and applied areas of psychology. They aim to facilitate an understanding of the main domains of the scientific and empirical study of psychology, and a critical appreciation of the contribution of psychology to understanding behaviour and experience. You will be given the opportunity to engage in practical work and will use the extensive psychological laboratory provision in the Centre for Psychology Studies. You will also be given the opportunity to engage in advanced theoretical debates relevant to the understanding of contemporary issues in society.
- The programme is accredited as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society provided an average of 50% is achieved
- These are 'conversion awards' for those who need Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society
- A degree in Psychology which has not been accredited by the BPS; OR
- A degree in a subject other than Psychology (if applying for MSc)
- A degree in a subject other than Psychology with at least 60 credits in Psychology (if applying for PGDip).
English language requirements:
IELTS at 6.5 or the equivalent.
If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.
The modules for this course can be found in the latest programme specification.
Find more information on our module descriptors page.
- Cognitive Psychology
- Research Methods in Psychology
- Social Psychology
- Developmental Psychology
- Psychobiology and Neuroscience
- Psychology Dissertation
- Psychology of Health and Eating
- Forensic Psychology
Career support and prospects
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
This is the first step towards further postgraduate training for those wanting to pursue a professional career in Psychology.
Fees, Finance and Scholarships
- Home / EU: £6,500
- International: £14,900
Tuition fees are subject to review for students starting their course in subsequent years. See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.
You may be eligible to apply for the government's new Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000 to put towards your fees and living costs. Find out more on our Fees and Financial Support website.
How do I find out more?
Steps to Postgraduate Study
Find out more about studying at a postgraduate level on the official, independent website Steps to Postgraduate Study (link opens in new window).
How to apply
The easiest way to apply is online.
- Apply for 2017/18 courses (September 2017 – July 2018 start dates)
- Apply for 2018/19 courses (September 2018 – July 2019 start dates)
This will help us process your application more quickly and allow you to submit your supporting documents electronically.
If you are unable to apply online, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a paper application form.
We will also need the following supporting documents, along with any other information specified on the course page:
- Degree certificates/transcripts
- Research proposal (if required)
- Two references (including one academic reference)
- Evidence of English language level (if required)
- A copy of your passport
Once you have applied you will have access to the University's Applicant Portal, where you can track the status of your application.
You should also start thinking about how you plan to fund your postgraduate study — you may need to apply for loans or grants at this stage.
If you applying from outside the UK and require additional support you may apply through your country representative.
They can help you at every stage and communicate with the University on your behalf. They often provide additional services to ensure your smooth arrival to the UK such as visa application support and assistance with your travel arrangements.
Further information is available on our International Office website.
Download the programme specification for Psychology
This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.