Course Comparison

Course MSc Advanced Psychology MPsych (Hons) Clinical Psychology
Award Master of Science - MSc Master of Psychology - MPsych (Hons)
Duration 1 year 4 years
Course type Full-time, Part-time route available Full-time
Placement - (+ optional placement)
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Psychology School of Psychology
Entry requirements

Most students will hold an honours degree, usually a 2:1, although we would also consider applicants who can demonstrate their ability to thrive on this programme due to professional experience.

This programme provides a privileged route for students seeking to advance their knowledge of psychology. While well suited to students with a current background in the field we would also welcome applications from students from other backgrounds, such as education, humanities, social sciences, biology and other life sciences, pure science, and engineering.

Please note that this programme does not confer graduate basis for recognition by the British Psychological Society, applicants seeking this recognition should apply to our MSc Psychology.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English then evidence of English proficiency is required, with a normal minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency of 6.5. For further advice on the appropriateness of overseas qualification and proficiency in the use of English, please contact our International Office.

A Level: 120–128 points from a minimum of three A levels from any subjects (excluding General Studies).  

GCSE: English and Maths grade C/4 or above or equivalent.

BTEC 18 Unit National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma: DDM – any subject.

International Baccalaureate: 30 points overall.
English – Advanced 4+ (A1) or 5 (A2/B); Standard 5+ (A1) or 6 (A2/B). Maths – Standard 4.

Other international qualifications considered – please contact admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

Access courses: Pass Access to HE Science/Combined Science/Humanities/Social Sciences course with 60 credits overall, to include 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at distinction and 15 credits at merit or higher.