Course Comparison

Course MSc Psychology BSc (Hons) Psychology
Award Master of Science - MSc Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons)
Duration 1 year 3 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

You must have successfully completed a first degree (at 2:2 level) prior to enrolling on this programme.

The programme is ideal if you’re wishing to make a career change into psychology, or if you have overseas qualifications and wish to convert your psychology degree into one approved by the BPS.

If you have overseas qualifications you can check their comparability with the UK equivalent through the UK National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC), who provide an advisory service. 

English language requirements

If your first language is not English then evidence of English proficiency is required. For further advice on the appropriateness of overseas qualification and proficiency in the use of English, please contact our International Office.

The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is 6.5.

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

A Level: 112-120 points from a minimum of three A levels from any subjects (excluding General Studies). Must include Biology if applying for Psychology with Human Biology.

Other combinations and non-A level qualifications considered; please contact admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

International Baccalaureate: 26 points overall.

BTEC: DMM-DDM in any subject.

Access courses: Pass an Access to HE course in science, humanities or combined social sciences with at least 33 credits at merit.

Extended entry requirements