Course Comparison

MSc Research Methods in Psychology MPsych (Hons) Psychology
Master of Science - MSc Master of Psychology - MPsych (Hons)
1 year 4 years
Assessment breakdown
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Course type
Full-time, Part-time route available Full-time
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Plymouth Plymouth
School of Psychology School of Psychology
Entry requirements
Students must have a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree, preferably in Psychology but also in cognate subjects (e.g., computational neuroscience), 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 programme. 
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.
We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary. 
A Level: 120–136 points from a minimum of three A levels from any subjects (excluding General Studies).
BTEC 18 Unit National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma: DDM.
International Baccalaureate: 32-34 points overall.
Access courses: Pass Access to HE Science/Combined Science/Humanities/Social Sciences course, to include 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at distinction and 15 credits at merit or higher.
T level
Distinction in any subjects.
5 GCSE subjects at grade C/4 or above are preferred and this does not necessarily need to be Mathematics and English subjects.
Extended entry requirements
  • English language requirements 
  • We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tarif glossary. 
  • Other international qualifications considered – please contact
  • Students under the age of 18 at the start of the programme are eligible to apply for this programme.