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MSc Psychology Online

•The MSc Psychology is awarded by Arden University.psychology degree

•Distance learning masters degree – 100% online

•BPS (British Psychological Society) accredited masters degree

•Online study portal, ilearn, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

•Comprehensive support from your expert tutors, whom you can contact through email, phone or skype

•Complete in 1.5 – 5 years

The Online MSc in Psychology is completed through an online study portal, ilearn, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is no fixed timetable that you will have to log in or attend classes. All your study materials you need will be provided and there is a team of expert tutors (whom you can contact through email, phone or skype) and other comprehensive support available to you.

You will need to be online for the Psychology masters degree. You can connect to ilearn through many different devices such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops, or your local library may have resources you can use.

Your learning materials are developed by subject specialists and have been developed with your future career in mind – so you don't just get the theory to help you pass your exams, but also real-life, practical examples to make things easier to understand and to help you later thrive in the workplace.

Are you determined to pursue a professional career in psychology but don't have an undergraduate degree in the subject? The online MSc in Psychology at Arden University will equip you with the knowledge and understanding of core areas of psychology, and will prepare you to make ethical and evidence-based decisions in the field.

The aim of this MSc Psychology Conversion is to provide you with knowledge and understanding of key issues in each of the core areas in psychology, so that you may obtain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society (BPS). This membership is essential for pursuing a career in one of the recognised psychology professions.

Online teaching materials are derived from established academic research in the core areas of psychology in order to develop specialist knowledge, critical powers of analysis, reflection and the further development of interpersonal skills in preparation for further training in one of the recognised professional pathways.

By the end of this programme, you will be able to carry out quantitative and qualitative data analyses and use statistical software to analyse data. You will be able to design and run psychology experiments with detailed understanding of ethical issues, and to gather and interpret data. This will culminate with an advanced research project on an agreed topic. On graduation, you will have gained the necessary knowledge and understanding in the core areas of psychology and be able to apply your research skills across these core areas with an understanding of the ethical guidelines around human participation in research.

In particular, the purpose of the programme is to provide you as a graduate student with:

•The opportunity to obtain a degree award that would make you eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS);

•Knowledge and understanding of the core psychology subject areas: Social psychology, cognitive psychology, biological psychology, neuroscience, developmental psychology, individual differences, abnormal psychology, and research methods (quantitative and qualitative), including applied fields;

•A scientific understanding of mind, brain, behaviour and experience and of the complex interactions between these;

•Multiple perspectives on the discipline in a way that fosters critical evaluation;

•An understanding of the role of empirical evidence in the creation and constraint of theory and also in how theory guides the collection and interpretation of empirical data;

•An opportunity to conduct research independently;

•An opportunity to develop knowledge leading to an ability to appreciate and critically evaluate theory and research findings

The subject benchmarking places a particular emphasis on conceptual and historical issues in psychology and these will be taught in every module, so that each module is introduced with the main history of the approach, key issues that have driven it, key studies and research approaches, and contemporary issues.

Applications of psychology will be introduced into the syllabus on all modules, making the content both potent and of more interest to you. As you consider topics for your Advanced Research Project, you will be encouraged to consider issues related to prospective careers you may wish to pursue.

We will also introduce global themes into lessons (e.g., effects of rapid economic growth in Asia on the individual, cultural differences in child development, and so on) and this will achieve two things: Firstly, it will avoid a Western-centrism in content which is important given that our students will be studying from all over the world and secondly it places an additional of focus on how psychology can be and is being applied to problems in different regions and cultures of the world.

Student Support

•All your study materials you need will be provided

•A team of expert tutors, whom you can contact through email, phone or skype and interact with on the forums

•You will also be allocated a student support coordinator

•Interaction with your fellow students through our forums and discussions

•Access to Arden University careers portal to give you a wealth of general skills and knowledge that can help you get the most from your working life

•24/7, multi-device, multi-media learning materials

Entry requirements

UK honours degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent and a maths qualification equivalent to at least Grade C at GCSE.

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent for students whose medium of prior learning was not English.

Applications for admission with advanced standing on the basis of the accreditation of prior certificated learning will be considered on an individual basis up to a maximum of 60 credits.


Complete in 1.5 – 5 years

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities

•Clinical Psychologist
•Occupational Psychologist
•Educational Psychologist
•Health Psychologist
•Forensic Psychologist
•Research and Development Consultant Analyst

Alternatively, you could go on to a career in research, academia, or teaching.

Further enquiries

Chevron Training & Recruitment Ltd.
Anne St, Wexford Town, Ireland
Phone: 01 6855 300
Email: info@chevrontraining

Subjects taught

Degree Modules

•Research Methods
•Cognitive Psychology
•Social Psychology
•Individual Differences and Abnormal Psychology
•Lifespan Development
•Behavioural Neuroscience
•Advanced Research Project


MSc Psychology awarded by Arden University, accredited by the BPS (British Psychological Society)

Assessment method

Assessments are designed to provide you an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

•Journal Article Reviews
•Research Proposal

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: July 2018

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