Psychology at Kingston University - UCAS

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Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • This course confers eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. This is the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist.
  • You may gain relevant work experience. Previous students have had placements in nurseries, schools, mental health services, play therapy and charities for people with disabilities.
  • Eminent psychologists regularly present their findings.
About this course This course is particularly suitable if you have insufficient credit in psychology from your first degree to meet BPS accreditation criteria. It covers all the key subdisciplines of contemporary psychology and provides extensive training in research skills. You will gain a broad understanding of psychology, learning to critically appraise psychological models, theories and methodologies. Teaching is in small groups and seminars, with practical research exercises and access to high quality laboratories. Through a dissertation, you will research an area of interest. You will also take an optional Level 6 module in one of a variety of psychology specialisms. Example modules
  • Cognition and Biological Psychology
  • The Person in Psychology
  • Methods and Statistics for MSc Psychology
For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston University course webpage Career opportunities Many graduates continue their training and eventually become chartered psychologists. Careers include clinical, forensic, educational and occupational psychology, social work, counselling and teaching.


Example modules: Cognition and Biological Psychology; The Person in Psychology; Methods and Statistics for MSc Psychology. For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston University course webpage.

Assessment method

Assessment typically comprises exams (e.g. in-class tests, unseen examinations), practical assessments and coursework (e.g. essays, laboratory reports, dissertation). The approximate percentage for how you will be assessed on this course is as follows, though depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose: Psychology MSc: Coursework: 69% Exams: 25% Practical: 6%

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Psychological Society

Entry requirements

A 2:1 or above honours degree or equivalent in any discipline. You must have GCSE or equivalent at grade C/grade 4 or above in mathematics. Candidates with non-standard qualifications but with relevant experience are welcome to apply.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8910 Year 1
England £5423 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5423 Year 1
Scotland £5423 Year 1
Wales £5423 Year 1
International £8910 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Psychology at Kingston University - UCAS