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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 7.54k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 16.5k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

    The course is aimed at:

    • UK graduates of programmes other than Psychology who wish to qualify for the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS), and who are looking for a masters-level qualification. It will therefore appeal to students who have insufficient credits in psychology from their first degree to meet this criterion to achieve GBC.
    • Overseas students (non-UK) who are looking for a masters-level programme in general psychology that spans the range of subdisciplines that comprise contemporary psychology, and which is accredited by the BPS.
    What will you study?

    The course covers all of the key subdisciplines of psychology, and will provide extensive training in research skills related to psychology. In addition to providing a broad (yet detailed) overview of the subject, it will promote critical appraisal in relation to psychological models, theories and methodologies. You will conduct practical research exercises, and will produce a substantial research-based dissertation in an area of psychology that you choose (subject to availability).

    Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

    Core modules

    • Biological Bases of Behaviour
    • Individual Differences
    • Methods and Statistics for MSc Psychology
    • Perception and Cognition
    • Psychology Dissertation
    • Social and Cultural Psychology
    • Theories of Developmental Psychology

    Optional modules

    • Health Psychology
    • Thinking

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    Applicants must have obtained:a second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Psychology (not accredited by the BPS); ora degree in which Psychology comprises only part of the programme of study; or(exceptionally) a degree in a Science or Social Science discipline.In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate mathematical competence equivalent to grade C or above at GCSE level. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

    Annual Fund postgraduate scholarships

    The Development Office offers a number of postgraduate scholarships for UK and EU students.

    They are available for all courses (except teacher training/PGCE courses) and will pay 50% of the fees (up to £3,000 for the 2012/13 academic year) for a one-year, full-time or two-years, part-time masters programme.

    International scholarships

    The International Office is offers awards totalling £250,000 every year, with each scholarship worth £3,300. These are open to prospective full-time postgraduates in any subject area on a one-year taught masters degree.

    You can apply for an international scholarship if you:

    • are an international student (classified as 'overseas' for fee purposes);
    • have an offer of a place on a course at Kingston for 2012/13 entry; and
    • are not currently registered on a postgraduate course at Kingston University.

    You might also be eligible for an international loyalty bursary if you are an overseas Kingston University alumnus or have a family connection with the University.

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