BPS Accreditation pending*

Are you determined to pursue a professional career in psychology but don’t have an undergraduate degree in the subject? The Arden Psychology MSc is a conversion course which offers you a flexible route into the field.

Course Essentials

Studied through online distance learning, this course is all about learning the foundations of psychology, focussing on the practical application of evidence based decisions in the field – this isn’t a course for armchair psychologists! You will learn to design experiments to gather and analyse data, and explore everything from how our brain influences our perception of the world, to social interaction, abnormal psychology, approaches to intelligence testing and possible therapies, childhood development & behavioural neuroscience.

Exploring the core areas of psychology, you will learn to back up theories with empirical reasoning through rigorous research.

Afterwards, and with further training, you could become a practicing Psychologist – however that isn’t your only option. This course will prepare you for broad opportunities in areas from market research to educational and occupational psychology, as well as building transferrable skills in using research software, experimentation and writing reports.

Studying by online distance learning means that like 90% of our current students, you can continue to work while you earn and fit in study around your other commitments. With 24/7, multi-media learning materials and a bespoke ‘virtual classroom’, you can study at anytime from anywhere with an internet connection.

Modules are:

  • Research Methods – 20 credits
  • Cognitive Psychology – 20 credits
  • Social Psychology – 20 credits
  • Individual Differences and Abnormal Psychology – 20 credits
  • Lifespan Development – 20 credits
  • Behavioural Neuroscience – 20 credits
  • Advanced Research Project – 60 credits

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* Please note all of this course is pending accreditation by the BPS. This means that successful completion will make you eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society, which is a prerequisite for many advanced psychology courses and professions. All registered students will become student members of the BPS and Arden University will pay your membership fee.

What makes Arden University special

Flexible learning that fits around you


Flexible learning that
fits around you

Career-focussed qualifications


Career-focused qualifications

Affordable study


Affordable study with
funding available

One-to-one support


1-2-1 support from
enrolment to graduation

Who are Arden University?

At Arden, we believe everyone, everywhere has the right to higher education. We've supported more than 50,000 students over 25 years and are the experts in flexible higher education.

We offer career-focused blended learning qualifications at our London campus as well as providing online courses across the world.

We work in partnership with and many of our courses are accredited by professional bodies.


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