Take on the Challenge.
An intensive one-year Masters (MSc) course with accreditation from the British Psychological Society, enabling you to pursue a career in this area even if your background is in another discipline.
The MSc in Psychological Science at Queen's University, Belfast is accredited by the British Psychological Society and confers eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) which means you’ll have the essential knowledge to undertake professional training.
World-class at Every Level
The School delivers world-class teaching and support for students who have access to cutting-edge research and laboratory facilities. The School has specialised facilities for human experimental psychology, movement and perception, individual differences, social psychology, child development, psychophysiology and animal behaviour. You’ll be fascinated by how psychology underpins everything we do and aids our understanding of behaviour – not just of people, but of animals too.
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Why choose Queen's
Ranked in the Top 140 Universities in the world for Graduate Prospects
(QS Graduate Employability rankings 2020)
Queen’s offers lower tuition fees than many other similarly well-regarded UK universities. (Natwest Student Living Index 2017).
Safe and affordable
Belfast offers the lowest cost of living in the UK and is the safest region in the UK. (Mercer 2016, British Crime Surveys, 2015/16).
Access to top companies
The employability element of the School of Psychology is called the Insight Programme which culminates in a short-term placement with organisations in the public, private and third sector.
The quality of our teaching is reflected year on year in consistently high satisfaction ratings in student surveys and positive comments from our external examiners backed up by the accreditation of our undergraduate and conversion programmes from our professional body the BPS.
The School of Psychology is proud to have been awarded the prestigious Athena SWAN Gold Award. Athena SWAN recognises advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all.
The School of Psychology was rated 9th in the UK for Research Intensity (REF 2014) with almost two-thirds of our submitted case studies being classed as outstanding in terms of global reach and research significance.