Applications of Psychology MSc/PGDip/PG Cert

Course length: 2-4 years part-time Distance Learning


The MSc Applications of Psychology provides students with the opportunity to study at postgraduate level in several areas of applied psychology, but with a particular emphasis on the clinical and health arena. Students will have the opportunity to formulate relevant research questions and design appropriate methodologies to address them, in the light of relevant practical constraints and ethical concerns. Students will further have the opportunity to reflect on the extent to which background and culture impact upon psychology-related work, and consider their own background and experiences. The programme is ideal for applicants who are interested in the applications of psychology, thus the programme will provide knowledge in key aspects of Psychology for example: Research Methods in Practice, Adult Psychopathology, Health Psychology in Action, Professional Issues Ethics and Diversity, Neuropsychological Assessment and CBT with Applied Psychology.This MSc does not require students to have Graduate Basis of Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society. For those with a degree conferring GBC from the BPS, see our MSc Clinical Applications of Psychology.


This is a distance learning programme, thus no campus based attendance will be required. The programme is designed to be able to be taken by working applicants, who may be based in a wide geographical area. International students are welcome.


Throughout the course you will develop the skills to successfully disseminate information to both specialist and non-specialist audiences. You will be assessed using a range of techniques such as online quizzes, essays, journal article presentations, critiques, and proposals.

Research areas

Research in this area is fundamental to the mission of Newman University. The subject area welcomes applications from suitably qualified students who wish to pursue postgraduate research degrees (MPhil/PhD awarded by the University of Leicester).

Newman University would like to draw your attention to our Academic Regulations. These regulations are your Terms of Reference and should be considered when making a decision to study with our institution.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree in a relevant, cognate discipline. Potential applications may also be considered if you have other qualifications or experience that demonstrate the possession of the required knowledge and skills. For those with a degree conferring GBC from the BPS, see our MSc Clinical Applications of Psychology


UK/EU Fees per academic year 2017/18:

MSc - £5,400 (£600 per module)

PGDip - £3,600

PG Cert - £1,800

Please note for 2018/19 the University reserves the right to increase fees broadly in line with increases in inflation, or to reflect changes in government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament.

For information regarding a Postgraduate Loan (PGL) for Master's study click here

As a full time student, you will study a total of 180 credits each year. The credits are made up of mandatory modules and you may have a list of optional modules to choose from. Not every programme offers optional modules and when an optional module is available it will be clearly marked. All modules are listed below and you may not be required to complete all of these modules. Most modules are 20 credits or 30 credits and dissertations are 60 credits. Please note that not all optional modules run every year. For further information please email


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