Psychology

Overview

A student listens to a lecture in the Law and Psychology building.If you are considering a career in psychology but have a degree in a different subject area, or if you’re a psychology graduate but your degree did not confer eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Registration with the British Psychological Society, then our MSc Psychology (Conversion) can provide the first step towards gaining Chartered Psychologist status.

You will gain an appreciation of individual differences in personality and human behaviour and study biological, developmental, cognitive and social psychology. Research skills and data analysis are other key features of the programme.

Alternatively, MSc Psychology in Business provides the opportunity for Psychology graduates, or those from related disciplines, to develop the creativity, innovation and leadership skills needed to thrive in contemporary business environments.

We also offer an MRes Masters by Research which enables you to explore a particular aspect of psychology in depth.

Chat Online with our Postgraduate Recruitment Manager

If you’re interested in postgraduate study at Edge Hill University, you can chat online with Rachael Buckley, our Postgraduate Recruitment Manager.

Rachael will be online every Wednesday between 10am and 2pm to answer any questions you might have about our postgraduate courses, entry criteria or how to apply.

You are also welcome to get in touch with us via live chat at any other time, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, when our Course Enquiries team will be happy to assist you.

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Facilities

Two students walk by the Law and Psychology building at night.The £6m Law and Psychology building provides contemporary teaching and learning facilities for students in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Law and Criminology.

The three-storey building includes a 250-seat lecture theatre, seminar and tutorial rooms, and social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning. There are also specially designed experimental facilities for psychological research.

Psychology resources include state-of-the-art eye trackers, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) methods, and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) for examining cognitive functioning and brain activity. Other specialist laboratories include a group testing laboratory, two bi-directional observation rooms, a ‘bar simulation laboratory’ (for alcohol research), audio-visual suites and dedicated IT facilities equipped with subject specific software installed to support experimental work.

Law and Psychology Building 360 Virtual Tour

Take an in-depth tour of the Department of Psychology 

Open Days and Virtual Events

A prospective student and her mother receive a campus tour from a student guide, seen here near Chancellors Court halls of residence.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way we usually recommend to gain an insight into the student experience is to see our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day.

Our August 2020 open day is going virtual. We will ensure that you can still discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and get answers to all of your questions. You will be able to find out more about psychology and the University through a series of online activities.

We are continuing to take bookings for subsequent open days while monitoring government advice regarding events. We will communicate all key information to anyone who books to attend.

Book your place at an open day or virtual open day