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MSc Psychology Degree Requirements: How to Apply at NC IUL?
Home » Courses » Postgraduate Degrees » MSc Psychology » Entry requirements

Start Date
Autumn 2018/January 2019
1 Year Full-Time
2 Years Part-Time
Application Deadline
1 September 2018 (Autumn Start)
1 November 2018 (January Start)
Distance Learning

MSc Psychology Degree Requirements


An honours degree 2.1 or above, which has not been accredited by the British Psychological Society; and studied the equivalent of at least 60 credits of Psychology at level 4 or above (as defined by the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications, 2008, or equivalent frameworks)


Where students do not have prior Psychology experience but have a first degree 2.1. or above with honours in another subject, they must complete the Foundation modules (typically 60 credits see below) to ensure they meet the above requirements prior to entry to the conversion programme (see below Foundation modules in Admissions/selection criteria).

Recognition of Prior Learning Students with relevant previous study at postgraduate level or with extensive experience may be considered eligible for recognition of prior learning. Please contact the Registry Office for further information or guidance.

If a student has a lower second-class undergraduate degree, they may still be eligible for admission to our master programmes if we are satisfied that there is sufficient evidence of an upper second-class quality in their work (judged by the range of marks, the mark awarded for their dissertation and/or the quality of their references).

Applications from graduates from other fields are also accepted, but the applicant should submit a statement indicating why they are interested in changing fields or the connection to their previous study.

Relevant work experience will also be taken into account.

In addition to these entry requirements, prospective students are asked to provide evidence of their language abilities. IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 85 (internet-based test) or 550 (paper-based), Cambridge Advanced Certificate, GCSE/IGCSE English grade C or above, or international equivalent.

These English language requirements are not necessary if for two of the last three years students have attended an institution where English is the language of instruction. In case language requirements are not met immediately (i.e. IELTS 6.0), NC IUL reserves the right to provide or request the student to participate to an intensive full time course before the beginning of the first term.

The Institution uses the ECTS system which recognises studies completed at European Universities. 1 ECTS equals to 2 credits.

The Institution accepts applications during the whole year for online students; for those who wish to attend lectures at London Campus, specific requirements will be arranged in order to facilitate students’ entry.

Transfers from other Master programmes are also accepted.

NCIUL will accept students that demonstrate clear academic progression and drive for professional development, in accordance with its policies and aims.