Entry requirements

Information about the entry requirements to the MSc in Applied Psychology for Children and Young People.

  1. An Honours degree in psychology (2:1 or above) which has the BPS Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership.  Applicants who have completed a Masters level conversion programme in Psychology that confers GBC and have achieved a 2:1 level or equivalent (an average of 60% or higher) will be viewed as equivalent to applicants whose original undergraduate degree confers GBC.
  2. A genuine interest in working with Children and Young People is essential as is a commitment to evidence based practice.
  3. For applicants whose first language is not English, documentary evidence of competence in both written and spoken English must be provided. This normally takes the form of good results in an IELTS, TOEFL or other approved test. Please visit the postgraduate language requirements website for further information.
  4.  If you are invited to interview, you must provide proof of eligibility for the British Psychological Society Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). Please contact the British Psychological Society if you need advice on whether your qualification gives you eligibility for GBC.
  5. Successful applicants to the programme are currently employed by the NHS while they study.  By applying for this programme you would be applying for a job with the NHS and therefore need to have the right to work in the UK without restriction.  A student visa is not applicable for this programme as, if you were accepted, you would be classed as an employee, not a student.  We are currently not employee-sponsoring any trainees.  We are not qualified to tell you whether you have the right to work in the UK or not. If you are unsure of your status, please: