MSc in Psychology (University of Bolton)

The master’s programme MSc in Psychology of the University of Bolton is a one-year full-time programme which involves the comprehensive study of selected areas in psychology at an advanced level and the acquisition of advanced professional and research skills.  Topics include Positive Psychology, lifespan development and  research methods in Psychology. Graduates will be able to apply the skills learnt on the MSc in teaching and education, human resources, career coaching, leadership, business, and in various fields of mental health counselling.

Upon enrolment you will automatically become a student member of the International Positive Psychology Association www.ippanetwork.org. Membership of IPPA’s student division entitles you to many benefits such as discounted conference and subscription fees (for The Journal of Positive Psychology) and access to further training, networking and mentoring opportunities. In addition, students who have successfully completed the University of Bolton MSc in Psychology qualify for IPPA's professional membership level.

The modules listed below are a mixture of compulsory and optional:

  • Psychological and Social Research: Review, Evaluation and Design
  • Current Topics in Developmental Psychology
  • Foundations of Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychology in Practice
  • Critical Positive Psychology
  • Qualitative Inquiry
  • Quantitative Inquiry 1
  • Quantitative Inquiry 2
  • Psychology Dissertation (up to 15,000 words)

The distinctive feature of the master's programme is its flexibility, as the course is offered during weekends, so that professionals can fully focus on their post-graduate studies whilst working. All courses are delivered in English. 

The MSc in Pyschology is a 1-year full-time programme, taught exclusively in the English language. 

To enter in the programme, students must have:

  • an honours degree in psychology, recognised by the British Psychological Society or equivalent, with classification of at least 2:1
  • candidates with a 2:2 or equivalent, or graduates from a field closely related to Psychology, may be accepted after successful interview with the Programme Leader.
  • a good standard of English (IELTS 6.5 minimum, or a recognised equivalent).

This programme is ideal for psychology graduates who wish to enhance their career prospects through postgraduate study. The scientific study of Psychology enables individuals, companies and communities to thrive and cultivate the best within themselves, and thus improve their experiences of work, leisure time and relationships. Graduates of the MSc in Psychology will have developed systematic and comprehensive subject knowledge in selected areas of Psychology. The advanced knowledge of conceptual frameworks and current issues in psychology, ethics and research methods that graduates possess has important applications in teaching and education, human resources, career coaching, leadership, business, and in various fields of mental health counselling.