University of Oxford
Experimental Psychology MSc
University of Oxford

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Psychology has been defined as the science of mental life and its scope includes a wide variety of issues. It addresses such questions as: how do we perceive colours? How do children acquire language? What predisposes two people to get on with each other? What causes schizophrenia? For more information on this course please visit ox.ac.uk/ugpsych.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Experimental Psychology, MSc you will study the following course modules.

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Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Qualification requirements

Excluding General Studies (if taken)

Supplemented by two or more Advanced Highers.

Some Access courses allow students to take one or two A-levels as part of the course. This option is strongly recommended for students who wish to apply to Oxford, especially for those courses which have specific subject requirements. If you would like to discuss the suitability of your Access course for entry to Oxford University, please contact the subject department that you’d like to apply to for further information. (Contact details are at ox.ac.uk/courses)

Conditional offers will usually be for AAB if a student is able to take three Advanced Highers; where this is not possible then a student would be expected to achieve AA in two Advanced Highers, as well as an A grade in an additional Higher course taken in Year 6.

with 7 6 6 at HL

Conditional offers would usually be: Extended Diploma with D*D*D to DDD, depending on the course. Diploma with DD plus an A grade at A-level, possibly with one or two * grades, depending on the course. Subsidiary Diploma with D plus two A grades at A-level, possibly with one or two * grades, depending on the course.

Pre-U subject requirements are the same as those for A-levels.

It is highly recommended for candidates to have studied one or more science subjects (which can include Psychology) or Mathematics to A-level, Advanced Higher, Higher Level in the IB or another equivalent. We expect you to have taken and passed any practical component in your chosen science subjects. Candidates are expected to have an A/7 or above in GCSE Mathematics (where GCSEs are taken). A range of other international qualifications is also acceptable for entry. Please see ox.ac.uk/intquals for further information.

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 7 Minimum 7.0 per component
TOEFL (iBT) 110 Minimum component scores: Listening: 22 Reading: 24 Speaking: 25 Writing: 24
Cambridge English Advanced Overall score of 191 or above, with at least 185 in each component
Cambridge English Proficiency Overall score of 191 or above, with at least 185 in each component

Oxford is one of the most international universities in the world. Today, one third of its students, including 17% of undergraduates, are international citizens, and come from over 140 countries. For more information visit ox.ac.uk/int.
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Costs

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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The University of Oxford is a prestigious research university located in Oxford, England, and is the oldest English language university in the world. It is made up of 39 partly autonomous constituent colleges, six private halls, and a variety of academic departments which are split into four divisions: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical & Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Social Sciences.

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