University of Sussex
Experimental Psychology MSc
University of Sussex

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This MSc is a conversion course that gives you a thorough grounding in psychology. You don’t need any prior formal psychology education.

We are one of the largest psychology units in the UK. Our research groups are in Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental and Clinical Psychology, and Social and Applied Psychologyp.

You will study:

  • biological, cognitive, social and developmental psychology

  • the philosophical and ethical foundations of psychology

  • research methods.

On graduation you qualify for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • (minimum 6.5 in Writing, 6.0 in all other modules)
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
    • (no subscore less than 6.0)
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You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications of equivalent standing. We also consider applicants who can show successful completion of at least three years' basic medical science at a UK medical school (having gained at least 360 credits) with a guaranteed place to continue medical studies on completion of the MSc. You can study this course if you do not have previous training in psychology and want to obtain a qualification that provides Graduate Basis for Chartered Memberships (GBC) with the British Psychological Society.


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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About University of Sussex

The University of Sussex is a publicly funded research university based in Falmer, Brighton. The university is surrounded by South Downs National Park, which makes it the only English university to be situated in a National Park. Sussex also formed part of the 1994 Group, a coalition of research-intensive universities in the UK which was dissolved in 2013.

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Where is this programme taught

Main Site - Sussex House
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