University of South Wales


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Rank: 107 (UKEAS)

Location: Pontypridd


Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters by research

Start Date: 2020/09/01

Duration: 12 months

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University of South Wales evaluation:

Psychology evaluation:


The MSc Psychology by Research allows you to conduct an independent psychological study in a vibrant research culture. The School of Psychology and Therapeutic Studies at the University of South Wales is home to internationally-recognised academics with diverse research interests. We offer a comprehensive range of equipment and laboratory space, and a supportive atmosphere in which to conduct your research.


Entry requirements

An Honours degree in psychology or a related discipline. For applicants who do not possess formal qualifications, relevant professional experience may be taken into account via the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)/Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) mechanism (University regulations will apply).

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each)

Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for University of South Wales.

About this university

International students

There are over 100 countries represented at the university and this means plenty of information is available for them. This includes information specific to each country as well as fees and scholarships information. There is information about immigration and visas issues as well the International Welcome Programme. This runs before courses begin and includes a range of activities designed to help those from outside the UK feel comfortable and at home in Wales. Many of the activities are free and usually see around 500 students taking part each year. There is also assistance with English language skills for those to whom it isn't a native language. The University of South Wales Students' Union (USWSU) is the voice of the students at the university as well as providing support and advice plus the running of the various extracurricular activities. All students are automatically members and the union offers advice both academic and non-academic for its members. There are personal development help, guidance and other expertise on hand to help students deal with issues and to make the most of their time at the university. There is even assistance with finding accommodation. Sports teams take part in the British Universities and Colleges Sport league and cup competitions. Membership costs include transport to games, pitch hire for matches and training as well as kit and equipment, admin costs and even insurance as well as referees fees. Sports on offer include traditional and modern ones such as football and rugby. There are also a large number of societies and interest groups on offer with everything from dancing to debating having its own society. This means you can get together with others of the same interest or find something new.

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