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Online Degrees Psychology

Transform your interest in human behaviour into a career asset - with 100% online psychology programmes that focus on the practical application of real-world psychology concepts.

Sir Charles Sherrington

School of Psychology – a research-focused institution

Join a psychology school that is considered a pioneer in research and education. Owing its origins to Nobel Laureate Sir Charles Sherrington, who was Professor of Physiology from 1895 to 1913, the University of Liverpool’s School of Psychology has a long and rich history.

The School continues to attract world-leading academics and practitioners in the field, many of whom have received national and international recognition for their research published in renowned journals worldwide. With close links to the University’s research institutes, and to global academic and professional communities, the School provides you with the opportunity to develop qualitative and quantitative research skills that you can apply in a range of contexts.

Cross-cultural, globally relevant approach to psychology

Gain a unique understanding of psychology by studying for one of three postgraduate degrees that focus on the practical application of psychology in various cultural and international settings. Online collaboration with peers from different countries reinforces this global learning, enabling you to gain first-hand experience and insights into psychology techniques for use around the world, in a variety of cultural contexts. Your new knowledge can help you to open up an array of careers in academia or business, or can lead to further study opportunities.

William James

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind." 

William James (1842-1910)

The British Psychology Society Accredited

BPS Accreditation

The University of Liverpool’s online MSc in Psychology programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).1 BPS accreditation is an independent mark of quality defined and delivered in partnership with psychologists. Upon graduation, it gives you the opportunity to gain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS, a pre-requisite for further study towards working as a psychologist in the UK.


Research excellence

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework rated 80% of the University’s research in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Global Career Advisor Network

As an online postgraduate student with the University of Liverpool you’ll gain access to a Global Career Advisor Network that puts you in touch with global professionals and industry insiders. Advisors can provide you with invaluable insights to help you to move ahead professionally, redirect your career or start a new business venture. In addition to these advisory and coaching services, you’ll also have the opportunity to gain insight into different industries through a series of specialised webinars.

Learn more about the Global Career Advisor Network.

Portfolio of Evidence

Showcase your skills, knowledge and expertise obtained throughout your psychology programme by building an e-portfolio of your work and research. Using the online platform Pathbrite, your portfolio of work can be presented to employers to demonstrate your practical understanding and use of psychology, or can be used to represent your area of expertise if pursuing further study.

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Is it really mental ‘illness’?

University of Liverpool Podcast
Dr Peter Kinderman, professor of Clinical Psychology at the University and Vice President of the BPS, argues that mental/emotional distress is not a sign of illness but a symptom of social causes and pressure. The treatment he prescribes is for us to take greater social responsibility to address the situation rather than just reaching for medication.

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Help! Is my child a psychopath?

University of Liverpool Podcast
For parents, the discovery that their child’s difficult behaviour is actually a form of psychopathy is devastating. Dr Luna Centifanti, a Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology at the University of Liverpool, says researchers are zeroing in on the unique traits associated with psychopathy and this greater understanding is opening the door for more targeted therapies.

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1 The University of Liverpool Online Programmes does not offer programmes that lead to professional licensure. Our MSc Psychology programme of study is accredited by the British Psychological Society. Some career options may require additional experience, training or other factors beyond successful completion of the selected online degree programme.