Psychology postgraduate courses

Open up exciting new directions for your career and research pursuits as a psychologist with our innovative psychology courses. Be inspired by our expert teaching team whose influential research underpins the courses and brings a new dimension to your learning with many actively practising in the counselling and psychotherapy fields.

Take your ambition to the next level with courses that offer distinct pathways and develop your necessary knowledge and skills to support your progression into this diverse sector.

The course offers great opportunity for your career because it provides you with unique knowledge and insights that are very relevant for employers in a variety of sectors. The more effort you put into it, the more you will get out of it.

Marijn Sissingh
MSc Behaviour Change graduate
100%overall student satisfaction - MSc Health Psychology**Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2019
100%overall student satisfaction - MSc Behaviour Change**Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2019
100%overall student satisfaction - MSc Applied Developmental Psychology**Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2019


Our specialist facilities include high specification computing labs with the latest software for designing experiments and analysing data, a variety of psychological recording equipment such as EEG, as well as observation suites equipped with video recording and one-way mirrors. There's also included eye-tracking equipment and project rooms which provide students the special space they need for conducting research.

"I liked the range of Health Psychology topics that the course covered and the placement opportunities that were offered as optional extras during the course. For me, this course has been a vital stage in my career progression as it helped to boost my knowledge and skills in health psychology. It wasn’t easy but it was definitely worth it.

"The programme has introduced me to behaviour change and smoking cessation which has helped me greatly in my current research role, a Research Assistant in the Smoking in Pregnancy research group in the Division of Primary care at the University of Nottingham."

Lucy Smith, MSc Health Psychology graduate

MSc Behaviour Change graduate, Duncan Aspin, discusses why he chose to study the course and how it has benefited his career:

MSc Behaviour Change graduate, Duncan Aspin, discusses why he chose to study the course and how it has benefited his career

View Duncan Aspin talking about our MSc Behaviour Change video transcript

What our Psychology graduates do

Postgraduate education extends your knowledge, skills and confidence in ways which enhance your employability and open doors to new career prospects. Our previous students have gone into different career pathways, based on the skills and qualifications gained during their programme, such as:

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Postgraduate Live Online Events

While we’re not able to welcome you in person to our campuses at the moment, we’re not going to let that stop us showing you all the great things about studying at Derby.

We’re currently planning our autumn Open Events to bring you the best possible online and on-campus experience.

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