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The University of Reading has been at the forefront of UK higher education for nearly a century. Over the decades we have become innovators and pioneers, pushing academic boundaries and leading social change.

The University of Reading is a Top 30 UK University (ranked 27th out of 90 UK universities featured in the QS World University Rankings, 2022) based in the South East of England, 25 minutes from central London by train. 

At the University of Reading, our master's programmes cover a broad range of disciplines. Through the quality of our teaching and research, as well as our excellent student support services, we're preparing our graduates to succeed in the world – and to seize the life-changing opportunities that lie ahead.

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Why study Psychology at University of Reading

The University of Reading is a great place to study Psychology at master’s level. You can explore the diverse aspects of psychology, neuroscience and language sciences alongside experts in the field.

  • We are home to the world-renowned Charlie Waller Institute; leaders in research and training in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatments, and The Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics (CINN)
  • We are a research intensive institution - 98% of our research in psychology has been judged to be world-leading, internationally excellent, or internationally recognised. (REF, 2014)
  • Our campus is home to on-site clinics treating patients and supporting our research, including clinics for Autism, and Anxiety and Depression in Young People.
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Masters programmes

MSc Theory & Practice in Clinical Psychology

Provides you with hands-on learning including the opportunity to undertake an 8.5 week a clinical placement within either our in-house clinics or external partner clinics, or a research placement within one of our exciting research labs.

MSc Research Methods in Psychology

MSc Research Methods in Psychology

Will give you the training in fundamental analytical and methodological skills which are essential for all psychologists and help you succeed at a PhD level.

MSc Cognitive Neuroscience

MSc Cognitive Neuroscience

Will provide you with a comprehensive exploration of neuroscience with access to modern facilities within the School including those found within CINN.

MSc Psychology Conversion

MSc Psychology Conversion

Is the perfect degree for graduates with a non-psychological degree to make the leap into a career in mental health. This degree will also provide you with a pathway to accreditation from the British Psychological Society.

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Funding Your Master's Courses

Tuition Fee

Tuition fees vary depending on your programme and whether you are a UK or International student. 


Fees are payable in two instalments: 50% on enrolment and 50% at the start of the second term of your studies. However, if you are receiving the Master’s Loan, you can also pay your fees in three instalments during the year to match when you receive instalments of the loan.

Master's scholarships 2022 / 3

The University of Reading offers a numbers of scholarship awards to high-achieving students. Awards are either funded by the University or by external organisations, sponsors, and generous donors. To be the first to hear about the awards on offer for 2022/3 entry, register your interest to receive further information.

Flexible payment available

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