Complement your study of psychology with access to clinics, training centres and research placements

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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.

Why choose the University of Reading?

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); using multi-modal imaging and high-level computational modelling to understand the nature of human cognition.

We are research intensive institution - 98% of our research in psychology has been judged to be world-leading, internationally excellent, or internationally recognisedi. With research specialisms in child development and psychopathology, neuroscience and clinical training.

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.

Our master’s programmes

Whatever career you would like to succeed in, our wide range of master’s programmes will provide you with essential training in analytical ability, critical thinking and transferable skills:

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
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
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
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.


Students can apply for a range of partial scholarships.

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