Pre-Master's GDip Psychology

University of Kent, School of Psychology

Program Description

Pre-Master's GDip Psychology

University of Kent, School of Psychology

Pre-Master's GDip Psychology

Psychology at Kent offers a supportive, dynamic and diverse environment for creative research and learning.

We conduct both basic and applied research in several areas, and we are highly regarded as a leading European centre for postgraduate research. We have a long-established international reputation in social psychology, and this is complemented by our strengths in cognitive, developmental and forensic psychology. The School attracts excellent visiting scholars and postgraduate students from both within the UK and overseas. Some of our PhD students are self-funded, and others are funded by grants or awards either from the School, UK or their countries of origin. Some are also paid for doing part-time teaching within the School.

Our taught Master’s (MSc) programmes have been recognised by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as meeting the nationally recognised criteria for preparation training for PhD research. The MSc in Forensic Psychology at Kent is also accredited by The British Psychological Society as providing the first (academic) year of professional training for those who pass the course and wish to qualify as Chartered Forensic Psychologists. The School has a strong track record of attracting ESRC research studentship funding, which involves partnerships with external organisations such as Age Concern England and the Equality and Human Rights Commission and collaborative studentships with partners such as People United.

Course structure

This programme offers you the opportunity to develop your independent study and research skills through a combination of subject modules within the School of Psychology. In addition, as part of your programme you have the opportunity to improve your English language competence with dedicated English and Academic Skills for Psychology modules offered by Kent International Pathways.

On successful completion of the Diploma and through meeting the University’s rules of progression, you may choose from a number of programmes offered within the School, including:

  • Cognitive Psychology/Neuropsychology MSc
  • Developmental Psychology MSc
  • Group Processes and Intergroup Relations MSc
  • Research Methods in Psychology MSc
  • Social and Applied Psychology MSc.


As a guide only, the 2014/15 annual tuition fees for this programme are:

Psychology - Pre-Masters GDip at Canterbury:

Full-time: £11,645 UK/EU; £11,645 Overseas

Key facts

  • Subject areas: Pre-Master's (GDip), Psychology
  • Award: GDip
  • Course type: Taught
  • Location: Canterbury
  • Mode of study: Full-time only
  • Attendance mode: Campus
  • Duration: One year full-time
  • Start: September
  • Total Kent credits: 120
  • Total ECTS credits: 60
This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
1 year
Full time
11,645 GBP
Start date Aug. 2017
United Kingdom Canterbury, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 11,645 GBP
UK/EU; 11,645 GBP. Overseas