Our intensive and competitive MSc Psychology (Conversion) course is designed to let you pursue a career change into psychology. We also welcome applications if you already have a degree in psychology and need another degree to gain the graduate basis for chartered membership with the British Psychological Society (BPS).
This course is accredited by the British Psychology Society, and meets the Society’s high standards.
Our MSc Psychology (Conversion) course will give you a grounding in the theories and research practice of contemporary psychology. The course puts particular emphasis on how we apply psychology to real-world problems, based on a combination of pure and applied research.
You’ll learn about the core areas of psychology, such as social, developmental and cognitive psychology, biological bases of psychology, and individual differences. You’ll also develop the statistical and research methods skills you need to conduct independent research projects, under our expert supervision.
|Qualification||Study mode||Course length||Start date|
|MSc||Full-time||12 months||Oct 2018|
British Psychological Society (BPS)
Accredited against the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
The course is intensive, which is why we ask you to demonstrate your resilience, maturity and ability to cope with a challenging programme when you apply. You’ll be expected to spend approximately 40 hours a week on your coursework, independent learning and research-related activities. Overall, the course runs from October to September the following year.
You’ll be expected to actively engage in a series of large-group lectures, seminars, and workshops, as well as smaller-sized tutorials. We support our teaching through technology wherever possible.
You’ll be assessed through a combination of written and verbal coursework, presentations, end-of-semester exams, and through your MSc dissertation.
You have to achieve 50 per cent or higher in every assessment to receive the MSc and to be eligible to apply for chartered membership with the BPS.
We don’t recommend any specific reading before you start. However, you can prepare for the course by familiarising yourself with the literature relevant to your areas of research in view of the dissertation.
The MSc dissertation is a research project conducted under minimal but expert supervision in a variety of fields related to psychology. You can propose their own research ideas and/or join existing projects. At the start of Semester 1 you’ll be assigned one of our dissertation supervisors, who are research active themselves, who where possible will match your research interest.
The School of Psychology prides itself in ensuring that students are efficiently supported during their academic year. Our goal is to encourage a sense of belonging to the course and help you achieve your maximum potential, whilst still enjoying your experience with us.