MSc Psychology (Conversion)

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    MSc 1 year full time 2 years part time

Course Description

This Masters is a conversion course that is suitable for graduates who have not studied psychology as a first degree. Successful completion provides the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership by the British Psychological Society. The course is offered full-time over one year or part-time over two or three years.

At the end of the course, you could choose to undertake the further study that is required to become a chartered psychologist. Alternatively, your understanding of psychology will help you in sectors such as advertising, social work, public services, general management and human resources.

Why us?

  • The School of Psychology was awarded an Athena Swan Bronze Award in 2021, in recognition of its commitment to supporting and transforming gender equality
  • The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society

Entry Requirements

We usually require applicants to hold at least a second class honours degree in any subject. This course is designed to be a conversion course for those who do not already hold the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society.

The course is therefore not suitable if you have already achieved an honours degree in psychology.

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Programme Funding

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries that are available to postgraduate students.

Student Destinations

There are nine types of psychology in which it is possible to become chartered: clinical, educational, forensic, occupational, counselling, sport and exercise and health psychology, as well as neuropsychology and teaching/researching in psychology.

As an example of salaries, clinical psychologists within the NHS typically have a starting salary of around £30,000, progressing up to more than £80,000 for higher level posts. Salaries in private hospitals and private practice will vary.

Equally, the course prepares you for employment in a broad range of sectors. The insights, rigour and methodology of psychology are valued in roles in management, advertising, marketing, human resources, the police force, the prison service, social care, health services and teaching.

Module Details

  • Everyday Motivations and Biases (30 credits)
  • Experimental Design and Analysis in Psychology (30 credits)
  • Non-experimental Design and Analysis in Psychology (30 credits)
  • Cradle to Grave: Stability and Change (30 credits)
  • Master Project (60 credits)

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