Thinking of a career in psychology? Or just want to expand your knowledge in the field? Our MSc Psychology (Conversion) is a great place to start. Specifically designed for non-psychology graduates, this course is a great introduction to critical psychological skills, knowledge and values applied to real-world contexts.
Successful completion of this course will allow you to pursue further education in the field of psychology (like a PhD), or enhance your employability in areas such as health, education, management or policing, and beyond. And we’re currently in the process of applying for accreditation from the British Psychological Society (BPS), allowing you to progress to become a Chartered Psychologist after graduation.
Students must possess an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in any subject at 2:2 or above.
If you’re looking to make the change to psychological study and already have an undergraduate degree in another discipline, then our Master’s in Psychology Conversion course is your place to start.
On completion, you’ll be equipped with core knowledge and understanding of key psychological theories, principles and concepts, that can be applied to everyday life as well as a professional setting. You’ll have also built skills in scientific reasoning, be able to understand the role of evidence and make critical judgements in psychological arguments.
Employability is embedded into this course from the beginning. Our unique Professional Development and Applications of Professional Psychology modules will allow you to explore and prepare for your career while you study.
You’ll graduate with skills such as problem-solving, research, communication and self-evaluation – competencies that can be applied to future studies, as well as enhancing your professional skills.
Why study the MSc Psychology (Conversion) with us?
Experts in conversion: We have a track record of converting students from one discipline to another – we’re the largest GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law) provider in the UK.
Multiple study options: Choose from full-time and part-time (roughly 2 days per week), study online or at one of our campuses, so you can flex your studies around your lifestyle.
Excellent employment prospects: 94% of postgraduate students in employment were in Highly Skilled Occupations 15 months after graduating (2018/19 Graduate Outcomes data).
Award-winning Employability support: From day one to beyond graduation, you’ll have access to 1:1 support from our experienced Employability Service.
Neuroscience of Behaviour
Personality and Individual Differences
Social and Critical Psychology
Applications of Professional Psychology
We use a variety of formative and summative assessments, designed to meet the overall course and individual module learning outcomes. Assessment methods will include:
Terms one and two are for taught modules.
Term three is for the research and writing up of your dissertation.
In Term three you will also do our Professional Development module, which is non-credit bearing.