Psychology (MSc): part-time conversion course

Year of entry


Start date

October 2017


Central London


Fully Approved


4 years part-time


2-3 evenings a week, October to September

This Master's degree in psychology provides comprehensive coverage of contemporary psychological theory and research, designed to provide the Graduate Basis for Registration to the British Psychological Society (conversion course).

The programme provides opportunities for you to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, qualities, skills and other attributes in the following areas: key principles of psychological theory, including perception, attention and performance, developmental psychology, memory and cognition, social psychology, psychobiology, individual differences; practical skills in research methodology, including the formulation of hypotheses, designing and reporting experiments using a range of research methodologies, and subject-specific IT skills; design and execution of an independent research project, under supervision; and transferable skills in critical thinking, including learning how to evaluate hypotheses, presentation writing and delivery, report writing and essay writing.

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    Why study this course at Birkbeck?

    • Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck were rated 5th in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and we achieved 100% for a research environment conducive to research of world-leading quality.
    • Designed for students with an undergraduate degree in another subject who want to gain a Master's in psychology.
    • Provides Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (awardable at Years 2 and 3).
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