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.
How to apply
Application deadlines and interviews
There is no closing date for applications, but early application is encouraged.
Psychology (MSc): part-time conversion course (Part-time)
At least a lower second-class honours degree from a UK university, or overseas equivalent.
Exemption from the foundation year is possible for students with relevant prior study of psychology and research methods (subject to agreement by the admissions tutor, assessed upon application).
Mathematics GCSE at grade C or equivalent qualification.
International entry requirements
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests and at least 7.0 in writing.
Visit the International section of our website to find out more about our English language entry requirements and relevant requirements by country.
Part-time home/EU students: £
paPart-time overseas students: £
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Funding and Financial Support
Careers and employability
Graduates can pursue careers in psychology, education, human resources and management. Possible professions include clinical psychologist, further education lecturer, or human resources officer. This degree may also be useful in becoming a counsellor, careers adviser, or educational psychologist.
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Teaching and assessment
A combination of lectures, self-directed learning, laboratory classes and project supervision.
Coursework (essays and research projects), written examination and assessed presentation. Dissertation of up to 10,000 words.