Taught course

Psychological Sciences (Conversion)

Brunel University, London · Life Sciences

Entry requirements

A UK 2:2 Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in any subject or a non-BPS accredited degree in Psychology.

Applicants will be required to show evidence of GCSE grade C (or grade 4) (or equivalent) in Maths.

Months of entry


Course content

This conversion course has been tailored to provide you with a firm foundation in the core areas of psychology as defined by the British Psychological Society (BPS). These include biological, cognitive, social, developmental, social psychology, individual differences and statistics and research methods.

You’ll also develop analytic expertise and research skills, creating a solid basis for further advanced study within the discipline (e.g. PhD, ClinPsyD, DEdPsy).

Our academic experts use a wide variety of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and self-directed learning to provide you with a comprehensive learning experience. You’re fully supported throughout the whole degree process including having a personal tutor and receiving one-to-one specialist academic supervision to complete the empirical research project that will demonstrate your depth of knowledge of a specialist area in psychology.

As an accredited psychology course, should you Pass the MSc (including passing your dissertation research project), you'll be eligible to apply for graduate membership of the British Psychology Society. Membership will be key if you choose to pursue further postgraduate training to become a practitioner psychologist.

As well as our campus-based course, this course is now available to study fully online, which means you can earn your conversion master’s from wherever you live and work. Studying online, you’ll still benefit from connecting to fellow students, professionals and academics worldwide, through our innovative online learning platform.

Information for international students

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)

Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)

BrunELT: 63% (min 58% in all areas)

TOEFL: 90 (min 20 in all)

Fees and funding

Learn more at the postgraduate funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1895 265599