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Canterbury Christ Church University · Faculty of Science, Engineering and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree in a subject other than psychology, or a non- accredited (combined / single honours) undergraduate degree that includes psychology of 2:1 or above.

In accordance with BPS requirements for conversion courses, all applicants must hold an undergraduate degree. This includes a degree in a subject other than psychology, or a degree in psychology that has not been accredited. Since this conversion course comprises 180 credits, there is no requirement for previous study of psychology at L4 or above prior to entry to the programme.

Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree in a subject other than psychology, or a non- accredited (combined / single honours) undergraduate degree that includes psychology of 2:1 or above. Applicants with grades lower than a 2:1 may also be considered. Suitability will be assessed by the Programme Director on a case by case basis, taking into account: academic performance, professional experience, personal statement and references.

For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course, please click here to visit our dedicated web page.

The programme welcomes international students. International applicants who apply for Distance Learning must be resident outside the UK and will not be eligible to apply for a Student Route Visa.

Months of entry


Course content

Embark on a journey into the mind with an MSc Psychology degree from Canterbury Christ Church University.

Whether you are aiming to pursue a career as a psychologist or seeking to understand more about the mind and its influence on behaviour and interactions, this Psychology Conversion degree will provide you the opportunity to investigate further into what interests you about this subject.

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), this course is designed with vocational training in mind, which will enable you to gain experience through an applied approach to research.

Upon completion of this Master's degree in Psychology, you will be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of BPS, providing you with a stepping-stone into a career in psychology, either through postgraduate training or research.

What’s more, many of our academics have practitioner backgrounds, therefore bringing a wide range of expertise, with an applied approach to teaching. As you engage with the independent research project and undertake training in research methods and statistics, you will work closely with academics, allowing you to undergo postgraduate research in a sophisticated environment.

This Psychology Conversion course is specifically for students with a non-psychology background. If you are a Psychology graduate and would like to pursue postgraduate study, please visit our Applied Clinical Psychology course.

  • Choose a postgraduate degree that’s accredited by BPS, highlighting our course quality.
  • Get involved with current research by the Psychology team, as well as embarking on your own research in your course.
  • Gain eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of BPS upon graduation.
  • Become a valued member of the Graduate College as a CCCU postgraduate student.

Information for international students

Canterbury Christ Church University welcomes applications from International Students. For more information please visit our website.

Fees and funding

For up to date fee and loan information please visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiry Team
+44(0)1227 928000