Entry requirements

Applicants should hold the equivalent of a 2:2 undergraduate degree.

Months of entry


Course content

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), this is a specialist conversion course designed for non-Psychology graduates who wish to pursue a career as a psychologist. It confers eligibility for students to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS, which is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

You will have the opportunity to build the knowledge and skills necessary to fully appreciate the depth and breadth essential to the study of psychology, encompassing traditional and contemporary psychological models, theories and methodologies. Some of the specialist modules allow us to look at how psychology is applied in specific contexts. For example, the ‘Applied Psychology’ module considers its impact within the modern-day world - in counselling, clinical, forensic, educational, sport, work and health psychology.

We place a significant emphasis on professional research methods, providing you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in planning, carrying out, analysing and writing about research in applied psychology. You should gain a sophisticated awareness of problems, issues and ethics in applied research in psychology, such as evaluating a counselling intervention to target victims of domestic violence or considering whether it is acceptable to trick (deceive) participants. You will also have the chance to conduct a number of practical research exercises and will produce an extensive piece of independent research on a topic of your choice - this could include anything from understanding the variables that influence attribution of blame towards rape victims to the pre- and post-entry barriers to disabled individuals obtaining senior management positions.

Throughout the course you will have the chance to develop transferrable skills, such as IT, group work, communication, report writing, numeracy and presentation skills.

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,600 (per year)

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

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