Entry requirements

You will be required to have:

  • a lower second class honours degree (or above) or overseas equivalent
  • Mathematics GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)
  • completed our University Certificate in Psychology for Graduates (by Distance Learning) course or obtained 60 credits in any combination of biological, cognitive, developmental, personality and social psychology, and research methods (including statistics) with another institution

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), this 9-month conversion course is designed for non-psychology graduates who wish to acquire Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS. You’ll develop an understanding of core psychology areas including research methods, social psychology and developmental psychology. In the most recent (2014-15) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

Course structure

Core modules:

  • Cognitive and Developmental Psychology
  • Individual Differences and Social Psychology
  • Research Methods and Biological Psychology
  • Further Research Methods and Project

Optional modules:

One to be chosen from

  • Psychopathology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Work and Business Psychology

Career opportunities

After completion of this conversion degree, you’ll qualify for a Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society (BPS). This will allow you to progress to a postgraduate professional training programme in an area of psychology including forensic, clinical, health, educational, occupational and counselling psychology.

The University offers MSc courses in Forensic Psychology and Psychological Therapy, and a BPS accredited course in Organisational and Consumer Psychology MSc.

Information for international students

International students are expected to meet the University’s English language qualification requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)20 7133 4202