Taught course


London South Bank University · London South Bank University

Entry requirements

Honours degree (min 2.2)

Months of entry


Course content

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and upon successful completion, eligibility for the Graduate Basis of Chartered (GBC) Membership of the BPS. GBC is essential for undertaking further study in psychology.

The Graduate Diploma is Psychology is a conversion course for graduates from disciplines other than Psychology. Unlike most conversion courses in the UK, our course does not require 60 prior credits in psychology, as we integrate these credits into the course. Entry to the course is open to graduates with an Honours degree in any area of study (minimum 2:2).

The Graduate Diploma consists of a coordinated programme of lectures and seminars. Some lectures are shared with students on the undergraduate courses, but most (if not all) seminars are in a separate Graduate Diploma group. The curriculum covers all the core areas of psychology (cognitive, developmental, social, biological, individual differences psychology and historical/conceptual issues) with parallel training in research methods and statistics. The programme culminates in an independent research project (supervised by a member of staff), which can be linked to your interest, professional development and/or employment.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
18 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Office or Tony Stone
+44 (0)20 7815 7815/5815
+44 (0)20 7815 6031