Taught course


Oxford Brookes University · Department of Psychology, Social Work and Public Health

Entry requirements

You must normally have the following qualifications:

  • an upper second-class or first-class honours degree awarded by a recognised institution of higher education in the UK or overseas.

Students will also be considered with:

  • a lower second class honours degree AND
  • 60 CATS (Credit Accumulative Transfer Scheme) credits in Psychology. You must have achieved an average of 60% in these credits. Credits can either be gained through the Qualifying Certificate in Psychology at Oxford Brookes University or from a recognised institution of higher education.

Please note that applicants with exceptional experience may apply for consideration of their portfolio by the admissions committee. Applicants who, as a result of qualifications or experience or both, can demonstrate knowledge and capabilities equivalent to those possessed by holders of the qualifications listed above, may in exceptional circumstances be admitted with dispensation from the requirement to possess those qualifications.

English language requirements

You should have English as your first language, or GCSE or O-level English Language, or an IELTS score of 7.0, or equivalent evidence of proficiency in English.

Months of entry


Course content

We have designed this conversion course for students who want to become professional psychologists. Our Psychology MSc is ideal if you are a graduate of a subject other than psychology, or a psychology graduate whose undergraduate degree is not professionally recognised. You will gain a qualification in psychology that:

  • confers eligibility for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • establishes the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).

You will develop a grounding in key theories, methods and the practice of psychology in the core areas of:

  • development psychology
  • cognitive psychology
  • biological psychology
  • individual differences
  • abnormal psychology.

You will receive training in a range of:

  • research paradigms
  • methods and measurement techniques
  • statistical and qualitative analysis.

So you can put your knowledge into practice to conduct a piece of hands-on, independent research.

Information for international students

Pathways courses for international and EU students

We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.

Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.

If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.

Fees and funding

For Masters scholarships, please visit:

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
  • PGDip
    full time
    8 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    full time
    8 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Conversion course in Psychology. For part-time PGDip/PGCert, please contact us

Course contact details

+44 (0) 1865 484848