An upper second-class honours degree, or international equivalent. Applicants are also expected to demonstrate some evidence of scientific and statistical literacy (eg an A in at least one A-level science subject, an undergraduate degree in a scientific discipline, quantitative research experience, relevant work, extra-curricular experience).
Months of entry
This MSc conversion programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). It is designed for students from non-psychology backgrounds, and provides training in the theories and methods of contemporary psychological science. After successfully completing the programme, you will be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the BPS, which is a prerequisite for pursuing a career in psychology.
You will learn the theories of social, cognitive, developmental, biological and individual differences psychology, and develop the skills to understand and apply the research on which these theories are based. You will also learn how to design experiments and analyse data to provide valid answers to meaningful psychological research questions.
In your dissertation, you will combine these skills and knowledge to develop, carry out and report on a substantial piece of original, empirical research.
Teaching and dissertation supervision is undertaken by internationally renowned academics, who employ a variety of teaching and assessment methods (eg lectures, seminars, tutorials, laboratories, essays, reports, examinations, presentations). These methods help you to develop transferable skills, such as critical thinking, psychological and scientific literacy, research skills, teamwork, and oral and written communication skills, which are valued by employers across a wide range of industries. They also help to prepare you for further postgraduate study in psychology.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Charlotte Powell