Taught course

Psychology Conversion

University of Central Lancashire · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree (or equivalent). Students who have a lower second class honours degree maybe considered for interview depending on their profile of marks and previous experience.

Months of entry


Course content

If you are a graduate who has not previously studied psychology but want a course that allows you to train to become a professional psychologist, then this is ideal.

The MSc Psychology Conversion programme allows non-psychology graduates a flexible route into further postgraduate training to become a professional psychologist, eg Clinical, Forensic, Health, or Sport. You’ll gain an accredited psychology qualification that confers Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Discover the core areas of psychology, develop key skills and take optional modules to tailor the course to your own interests. The course also includes the opportunity to undertake an individual research project. You’ll be taught in modern facilities in a School that produces nationally and internationally excellent research. Progression is possible within the School onto a number of professional training courses in psychology for those who successfully complete the conversion course.

Modules include:

  • Essential Psychology: Concepts and History
  • Psychological Research Methods 1: Design and Statistics
  • Psychological Research Methods 2: Qualitative Approaches
  • Social and Developmental Psychology
  • Physiological and Cognitive Psychology
  • The Psychology of Individual Differences
  • Psychology Dissertation

In addition to these six compulsory modules, students will take two optional modules each worth 10 credits. These optional modules will allow students to tailor the course to their own interests.

Information for international students

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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01772 892400