Taught course

Psychology (Conversion)

University of Exeter · Psychology

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Entry requirements

We usually require a minimum 2:1 Honours degree. No specific subjects are required.

Please note, that for the optional module Special Educational Needs: Teaching and Learning and, in some circumstances, research projects as part of a dissertation, students will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Months of entry


Course content

  • Intended for graduates who have not previously taken a psychology degree to obtain a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited degree*

  • Gain an understanding of the core areas of psychology as required by the BPS

  • Provides the training to enable you to work as a psychologist in a variety of fields

  • Opportunities to specialise in clinical or educational psychology

*We are currently in the process of applying to the British Psychology Society for accreditation for this programme. It is expected that accreditation will be confirmed before the start of the programme.

Why choose Exeter for Psychology?

  • We are top 100 in the world for Psychology (QS World Rankings 2020)
  • We are 7th for Psychology in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019
  • We are home to an internationally respected and fast developing social, environmental and organisational psychology research group, and a major centre for cognitive, clinical and neuroscience research
  • We have numerous external links with organisations including IBM, The Ministry of Defence, and a unique partnership with the NHS
  • Our extensive research facilities include eye tracking, EEG/ERP, tDCS, TMS laboratories, audio-visual recording suite and an MRI scanner

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,900 full-time; £5,450 part-time
International students
£22,500 full-time

Fee information

Fees can normally be paid by two termly instalments and may be paid online. You will also be required to pay a tuition fee deposit to secure your offer of a place, unless you qualify for exemption. For further information about paying fees see our Student Fees pages.

UK government postgraduate loan scheme

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,609 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

University funding

The Scholarships, Bursaries and Studentships website has information on all available options for funding open to prospective students of taught Masters programmes. You can also use the searchable database of all Scholarships and Bursaries to find funding for which you are eligible.

Global Excellence Scholarship

We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in autumn 2020. Please note that this scholarship isn't offered for all our masters programmes.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

College of Life and Environmental Sciences
+44 (0) 1392 725818