Taught course

Psychological Science (conversion)

University of Glasgow · College of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a Science subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The Masters in Psychological Science (conversion) is designed to provide a broad and critical awareness of psychological theory and practice. We have particular expertise in quantitative methods, and our course would particularly suit those from a Science background. There will be the possibility for students to specialise in Cognitive Neuroscience or Clinical Psychology in their choice of optional courses. In addition, graduates from the MSc will have a range of generic intellectual and practical skills, including initiative, self-reliance and critical ability, which are easily adaptable to the needs of the labour market. Training in psychological research methods and project work will be included in the programme.

Why Glasgow

  • Psychology at the University of Glasgow is consistently ranked amongst the top 10 in the UK recently achieving 4th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2017).
  • With a 95% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2015, the school continues to meet student expectations combining both teaching excellence and a supportive learning environment.

Programme Structure

Modes of delivery include lectures, seminars, small group teaching and research projects.

Core courses

  • Cognitive psychology
  • Human development
  • Individual differences
  • Physiological psychology
  • Research methods
  • Social psychology
  • Research project.

Optional courses (three chosen from over 20 options) for example:

  • Atypical development
  • Cognitive neuroscience: insights into brain plasticity
  • Forensic
  • Psychology of biology and mental disorders.

Career prospects

This MSc can function as both a feeder for a PhD but also as an industry focused qualification. Graduates of this programme may go onto further academic training and pursue a PhD. In addition to the academic benefits of this programme, this MSc will be attractive to a wider job market, to those who do not wish to pursue a PhD but wish to acquire brain imaging techniques and have the academic experience of working within a high quality research environment. The MSc will also prepare those with UG Neuroscience degrees who wish to eventually become academic scientists.

Information for international students

Please see the English lamguage requirements and the international page.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time £8,000
International students
Full time: EU £8,000 Non EU £20,150

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Maxine Swingler