Taught course

Psychological Science (conversion)

Institution
University of Glasgow · College of Science and Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

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

September

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 refer to our website for more information.

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • overall score 6.5
  • no sub-test less than 6.0
  • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

  • ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
    • Reading: 20
    • Listening: 19
    • Speaking: 19
    • Writing: 23
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

Fees and funding

UK students
£7700
International students
£19500

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Maxine Swingler
Email
maxine.swingler@glasgow.ac.uk