Taught course

Psychology (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).

Months of entry


Course content

This Masters is designed to provide a broad and critical awareness of psychological theory and practice. Graduates will have a range of intellectual and practical skills, including initiative, self-reliance and critical ability, which are readily adaptable to the needs of the labour market.

Why this programme

  • 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 online lectures and seminars.

You will undertake an online practical portfolio and research projects including a dissertation.

Core courses

  • Cognitive psychology
  • Conceptual and historical issues in psychology
  • Human development
  • Individual differences
  • Physiological psychology
  • Research methods
  • Social psychology
  • Research project (Dissertation).

Optional courses (two chosen)

  • A typical development
  • Applied Qualitative Methods
  • Clinical Health
  • Counselling
  • Current Issues
  • Educational Psychology
  • Forensic

Career prospects

This MSc can function as both a feeder for a PhD and also as an industry-focused qualification. Graduates of this programme may go on to further academic training and pursue a PhD.

Information for international students

Please see the list of English language requirements and the international page.

Fees and funding

UK students
Total £15,000
International students
Total £15,000

Please see the list of scholarship opportunities available.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36 months

Course contact details

Dr Margaret Martin