Taught course

Psychological Studies

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Psychology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (e.g. a GPA of 3.0 or above) in any subject.

Months of entry

October, September

Course content

This British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited conversion programme is designed to provide you with a broad and critical awareness of psychological theory and practice. You will be provided with opportunities which allow you to focus on aspects of psychology with particular relevance to your own experience and interests.

Why Glasgow

  • You will study the fundamental and specialised theories, principles and concepts, which are informed by developments at the forefront of research in psychology.
  • You will utilise a significant range of skills, techniques, practices and materials, which are associated with psychology.
  • This is a conversion degree for students who have no previous studies in the area of psychology. You will have the opportunity of a change in direction, to pursue a career, either academic or professional, in psychology.
  • Successful completion of this programme makes you eligible for BPS Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC).

Programme structure

You will take eight core and two optional courses, followed by a research project/dissertation. You will also be allocated an academic supervisor to advise you on your individual research project.

Core courses

  • Cognitive psychology
  • Conceptual and historical issues in psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Individual differences
  • Physiological psychology
  • Research methods 1
  • Research methods 2
  • Social psychology.

Optional courses

  • Applied qualitative methods
  • Atypical development
  • Clinical health psychology
  • Current issues in psychology
  • Educational psychology
  • Perception and visual cognition
  • Professional skills.

Career prospects

As this programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society, you are eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the Society (GBC). Our graduates have successfully progressed to further academic study and professional training in the field of psychology. Graduate final destinations after completing further mandatory study include clinical, educational and counselling psychologists, and research associate.

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
£17250

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Georgina Wardle
Email
georgina.wardle@glasgow.ac.uk