Taught course

Psychology (conversion)

University of Glasgow · School of Psychology

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or equivalent qualification (e.g. GPA 3.0 or above).

Months of entry


Course content

In this programme you will learn to see the world differently and develop a deeper understanding of the human mind. Regardless of your prior experience with psychology, you will explore this complex yet fascinating subject to develop a broad and critical awareness of psychological theory and practice, as well as practical experience in innovative research methods. Our aim is to help students develop enquiring, problem-oriented minds with sufficient awareness of important research and applications in psychology to enable successful pursuit of careers in psychology and related disciplines.

Why this programme?

  • This conversion programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is designed to provide you with an opportunity to develop intellectual, practical, and professional skills that will be helpful in your future career, whatever that may be.
  • Upon graduating from our programme, you can apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS. With a GBC, you can then go on to further study in a specialist area and become a chartered psychologist.

This programme is taught jointly by the Schools of Psychology and Education. Psychology at the University of Glasgow is rated very highly for both teaching and research. For teaching, we are consistently ranked 1st in Scotland and in the top 5 in the UK in national league tables, such as second in the Guardian Universities Guide and the Times Good University Guide. In the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework, Psychology at Glasgow was ranked UK's top 1 in research intensity (jointly with UCL) according to the Times Higher Education. The School of Education is also ranked 1st in the UK on the Times Good University Guide (2019), 1st in the UK on the Complete University Guide (2019) and in the top 50 in the world in the QS World University Rankings (2019).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    30 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Programme Director - Dr Chiara Horlin