Entry requirements

You must satisfy the following requirements as defined by the BPS and have either:

• An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in Psychology (or a similar subject) that has not been accredited by the BPS as leading to the GBC.

• Or an Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a subject other than Psychology and GCSE Maths (or the equivalent at grade C or above).

The course also welcomes overseas applicants who meet the required entry criteria. If you were educated outside the UK, you are required to have International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at a score of 6.5 with no lower than 6.0 in any component.

Due to the BPS requirements, it is not possible for you to gain accreditation for your prior learning.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course provides a high quality, broad based education in psychology. It is a conversion course designed for graduates whose undergraduate degree was not accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

The course critically assesses the contribution of psychology to contemporary society. You will be taught by a team with research interests in applied psychology across six major content areas; Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Psychobiology, Individual Differences and Conceptual and Historical Issues.

The course also has some optional choices, which provide an insight into professional careers including forensic, educational and health psychology for example.

You will also have the opportunity to undertake training in research methods and data analysis, plus the chance to carry out your own research project, supported by a subject matter expert.

This course has been specifically designed for graduates of any discipline and those who have previously studied some psychology in their undergraduate degree, which was not a course accredited by the BPS. Successful completion of the course currently leads to a qualification that confers eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC) with the BPS. For those who wish to undertake professional training in psychology, the GBC allows application for entry on to all accredited postgraduate courses with the BPS.

Information for international students

The course also welcomes overseas applicants who meet the required entry criteria. If you were educated outside the UK, you are required to have International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at a score of 6.5 with no lower than 6.0 in any component.

Fees and funding

In 2018/19 the full-time tuition fee for UK and EU postgraduate students on this course will be £6,500.

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and Finance. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X).

If you are interested in studying with us on a part-time basis, please visit our Fees and Finance pages for part-time fee information.

If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.

Please email the Student Finance Office or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Assistant (H231)
Email
psychology@hud.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1484 422272