Taught course


University of Huddersfield · Department of Behavioural and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

An honours degree at a minimum of 2.2 in Psychology (or a similar subject) that has not been accredited by the BPS as leading to the GBC. A degree at a minimum of 2.2 in a subject other than Psychology and GCSE Maths (or the equivalent) at grade C or above. Due to the BPS requirements, it is not possible for you to gain accreditation for your prior learning.

Months of entry


Course content

This exciting and unique course offers:

• Teaching from research active staff who are up-to-date with the latest developments in their fields.
• Training in research methods to prepare you for further study as a professional psychologist.
• The chance to undertake your own research with the support of an established practitioner.
• Access to specialist software for statistical analysis

The course is designed for graduates who have studied some Psychology in their undergraduate degree but not on a course accredited by the BPS. Delivered by a strong Psychology teaching team with research interests across the broad range of the discipline, the course provides a qualification that supplies eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). The GBC allows application for entry on to all accredited postgraduate courses with the BPS for those who wish to undertake professional training in Psychology.

This also provides you with a sound preparation for professional training in Psychology and enables you to gain an insight into the related discipline areas. The course covers six major content areas: Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Psychobiology, Individual Differences and Conceptual and Historical Issues, plus research design and implementation, together with option modules examining the professional psychology routes.

Information for international students

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.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Assistant (H231)
01484 422272