Taught course

Psychology (Conversion) MSc

University of Huddersfield · School of Human and Health Sciences

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 British Psychological society (BPS) as leading to the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (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).

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

In addition, if you pass the course with 180 credits, the MSc Psychology provides you with the basis for professional recognition, such as Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological society (BPS). Further advice on the specific skills and abilities needed to successfully undertake this course can be found by visiting the profession’s website at www.bps.org.uk and by contacting the course leader.

This course also welcomes international applicants who meet the required entry criteria. It is our aim to provide excellent support mechanisms for you, so that you can integrate into the course and engage with fellow students. This will be achieved by ensuring you are provided with clear pre-course information, support and induction instructions. The variety of inclusive learning and teaching approaches will help enable you to feel integrated and supported within the course.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our International Entry Requirements page.

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

Whether you’re aiming to kick start your career in psychology, enhance your current career, or simply understand yourself and others better to make a positive impact in the world, this Psychology MSc Conversion will help you realise your ambitions.  

This 100% online course will give you an understanding of psychological principles surrounding human behaviour, emotions, and cognition. With a health psychology focus, you will delve into how behavioural, psychological, and social processes influence physical health and wellbeing. 

You will be taught by academics with expertise and research interests in applied psychology across a wide range of areas such as health psychology, brain behaviour and cognition, developmental psychology, and individual differences. 

  • An application for accreditation has been submitted to the British Psychological Society.
  • You will explore quantitative and qualitative research methods, as well as data analysis to prepare you to conduct your own research tailored to your personal interests and career goals, supported by our expert teaching staff. 
  • Ethics is an integral part of psychology; therefore, you will be taught research ethics and the wider application of ethics to the workplace and society. 

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1484 957504