Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in any subject. Applicants must also have GCSE maths grade C or minimum (or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

The conversion courses are designed for students who wish to pursue either research or a professional career in Psychology (e.g. in clinical psychology, educational psychology, occupational psychology or other areas), but who either hold an honours degree in a discipline other than psychology or have completed a non-accredited psychology degree that did not provide eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society.

Conversion students attend a selection of second and third year undergraduate modules to cover the British Psychological Society core areas, and elective modules in areas of applied psychology.

Separate supporting seminars are provided for conversion students.

The practical methods module is assessed by the production of four laboratory reports across the academic year. All other modules are assessed by written examination or dissertation at the end of each semester. MSc students also undertake an independent research project in the summer semester.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Psychology web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
9 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559