Taught course

Psychology (Conversion Course)

University of Nottingham · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

MSc: 2:1 (or international equivalent)

PGDip: 2:2 (or international equivalent) with 60 credits of psychology.

Applicants must also have a maths qualification equivalent to at least a grade 4/C at GCSE.

IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in each element)

Months of entry


Course content

This course is now closed for 2019 entry for international applicants.

The MSc/PGDip Psychology (Conversion) is a postgraduate conversion course for students who wish to pursue an academic or professional career in psychology but either do not have a first degree in psychology, or do not have eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society.

Students attend a selection of modules to cover the British Psychological Society core areas, and a limited number of more specialised elective modules. These modules are all lecture-based; dedicated seminars are also provided for each core module. Assessment is by written examination at the end of each semester, by practical and research project reports, and written assessments.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559