Taught course

Psychology (Conversion)

University of South Wales · Psychology

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 Honours degree in any subject.

Months of entry


Course content

This innovative, fully online, course provides graduates from any discipline with a mechanism for gaining Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC*) with the British Psychological Society.** This is necessary if you wish to pursue a career as a professional psychologist (e.g., a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or an MSc in Health Psychology), as well as academic or research careers.

In addition to covering up to date knowledge of the core areas of psychology, this course is also designed to provide industry-relevant experience through our close partnerships with external organisations such as Linc Cymru. Throughout their studies you will design evidence based solutions to current unsolved challenges faced by our partners. You will be able to test these solutions empirically in your final year dissertations, and feed back your conclusions to our partners.

So this course offers you so much more than GBC. Your learning is contextualized in diverse and relevant real life situations, supporting you in gaining a deeper appreciation of the role that Psychology can play in positively transforming society. Throughout you will also acquire professional skills and experience to facilitate finding employment in psychology relevant fields.

*A 50% pass mark is required for GBC.

**Course is subject to validation by the British Psychological Society.

Information for international students

The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For information on the funding options available for this course please visit our Student Money page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

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