Taught course

Psychology (Conversion)

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of Psychology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 honours degree in any subject from a UK university or equivalent qualification from an overseas university.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Course highlights

  • The course equips students with the necessary skills to pursue a research degree at MPhil or PhD level in the area of psychology or to go on to a clinical training programme.
  • Students have access to laboratories in neurophysiology, psychopharmacology, psychophysics, animal learning and cognition, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and social psychology.
  • A dedicated common room equipped with computers is available for postgraduate students' use.
  • The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society and therefore fulfils the requirements for entry to most UK PhD programmes in psychology.

Teaching format

The MSc in Psychology (Conversion) is a full-time taught postgraduate programme run by the School of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Over two semesters, students will take nine compulsory modules. The modules are taught through lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. Assessment comprises entirely of coursework; there are no exams. On average, class sizes range up to 80 students for lectures and 20 students for seminars.

The final three months of your course will be focused on writing the final assessment piece, a 15,000-word research project dissertation.

In addition to the support provided by the research project supervisor and module coordinators, there is a dedicated team of staff offering support for students, including the Masters' Course Coordinator and a Masters' Statistics Tutor.

Information for international students

A minimum of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7500
International students
£20370

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/pg/fees-and-funding/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
psych@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1334 462157