Taught course

Psychology (Conversion)

University of Surrey · Department of Psychology

Entry requirements

Applicants are considered for the MSc in Psychology (Conversion), if they have a UK first or 2.1 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant field including social sciences, human sciences or natural sciences, medicine, nursing, teaching, social work, management, marketing, research, human resources, psychotherapy, or counselling.

In addition to holding an honours degree, all applicants need to have a GCSE grade B in Mathematics and English Language or Literature (or equivalent).

Previous work experience is also essential, although this does not have to be in a related field. Applicants with considerable work experience who do not necessarily meet the qualification requirements (although you must have a previous degree) will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

Our intensive MSc Psychology (Conversion) programme is designed to provide students with a grounding in the theories and research practice of contemporary psychology.

It places particular emphasis on the application of psychology to real-world problems, based on a combination of pure and applied research.

Programme overview

This competitive BPS-accredited programme is aimed primarily towards people wishing to pursue a career change in any field of psychology. It prepares students for their professional journey by helping them develop a broad knowledge base across the key areas of psychology in a contained period of time.

As a student, you will learn about the core areas of psychology, such as social, developmental and cognitive psychology, biological bases of psychology, and individual differences.

In addition, you will acquire statistical and research methods skills needed to conduct, under expert supervision, your independent research project on a topic of your choosing.

Information for international students

IELTS minimum overall: 6.5, IELTS minimum by component: 6.0

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

IELTS 7.0 overall, 6.5 in each component (or equivalent)

We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

01483 682 222