Taught course

Psychology (Conversion)

University of Surrey · Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree, or a recognised international equivalent.

A degree in human or natural sciences, human resources, medicine, social sciences, or social work is preferred.

GCSE Maths and English (Language/Literature) C are also required.

Applications with other degree subjects, or those without relevant GCSEs, to be considered by the Faculty on a case-by-case basis.

This is a regulated course that requires declaration of criminal convictions at the application stage, please visit our criminal convictions webpage for more information.

Months of entry


Course content

Psychology is the science of behaviour and the mind. On our MSc Psychology (Conversion) course, we’ll challenge your world view and allow you to explore problems from a different perspective. This course is designed for individuals looking for a career change into the highly diverse field of psychology.

We’ll equip you with in depth subject knowledge and a broad set of transferable skills sought by a wide range of employers.

On successful completion of this course, you'll have the academic requirements needed to apply with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

What you will study

Our MSc Psychology (Conversion) course will develop your knowledge of the theories and practical applications of contemporary psychology, with emphasis on how psychology is applied in practice. You'll learn about the core areas of psychology, such as cognitive, developmental and social psychology, the biological bases of psychology, and individual differences. You’ll explore the brain, behaviour, personality, and psychopathology, building an understanding of the conceptual and historical issues in psychology.

You'll develop the research and statistical skills you need to conduct independent research projects under our expert supervision. You’ll also complete a research dissertation that will allow you to carry out experiments and start or join existing projects on important topics in the field. We’ll match your interests with the expertise of our academic staff, ensuring you get the best support possible. These collaborations have seen previous students’ work being published in top-tier journals.

Information for international students

IELTS Academic: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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