Taught course

Psychology Conversion

Institution
University of the Highlands and Islands · Science, Health and Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

An undergraduate honours degree in any subject Applicants with less than 60 credits in psychology or who do not have an honours degree would be required to undertake the Access to Psychology programme -You must be resident in Scotland during term-time

Months of entry

September

Course content

Are you interested in the science of human behaviour and thought. Are you thinking about a career change or interested in how psychology might contribute to your existing career or interest. If so, this MSc Psychology Conversion* is ideal.This intense, online course will provide you with a broad and critical awareness of psychological theory and practice. Throughout the course you will develop an understanding of what drives people's behaviour, why we are unique and in what ways we are the same, and explore the theories which explain human behaviour and how they are relevant in today's society.You will examine the core fields of psychology including biological, individual differences, cognitive, and social and developmental psychology, as set out by the British Psychological Society (BPS).Alongside acquiring the key concepts and core knowledge of psychology, you will build strong project management, analytical and report writing skills. Your learning experience will culminate in a substantial research project/dissertation, for which you will have support from your supervisor.Application for accreditation by the BPS has been submitted*. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.Two face-to-face, long-weekend residentials are held in Inverness in August/September and March/April. You must attend these to be eligible for BPS registration on graduation.*subject to validation/accreditation

Information for international students

If you would like to study in a country of outstanding natural beauty, friendly communities, and cities buzzing with social life and activities, the Highlands and Islands of Scotland should be your first choice. We have campuses across the region each one with its own special characteristics from the rich cultural life of the islands to the bright city lights of Perth and Inverness. Some courses are available in one location only, for others you will have a choice; we also have courses that can be studied online from your own home country.

English Language Requirements

Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The standard English Language criteria to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed on our English language requirements page

Fees and funding

Fee Standard fees are for students normally domiciled in Scotland/European Union/EEA(outside UK) and with a term time address in Scotland. These students usually have their fees paid by the SAAS. For Students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK other fees Standard Fee GBP 4680 Rest of UK GBP 5850. International Fee GBP 10700. For International Students There are a variety of funding opportunities available to you. You can contact our international office for advice on what funding you can apply for. UHI is offering scholarship worth around £1000 to all applicants whose home domicile is in South Asia

From 2017, eligible Scotland domiciled students studying full time can access loans up to 10,000 from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). This comprises a tuition fee loan up to £5,500 and a non-income assessed living cost loan of £4,500. EU students studying full time can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £5500; Part-time students undertaking any taught postgraduate course over two years up to Masters level who meet the residency eligibility can apply for a for a tuition fee loan up to £2,750 per year. Full details can be found on the SAAS website. Applications for loans open in April. Students from the rest of the UK who meet the eligibility requirements may be able to apply for a loan from the Student Loan Company. You may also be able to apply for a government Professional and Career Development Loan. For a comprehensive list of other funding opportunities available at the university, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
24 months

Assessment

Courses are assessed through a variety of methods which may include coursework exercises, presentations, oral and written poster presentations, essays, reports, tutorials and exams.

Course contact details

Phone
0845 272 3600