Taught course

Psychology (Conversion)

Wrexham Glyndwr University · School of Health, Social Care, Sport and Exercise Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants will need to have completed and passed a Bachelor’s degree in any subject prior to enrolling on the programme. Ideally, applicants will have at least a 2:1, though students with a 2:2 will also be considered.

Applicants will need to have a keen interest in learning about key psychological theories and have the ability to undertake a piece of research.
We welcome people from a range of subject backgrounds to apply. Successful applications will be invited for an interview. Please note interviews can happen via Skype if you do not live locally to the university.

Months of entry


Course content

Looking for a change in direction? Already have a non-psychology degree? Want to study psychology without having to do a three-year traditional undergraduate degree again? This programme could be the answer.

This programme has been designed for those who hold an undergraduate degree that is not in psychology, but who wish to change direction and study or pursue a career in psychology. To embark on formal training as a psychologist, you need to hold a BPS accredited undergraduate degree in psychology. However, in order to complete a second degree for many people is costly both financially, and in terms of time.
This programme offers you an alternative and provides you with the opportunity to receive a Master’s qualification whilst studying all core areas that would be covered in a usual psychology undergraduate degree, on a part-time basis alongside work or busy family life.
This programme is a blended learning programme, meaning some teaching is face-to-face, and the majority of learning is self-directed from home. The programme will include three residential weekends per academic year where formal teaching will take place. In addition, two ‘on campus’ days will take place at the university’s Plas Coch campus in Wrexham per academic year. Therefore, this is also an ideal opportunity for those who may not live local to Wrexham, who are happy for occasional travel.
Modules include:
  • Research Methods
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Individual Differences
  • Biological Psychology

Alongside the above modules, you will also complete an academic research project with the support of a supervisor and explore conceptual and historical issues in psychology.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Students will be expected to attend face-to-face teaching across three residential teaching weekends per academic year (running between Saturday noon-Monday noon, different timings apply). Students will also be expected to attend two ‘on campus’ days per academic year.

Course contact details

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