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Psychology (Conversion) MSc

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1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General)

Course type


Course Summary


Enhance your knowledge and skills on our MSc Psychology, which is accredited by the British Psychological Society. Our Masters course is perfect if you have an undergraduate degree, and want to get Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society - or simply learn more about psychology.

Psychology and the exploration of the mind has been discussed for millennia, although it’s still young as a practice. This course will help you develop the scientific understanding of the different perspectives and theoretical approaches within the core areas of psychology, and the relations between them.

You’ll learn how psychology is influenced by many different factors. Through our modules you’ll see how physiology can influence someone, with the way our bodies react to the chemicals they create, the impact of external influences, like society, how different languages change the way you look at the world, and the importance of childhood development.

You’ll also learn how to design research projects, from the first idea through to how to make it work, explore different research methods, and gain the skills to manage a project ethically and professionally. You’ll design and conduct your own research project, and acquire all the skills required by the British Psychological Society (BPS) to register with them as a graduate member (in order to be eligible to register you will need an overall pass mark of 50% in your degree).

Study under the guidance of research-active lecturers, with a passion for psychology and for helping their students reach their potential.

We welcome all students to this course, whether you have studied some psychology in the past or if you are new to this field. If you have studied some psychology in the past, you may be have to revisit some topics you have covered.


A degree in psychology is highly valued by most employers, and our MSc has the added benefit of being accredited by the British Psychological Society.

As a graduate, you'll be able to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society.

More broadly, by studying this course you'll gain an analytical approach to tasks, an understanding of people, and the underlying management skills associated with project work.

Sectors that you could progress into include:

health and social care
marketing and PR
management and human resources
public sector work.

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Entry requirements

A first degree, with honours, at a minimum final classification of Lower Second (2:2) or equivalent.

University information

Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) has a proud history dating back to 1858, when philanthropist John Ruskin opened the first campus as what was then the Cambridge School of Art. Since then ARU has grown exponentially, with four campuses in the East Anglia region. These are in: Cambridge Chelmsford London Peterborough Now students can study a range of subjects at ARU at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, with flexible...more

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