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Psychological Sciences (Conversion) MSc

Psychological Sciences (Conversion) MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Psychology is both a biological science and a social science that provides an exceptionally broad range of conceptual perspectives and skills related to analysis of the human mind. It is a subject that offers many options for career progression in specialist areas. The Psychological Sciences conversion course provides sound knowledge of different approaches to the study of behaviour within the core areas of psychology. You will develop analytic expertise and research skills, creating a solid basis for further advanced study within the discipline (e.g. PhD, ClinPsyD, DEdPsy).

This psychology master’s conversion course leads to a postgraduate qualification for students who have not studied psychology at undergraduate level and students who have studied a psychology degree without the BPS accreditation. With this, you will be eligible to apply for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS). This is an entry requirement for all further postgraduate training programmes such as a PhD, ClinPsyD, or DEdPsy that lead to chartered status; for example, those accredited by the regulatory body, the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

This conversion course has been tailored to provide you with a firm foundation in core psychology theory, research methods and statistics. Following this, you can pursue areas of particular interest in your dissertation. The BPS accredited Psychological Sciences (Conversion) MSc degree at Brunel is the first step to becoming a chartered psychologist. In addition to clinical psychology, this course will give you the skills that are attractive to employers in a wide variety of sectors such as media, marketing, HR, law enforcement, finance, government, health and education.

Different course options

Full time | Brunel University London | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Developmental Psychology (10 Credits) - Core
Qualitative Research Methods - Core
Biological Psychology (20 Credits) - Core
Cognitive Psychology (10 Credits) - Core
individual Differences (10 Credits) - Core
Introduction to Psychological Science - Core
Social Psychology (10 Credits) - Core
Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core
Research Methods and Academic Skills for the Life Sciences (30 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants need to have a first or second class (2:2) Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in a Natural Science, Social Science or a non-BPS accredited degree in Psychology; Applicants will be required to show evidence of GCSE Grade C (or equivalent) in Maths; Applicants with other degrees and subjects, with relevant work experience, will be considered on an individual basis.