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MSc Psychology (Conversion)

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Full time | Edge Hill University | 1 year | 26-SEP-22

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Eager to switch career paths? Interested in the secrets of the human brain and behaviour? Want to take your first step towards becoming a psychologist?

Our MSc Psychology Conversion provides graduates in disciplines other than psychology the opportunity to obtain the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

GBC allows you to pursue postgraduate training in applied areas of psychology associated with the Societies’ Divisions (such as educational and clinical psychology). It’s the first step toward gaining status as a chartered psychologist.

You’ll study different areas of psychology, including biological, cognitive, social and developmental psychology. We’ll also look at personality and individual differences in the study of human behaviour. As well as focusing on these five interrelated areas, you’ll develop and advance your knowledge of psychological research methods and data analysis.

Outside the lecture theatre, look out for exciting opportunities to work with our experts on their latest research projects. Your psychology degree will be taught by experts who are carrying out world-leading research in their field.

Our student-led psychology society brings together people who share a love for the subject. Attend their social events, benefit from peer mentoring and networking opportunities, and hear from unique speakers from across the UK.


This module provides you with the skills necessary to design, execute, analyse and report your own research. A particular emphasis is placed on data analysis, with the quantitative techniques taught on the module including analyses of variance and regression, whereas the qualitative techniques taught include grounded theory and interpretative phenomenological analysis.

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Entry requirements

Students should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above). This should either be in a subject other than psychology or a psychology degree which does not confer eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Registration of the British Psychological Society.

University information

Edge Hill University has been inspiring minds and changing futures since 1885. An ethos of ‘creating opportunity from knowledge’ fuels everything that the university does to deliver education excellence. Through its high-quality teaching, exceptional research and scholarship opportunities, Edge Hill opens doors to change. Given the right opportunities and environment students are empowered to create a different future, not just for themselves...more

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