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Psychology (Conversion) MSc

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Full time | Parkgate Road Campus | 1 year | OCT-22

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General)

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc Psychology (Conversion) is for people who have degrees in other subjects (or unaccredited psychology degrees) who wish to obtain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Why study this course with us?

Teaching on this MSc is course-specific, with classes designed and delivered exclusively for conversion master’s students, rather than shared with undergraduate courses. All classes are held on one day per week, maximising flexibility for working on assignments, and to help maintain your other commitments.

The School of Psychology at Chester has a well-established record of producing high-calibre students. It is equipped with a wide range of psychological equipment for your use. The school is recognised by both past and present students as a friendly place that has the interests of its students at its heart.


Assessment is by coursework, including:

  • essays
  • research reports
  • presentations
  • posters
  • a class tests
  • a critique
  • a dissertation.

Job prospects

This course is a recognised qualification for GBC with the BPS (requires 50% average). This may enable you to pursue a career in specialist areas of psychology, including Clinical, Forensic, Health, Occupational, Counselling, Educational, or Sport and Exercise Psychology, with a view to becoming a Chartered Psychologist in these areas.


This module introduces students to the essentials of psychological research, and includes an introduction to qualitative methods, questionnaire and survey methods and quantitative methods and experimental methods. Overviews of qualitative methodologies are given (e.g. observational studies, interviews, case studies, content analysis, thematic analysis, grounded theoretical approaches). Thematic / content analysis are explored in more detail. The module also considers quantitative experimental and correlational methods and introduces appropriate analytical techniques for both. Laboratory workshops provide students with hands-on activities and will include training in the use of statistical software packages (e.g. SPSS). The module introduces students to the nature and philosophy of the experimental method, the design and execution of psychological experiments, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics and statistical procedures (chi-square, correlation, t-tests and factorial ANOVA and allied analyses).

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in any subject.

University information

From a teaching college established in 1839, to becoming the University of Chester in 2005, over 180 years of academic growth has allowed the University to offer an extensive selection of postgraduate courses and research options across a number of specialist sites. This includes five sites in and around Chester, a campus in Warrington, a University Centre in Shrewsbury, and a new health and nursing education facility, Marriss House, in...more