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Psychology (conversion) MSc

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Full time | Dundee City Campus | 12 months | SEP

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Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This course will provide a solid practical and theoretical background in psychology for students who have not studied the subject before. You will graduate with the fundamental knowledge and skills that are needed in a variety of different professions in psychology. This course is also suitable for students who have obtained a degree in psychology from outside the UK, but wish to also gain a psychology degree accredited by the British Psychological Society. Topics covered include biological, cognitive, developmental, and social psychology, as well as individual differences and conceptual and historical issues in psychology.

You will learn about the full breadth of psychological research techniques, including experiments, surveys, and observation. As part of your practical project, you will work closely with a member of academic staff to complete a research dissertation in a selected area. You will have access to research equipment and facilities that including tools to measure brain activity or track eye movements. The course will include opportunities to attend presentations by researchers and professionals from various psychology careers (industrial, forensic, occupational, clinical, health, or educational psychologists). This will give you an insight into the practical aspects of professional psychology occupations and develop an understanding of the many ways in which a psychology degree can lead to a professional career.


A degree in psychology will provide you with skills and knowledge that can be used in many different types of professional careers.

These may include:

  • supporting children and young people in educational settings (educational psychologist)
  • assessing and treating criminal behaviour in prisons and judicial systems (forensic psychologist)
  • helping patients of all ages manage the psychological aspects of their illness (health psychologist)
  • dealing with career development in organisations (occupational psychologist)
  • helping athletes and sport teams to deal psychologically with demand and to improve performance (sport and exercise psychologist)

A degree in psychology is also essential if you decide to undertake further training to become a clinical psychologist, a counsellor, or a researcher. Your skills in research methodology and statistics can also be used to develop a career as data analyst in a variety of areas.


Neurological function, movement and motor control, the biology of behaviour, and cognitive neuropsychology. You will be taught in lectures and small group tutorials, and assessed by coursework.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

An honours degree in any discipline at lower second class or above. This course is not for graduates who already have a BPS accredited degree.