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Psychology Conversion (MSc)

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

04-SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MSc in Psychology is a conversion route for students who hold an undergraduate Honours degree in a subject other than psychology. The programme provides a detailed knowledge of the core areas of psychology and principal theoretical and methodological issues in the field.

Highlights

  • The course equips students with the necessary skills to pursue a research degree at MPhil or PhD level in the area of psychology or to go on to a clinical training programme.
  • Students have access to laboratories in neurophysiology, psychopharmacology, psychophysics, animal learning and cognition, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and social psychology.
  • The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society and therefore fulfils the requirements for entry to most UK PhD programmes in psychology.

Careers

Most students intend to pursue a career in research or clinical psychology. Thus, many graduates go on to research assistantships or PhD places. Others have obtained positions in government, healthcare, or business.

The MSc focuses on psychology as a science rather than as a clinical service, but many graduates pursue careers by obtaining research assistantships at teaching hospitals or other mental health centres or by taking a second Masters degree specialising in mental health.

The Careers Centre offers one-to-one advice to all students on a taught postgraduate course and offers a programme of events to assist students in building their employability skills.

Modules

Perception (develops an understanding of visual perception and its functions) or Cognition (develops an understanding of human memory and attention).

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

11,120

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

27,230

Entry requirements

Students need to have a good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in a subject other than psychology. If they already possess an undergraduate degree in Psychology, the School offers a range of other postgraduate programmes.