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Experimental Psychology (Conversion) MSc

Experimental Psychology (Conversion) MSc

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This MSc is a conversion course that gives you a thorough grounding in psychology. You don’t need any prior formal psychology education.

We offer one of the widest ranges of research interests in the UK. Our research groups are in Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental and Clinical Psychology, and Social and Applied Psychology.

You will study:

  • biological, cognitive, social, and developmental psychology
  • the philosophical and ethical foundations of psychology
  • research methods.


Accredited against the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS).


Our graduates are well prepared for careers in:

  • mental health
  • administration
  • counselling
  • research
  • nursing
  • teaching and lecturing
  • clinical psychology.


This module will provide you with an overview of major theories, methods, research findings and debates in social psychology. You will examine classic studies and current findings and evaluate published research reports. The first half of the module focuses on micro-social phenomena and examines key areas of social cognition, including attitudes and attributions, the cognitive construction of self and others as well as identity and self-esteem. The second half of the module will cover basic intergroup and intragroup processes, such as social influence, group membership and identity, prejudice and collective behaviour, and the psychology of culture.

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Entry requirements

Degree requirements: You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications of equivalent standing. We also consider applicants who can show successful completion of at least three years' basic medical science at a UK medical school (having gained at least 360 credits) with a guaranteed place to continue medical studies on completion of the MSc. Subject-specific requirements: You can study this course if you do not have previous training in psychology and want to obtain a qualification that provides Graduate Basis for Chartered Memberships (GBC) with the British Psychological Society.