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Online/Distance | University of the Highlands and Islands | 18 months | SEP-23

Study mode

Online/Distance

Duration

18 months

Start date

SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

What is special about this course?

Are you interested in the science of human behaviour and thought? Are you thinking about a career change or interested in how psychology might contribute to your existing career or interest? If so, this MSc Psychology Conversion is ideal.

This British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited online course will provide you with a broad and critical awareness of psychological theory and practice. Throughout the course you will develop an understanding of what drives people's behaviour, why we are unique and in what ways we are the same, and explore the theories which explain human behaviour and how they are relevant in today's society.

You will examine the core fields of psychology including biological, individual differences, cognitive, and social and developmental psychology, as set out by the British Psychological Society.

Alongside acquiring the key concepts and core knowledge of psychology, you will build strong project management, analytical and report-writing skills. Your learning experience will culminate in a substantial research project/dissertation, for which you will have support from your supervisor.

On successful completion of the programme you will be eligible to apply for Graduate Basis membership of the BPS. This allows you to go on to further masters level study in specialised vocational areas of psychology.

Two face-to-face blocks are held in Inverness in August/September and March/April. You must attend these to be eligible for BPS registration on graduation.

Special features

  • The course is delivered online which means you can fit your studies around your work and personal commitments wherever you are
  • On successful completion of the programme you will be eligible to apply for Graduate Basis membership of the BPS. This allows you to go on to further masters-level study in specialised vocational areas of psychology
  • What can I do on completion of my course?
  • On successful completion of the masters you will be eligible to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartership (GB) with the British Psychological Society. This allows you to go on to further masters level study in specialised vocational areas of psychology.

How long will my course last?

Full-time: 18 months
Part-time (structured): 3 years

Modules

Behavioural Neuroscience - Core
Developmental psychology: from birth to death OR Social and evolutionary psychology - Core
Cognitive Psychology and Intelligence - Core
Advanced Research Methods - Core
The Individual in Contemporary Society - Core
Social and evolutionary psychology OR Development psychology: Birth to Death - Core
Research Project or Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

6,500

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

9,090

Entry requirements

An undergraduate honours degree in any subject; An ordinary degree with at least 120 credits of masters level study will also be considered; You must be resident in the UK during term-time; This course is not open to international students who require a Student Route visa to study in Scotland.