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MSc Psychology (Conversion)

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Full time | Edge Hill University | 1 year | SEP-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-22

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 programme and as such provides graduates in disciplines other than psychology with the opportunity to obtain the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

GBC allows you to pursue postgraduate training in applied areas of psychology associated with the Societies’ Divisions (such as educational and clinical psychology). GBC is the first step toward gaining status as a Chartered Psychologist.

What will I study?

You will cover all the core areas of psychology as specified and required by the British Psychological Society for the accreditation of conversion courses.

You will examine the nature of personality and individual differences, including intelligence, developmental patterns and changes in social and cognitive abilities, interpersonal behaviour and the impact of social contexts on behaviour.

Exploring Cognitive Language and Biological Psychology, you will gain an understanding of the role of biology in underpinning behaviour and the nature of attention, perception, language and memory.

A research methods module will equip you with the ability to organise, analyse, interpret and report findings of research involving quantitative (numerical) data before you are introduced to approaches to qualitative research and analysis.

The programme concludes with a Masters dissertation in an area of psychology of particular interest to you. This will be supervised by a member of academic staff in the department.

How will I study?

Teaching methods follow a variety of formats from traditional style lectures to tutorials, seminars and workshops.

How will I be assessed?

Most modules are assessed by a mixture of examination and coursework though some are assessed solely by coursework.

Coursework assignments might be essays, research project reports, group presentations or the critical analysis of research papers.

What are my career prospects?

The programme is accredited with the British Psychological Society as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) provided the minimum mark of at least 50% is achieved. This is the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist.

There are two clearly identifiable career routes. Firstly, successful completion of this programme will open up a number of further postgraduate training and career opportunities, notably educational psychology, clinical psychology, work psychology, health psychology and teaching and research in further and higher education.

Secondly, you will be well qualified to enter a wide range of professions from advertising and the caring professions, through to personnel or teaching (further training required). The Psychology team at Edge Hill University has a strong record of research and encourages new graduates to register for higher degrees such as MPhil and PhD.

Modules

This module provides you with the skills necessary to design, execute, analyse and report your own research. A particular emphasis is placed on data analysis, with the quantitative techniques taught on the module including analyses of variance and regression, whereas the qualitative techniques taught include grounded theory and interpretative phenomenological analysis.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

£5,580 per year. The mentioned fee is for Sep 21. There may be slight difference in Sep 22.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

£13,500 per year. The mentioned fee is for Sep 21. There may be slight difference in Sep 22.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above). This should either be in a subject other than psychology or a psychology degree which does not confer eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Registration of the British Psychological Society.

University information

Edge Hill University has been shaping the minds and futures of its vibrant student community since 1885. Established with a clear mission to create opportunity from knowledge, Edge Hill is now one of the UK’s leading universities and a popular choice for postgraduate students looking to undertake world-leading research, advance their career prospects, or specialise in their field. The university provides an environment that inspires students...more

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