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MSc Psychology (conversion)

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2 years

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This programme has been designed for those who hold an undergraduate degree that is not in psychology, but who wish to change direction and study or pursue a career in psychology.

  • To embark on formal training as a psychologist, you will need to hold a BPS accredited undergraduate degree in psychology. However, choosing to complete a second degree can be costly for many people, both financially and in terms of time. This programme offers you an alternative, providing you with the opportunity to receive a master’s qualification whilst studying all the core areas that would be covered in a usual psychology undergraduate degree.
  • This is a blended learning programme, meaning that some teaching will be face-to-face in a classroom, but the majority of learning will take place via online tutorials.
  • The programme will include three residential weekends and two ‘on campus’ days per academic year at the university’s Plas Coch campus in Wrexham.


  • Accredited by the British Psychological Society.
  • Become part of a diverse community of students.
  • A perfect mix of online learning with face-to-face teaching.
  • Take part in our engaging residential weekends and ‘on campus’ days.
  • Achieve a recognised master's qualification to help start your career in psychology.


Students will be expected to attend face-to-face teaching across three residential teaching weekends per academic year (running between Saturday noon-Monday noon, different timings apply). Students will also be expected to attend two ‘on campus’ days per academic year. During this contact time, students will engage in lectures, seminars and workshops aimed at enhancing their knowledge in a particular module. Each residential weekend will be focused on a different core module (e.g. developmental psychology). The remainder of the study will be self-directed distance learning from home.

Study at home will include reading, the completion of set assignments, the viewing of webinar material and engagement in online forum discussions.

Assignments include the completion of essays, reports, poster presentations, oral presentations and coursework.


Our Careers & Employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.

This course would be ideal for those who wish to progress onto formal training to become a psychologist, or who wish to pursue a career in academia in psychology.


Cognitive Psychology - Core
Social Psychology - Core
Developmental Psychology - Core
Research Methods - Core
Biological Psychology - Core
Individual Differences - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Full-time fee is £12,500 per year and it is a guide for part time students. Part-time fees are pro-rata of full-time fees.

Entry requirements

Applicants will need to have completed and passed a Bachelor’s degree in any subject prior to enrolling on the programme. Ideally, applicants will have at least a 2:1, though students with a 2:2 will also be considered. Applicants will need to have a keen interest in learning about key psychological theories and have the ability to undertake a piece of research. Successful applicants will need to complete 3 free short courses which run in July and August for entry to the programme (in limited cases there may be an exemption from one of them, this will be determined at interview). We welcome people from a range of different subject backgrounds to apply. Successful applicants will be invited for an interview, which can also take place via an online video conferencing platform such as Skype if you do not live locally to the university.

University information

Wrexham Glyndwr University may be one of the UK’s youngest universities, having only gained university status in 2008, but it has bold and ambitious plans for the future. The university’s mission is to inspire and transform people and, through them, drive social, economic, and cultural change and success. This mission is underpinned by their core values, to be: Accessible – the university is dedicated to inclusivity and removing the barriers...more

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