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MSc Psychology (conversion)

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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Looking for a change in direction? Already have a non-psychology degree? Want to study psychology without having to do a three-year traditional undergraduate degree again? This programme could be the answer.

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 need to hold a BPS accredited undergraduate degree in psychology. However, in order to complete a second degree for many people is costly both financially, and in terms of time.

This programme offers you an alternative and provides you with the opportunity to receive a Master’s qualification whilst studying all core areas that would be covered in a usual psychology undergraduate degree, on a part-time basis alongside work or busy family life.

This programme is a blended learning programme, meaning some teaching is face-to-face, and the majority of learning is self-directed from home. The programme will include three residential weekends per academic year at Gladstone’s Library (Hawarden, near Chester), where formal teaching will take place. In addition, two ‘on campus’ days will take place at the university’s Plas Coch campus in Wrexham per academic year. Therefore, this is also an ideal opportunity for those who may not live local to Wrexham, who are happy for occasional travel.


  • Accredited by the British Psychological Society.
  • Study around full-time work and busy family life.
  • Be a part of a community of students at our residential events.
  • A perfect mix of flexible self-directed study at home, with rich face-to-face teaching experiences.
  • Ideal for those who live both locally to Wrexham, or at a distance.
  • Residential weekends will take place at Gladstone’s Library in Hawarden (subject to availability).


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 increasing their knowledge in a particular module. Each residential weekend is 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.


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.


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

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

£500 - Module fee standard per 10 credits; Part time fee - £2,975.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ 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.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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.

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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