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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This conversion course is for students who wish to pursue a career in psychology but who have an undergraduate degree in another subject, or have a Psychology degree that isn’t accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Our Psychology MSc conversion course covers all core areas of psychology as defined by the BPS, and successful completion of the course will make you eligible to apply for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) from the BPS. You’ll also be able to choose a specialist option module.

You can complete the course in one academic year, between September and July, enabling you to apply for work or further study in the September following enrolment.

You’ll receive high levels of support from our staff, including our award-winning technicians, and will benefit from the lab facilities at our multi-million pound Science Centre, including:

The Psychological Human Sciences Suite (including EEG, galvanic skin response, hormone assessment and pain stimulation)

Cognitive Laboratories and Observation Suites (with eye-tracking and specialist software, video and audio recording facilities)

Our staff research activity underpins the course delivery, with many modules reflecting their interests and expertise.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Psychology.

Careers

After completing this course you’ll be eligible for postgraduate and/or training to become a qualified psychologist.

Psychologists can be employed to serve educational establishments at all levels, from primary school to university; or within the NHS, including Primary Care Trusts. Some psychologists work in prisons and some in clinical settings.

We’ll provide further information about careers in psychology as you progress through the course.

Assessment

Forms of assessment include essays and seen or unseen examinations. All 30-credit modules which run across two semesters have an assessment at the end of each semester.

Depending on your option choice you may also be required to do case-study analyses, short-answer study packs or submit material online. These use enquiry-based learning, and you’ll be guided through them by your tutors.

Different course options

Full time | Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus) | 12 months | 14-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

14-SEP-20

Modules

Psychology Dissertation - Core
Understanding the Social World - Core
Cognitive & Biological Determinants of Behaviour - Core
Typical & Atypical Development - Core
Research Methods in Psychology - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£7,850

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£14,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You’ll normally need: A minimum 2:2 Honours degree in Psychology not accredited by the BPS or A minimum 2:2 Honours degree in a discipline other than Psychology.

University information

Based in the West Midlands, Staffordshire University offers many different postgraduate courses across a wide range of different subject areas and study options. The main city campus is based in Stoke-on-Trent with the University’s dedicated Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Students can study Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters, PGCE or PhDs at the University, and these...more