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Full time | Preston Campus | 1 year | SEP

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1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Looking for a change of career? If your goal is to become a professional Psychologist, but you studied another subject at degree level, then our MSc Psychology Conversion course offers you a flexible route towards the career you’re looking for. You’ll get to explore the full breadth of psychology and tailor your studies to your interests and career goals.

If you’re fascinated by the way people act, react and interact, Psychology sheds light on it all – giving you the chance to explore the mechanics of the human condition.

How can we improve our ability to detect lies? What role does stress play in our lives? How can professionals improve their performance at work? How can we improve the mental health and wellbeing of society? Psychology offers the answers to these questions and more – helping you learn how to apply scientific methods to measure, understand and explain beliefs, decision-making processes and behaviour across a wide range of psychological settings.

Discover the core areas of psychology, develop key skills and tailor the course to your own interests.  The course also includes the opportunity to undertake an individual research project and to potentially engage in work-based learning.

Why study with us

  • This is a flexible route for non-psychology graduates into further postgraduate training to become a professional psychologist.
  • You will receive Student Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS) as part of your course fees. This entitles you to access the member areas of the BPS website, careers resources, discounts on publications and receive their monthly magazine, providing you with an understanding of the latest developments within Psychology.

Future careers

Successful completion of this course allows you to apply for further professional training in psychology. Depending on your career aspirations, you could opt to focus on specialist areas such as clinical psychology, health psychology, forensic psychology, child psychology or sport psychology.

This degree course offers an ideal first step for a career in psychology. Many of our graduates aiming to work as professionals across this field go onto postgraduate training, including our own BPS-accredited master’s programmes.


This student led module involves completing a project in an area of psychology that reflects your own interests. Alongside this, you will engage in a work-related project consisting of either a work-placement or a reflective personal development study.
PS4090: Psychology Conversion Project - Core
PS4030: Cognitive & Biological Psychology - Core
PS4040: The Psychology of Individual Differences - Core
PS4020: Social & Developmental Psychology - Core

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Entry requirements

Applicants should hold at least 2:1 degree in related subject or equivalent in a subject that does not confer Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society.

University information

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a forward-thinking university with multiple campuses and a truly international community of student learners. Founded in 1828, it has become one of the UK’s largest universities, with almost 200 years of heritage in delivering high-quality education. UCLan offers a portfolio of over 200 employment-oriented courses, aimed at preparing graduates for successful and impactful careers. The...more

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