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MSc Psychology (Conversion)

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Full time | Streatham Campus | 1 year | 26-SEP-22

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General)

Course type


Course Summary


  • Intended for graduates who have not previously taken a psychology degree to obtain a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited degree
  • Gain an understanding of the core areas of psychology as required by the BPS
  • Provides the training to enable you to work as a psychologist in a variety of fields
  • Opportunities to specialise in clinical or educational psychology

Employer-valued skills this course develops

This programme is specifically designed to enable students with a non-psychology background to pursue a psychology based career, many of which require a BPS accredited degree for further training. This degree will therefore help prepare graduates for a subsequent career in, for example, clinical psychology, educational psychology, organisational and occupational psychology, and forensic psychology.

Graduates will acquire a number of skills on completion of the programme, including enhancing their ability to think critically and solve problems, to learn through team work and be engaged in a student-led project. They will also become an engaged and participative leader in debates on psychological issues, and the diversity of assignments they will complete will make them adaptable and resilient.

Students undertaking the optional Special Educational Needs: Teaching and Learning module could also be offered a short placement in an education context, allowing some application of their studies.


In this module you are introduced to the basic concepts of the physiological and neurobiological mechanisms underlying the generation and control of behaviour. Topics covered include the structure and functions of brains including both typical and atypical development, neuronal communication, how genes, hormones and neurotransmitters in various physiological processes affect behaviour, cognition, emotions, motivation and development, comparative and evolutionary psychology. Although largely focused on the human body and brain, the module also transmits how research on different animal model systems has advanced the understanding of the mechanisms and functions of the human nervous system, cognition and behaviour.

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Entry requirements

We usually require a minimum 2:1 Honours degree. No specific subjects are required.

University information

The University of Exeter is a global university and a member of the leading research-oriented UK universities, The Russell Group, The European University Association and the AMBA. As demonstrated in the REF 2014, 98% of the University of Exeter’s postgraduate research has been rated to be of international quality. Out of its 27,000 students from over 150 countries, 5,600 of these are postgraduates, studying across the university’s three main...more

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