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Psychology (Conversion) MSc

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Why choose this course

  • Study a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited curriculum, designed to challenge the world view of individuals looking for a career change.
  • Access our state-of-the-art psychology facilities, including a six-room virtual reality suite and two observation laboratories, and use the latest equipment to conduct experiments.
  • Learn from lecturers who are active researchers in key psychological areas such as behavioural, cognitive, developmental, personality and social psychology.
  • Join one of our research groups to take part in seminars and workshops, and benefit from our links with renowned research institutions across the world.

What you will study

We’ll evolve your knowledge of the theories and practical applications of contemporary psychology, with emphasis on how psychology is applied in practice. You'll learn about the core areas of psychology, including cognitive, developmental and social psychology, the biological bases of psychology and individual differences. You’ll explore the brain, behaviour, personality and psychopathology, building an understanding of the conceptual and historical issues in psychology.

You'll develop the research and statistical skills needed to conduct independent research projects under our expert supervision. You’ll also complete a research dissertation that will allow you to carry out experiments and start or join existing projects on important topics in the field. We’ll match your interests with the expertise of our academic staff, ensuring you get the best support possible. These collaborations have seen previous students’ work being published in top-tier journals.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University. Our graduates have lifetime access to Surrey Pathfinder, our online portal for appointment and events bookings, jobs, placements and interactive development tools.

On successful completion of this course, you'll have academic requirements needed to apply with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS), a marker of excellence within the field.

Modules

In recent years there is growing interest in the biological bases of psychological phenomena. For a better understanding of psychological processes in healthy humans as well as in patients suffering from psychological or neurological disorders it is necessary to understand how the nervous system is built and how it works. Basic architecture and fundamental functions of the nervous system will be taught and there is a strong aim to link these functions with psychologically relevant topics.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£10,900

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

£22,700

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree, or a recognised international equivalent. A degree in human or natural sciences, human resources, medicine, social sciences, or social work is preferred. GCSE Maths and English (Language/Literature) C are also required. Applications with other degree subjects, or those without relevant GCSEs, to be considered by the Faculty on a case-by-case basis. This is a regulated course that requires declaration of criminal convictions at the application stage.

University information

The University of Surrey was established in 1891, and has a long and rich history of education and innovation. It welcomes more than 4,000 postgraduate students annually, forming an international research and learning community representing over 120 countries from around the world. The university is known for celebrating cultural diversity and fosters an inclusive student body. The University of Surrey is a research-driven institution, and...more

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