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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This psychology conversion course is designed to make you eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS) on graduation. Gaining GBC will be your first step to chartered status. Your course will focus on enhancing your critical thinking and research skills, preparing you for your dissertation and future career.

You will learn from active research staff with specialisms in areas that include applied gender psychology, the effects of ageing on decision-making and personality. This course is accredited by the BPS and will cover the core content you need to apply for GBC membership as a successful graduate.

As this is a Masters-level psychology conversion course, you will also develop your critical thinking and the skills and knowledge to plan, implement and report psychological research. Small tutor-led sessions will support your academic skills development, including the ability to use referencing and writing styles correctly. We will also support your personal development in the key areas of time management and project planning. During the course your skills and knowledge will be assessed through: research reports; oral and poster presentations; written examinations; essays

You will be aided by experienced teaching staff who are active in research. Their expertise will open up opportunities for you to choose an area of specialism and complete your dissertation on a topic of interest. You will also develop your understanding of relevant research methodologies.

The MSc Psychology Conversion degree will also help you to gain a wide range of transferable skills in: analysis; communication; statistics; IT; independence and team working. These skills will make you an attractive graduate to employers in a range of industries.

Graduates from this course usually move into one of the following: employment as a research or psychology assistant; PhD study; DClin Psychology or DEd Psychology training; human resource management; social sciences; counselling (with further training); education (with further training).

Different course options

Full time | University of West London | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This core module reflects the requirements of the British Psychological Society for accreditation. You will deal with four major issues: attention/perception, memory, language and thought/reasoning. Throughout the module reference will be made to examples from cognitive neuropsychology and how this informs us about normal cognitive functioning.
Dissertation - Core

Tuition fees

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Entry requirements

Students will normally be required to hold: an honours degree in any subject at 2:2 or above; Maths and English GCSE or Level 2 equivalent. If you already hold a degree at 2:1 or above, and/or have subject specific experience, you may be given priority.

University information

The University of West London (UWL) is based in the heart of one of the UK’s most successful business regions,with a number of global organisations such a GlaxoSmithKline and Sky based locally. The University offers postgraduate courses in subjects ranging from nursing to music. Known as the ‘career university’, there is an impressive graduate employment rate, with courses specifically designed to enable students to secure work after...more

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