Psychology (Conversion Degree) MSc

The MSc Psychology (Conversion Degree) is an excellent fast-track route suitable for appropriately qualified individuals who do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology but who wish to study core areas of psychology and pursue a career in psychology. The programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). GBC is necessary if a student is interested in becoming a chartered psychologist. You can visit careers.bps.org.uk for further information about careers in psychology.

The programme is also suitable for those who have obtained a previous degree in psychology (home and overseas) that is not recognised by the BPS, and it may also be of particular interest to health and social care professionals with some background in psychology at degree level.

The programme provides a broad scientific education in psychology with a strong grounding in psychological theories and research methods, and explores how psychological research is conducted, analysed and reported. The programme is delivered through a series of guided learning exercises, culminating in an independent research project. Students receive carefully designed academic support throughout the programme.

Students develop a strong understanding of psychology as a discipline and acquire a range of skills, including critical thinking and analytical and research skills. On successful completion of the programme students will be able to evaluate, interpret and integrate arguments, evidence and empirical findings. These skills are appropriate to psychology as a discipline and suitable for a diverse range of employment opportunities.

If you would like any further information, please contact the programme team on psychologymasters@gre.ac.uk.

The Department ofPsychology, Social Work & Counselling is a trusted provider of excellent academicdegrees and vocational training. Our teaching staff are research active and areexperts in their respective field.  Thedepartment is consistently rated highly in the National Student Survey. Wepride ourselves on combining high-quality teaching with world-class researchand a vibrant student experience. We have well-equipped facilities andlaboratories to support our activities and we employ creative teaching methodsand assessment techniques.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To teach students a scientific understanding of mind, brain, behaviour and experience, and the complex interactions between these
  • To foster students' understanding of real-life applications of theory to the full range of experience and behaviour
  • To help them develop a range of research skills and methods for investigating experience and behaviour, culminating in an ability to conduct research independently
  • To develop their knowledge, leading to an ability to analyse, discuss and critically evaluate theory, research findings and applications. If you would like any further information about this programme, please contact psychologymasters@gre.ac.uk.

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MSc, MSc Award
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
1 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

  • An honours degree (2.1 or above) in a non-psychology specialism
  • OR a degree (2.1 or above) from a psychology programme not accredited by the British Psychological Society.
  • Applicants should also demonstrate previous experience of research methods/statistics. A free self-study option is available for those without evidence of previous study or experience in this topic. Please contact the programme team on psychologymasters@gre.ac.uk for further information.
  • Where English is not an applicant's first language, proficiency in academic English must be demonstrated through IELTS at 6.5, or TOEFL or Cambridge Certificate (please contact the programme team for information).

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