Psychology (Conversion) (F92) at Open University - UCAS

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Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Psychology (Conversion) (F92) (Taught)

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Course summary

This masters programme offers you the opportunity to gain your first qualification accredited by the British Psychological Society. You’ll develop a comprehensive and critical understanding of the key concepts, theories, methods and debates in psychology. This will include critically examining how psychological theories and research methodologies are applied in real world settings and assessing different kinds of evidence from quantitative and qualitative data. You’ll also gain an awareness of the importance of ethical issues in the practice of psychology. By completing this rigorous masters degree, you’ll build your numeracy, literacy, communication, team working, presentation, observational, cognitive and organisational skills as appropriate to the discipline. Key features of the course

  • Builds your knowledge and understanding of a broad range of core topics in psychology.
  • Gives you an appreciation of different perspectives within psychology and the ability to evaluate them critically.
  • Accredited by the British Psychological Society and the first step to becoming a psychologist.
  • Gain valuable analytical and communication skills that will enhance your employability.


To gain this qualification, you'll need to complete two compulsory modules.

  • Critically exploring psychology 1
- Critically exploring psychology 2

Assessment method

Assessment is via tutor-marked assignments and end-of-module assessments, including a substantial dissertation project in which you can choose your own relevant subject specialism. There will be low-weighted group tasks and assessments requiring non-academic styles of presentation (including blog and wikis). Overall, there is an emphasis on the selection (from diverse electronic sources), evaluation and use of material from a range of sources including original academic texts.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Psychological Society

Entry requirements

You must hold a UK honours degree (2:2 at least) or equivalent to be accepted for the MSc in Psychology (Conversion). Your first degree need not be in psychology, but you must have the skills expected of a social sciences graduate. All students will begin with the postgraduate module, 'Critically exploring psychology 1' (D810). This module will help equip you with the requisite skills needed to undertake postgraduate-level study, but it does not offer remedial training for those who have an unsuitable bachelors degree or inadequate experience.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

As fees for individual modules can vary, the total cost you pay for your qualification depends on the modules you choose to study. For further information about fees, please refer to the course description on The Open University website.
Psychology (Conversion) (F92) at Open University - UCAS