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Course summary

Eager to switch career paths? Interested in the secrets of the human brain and behaviour? Want to take your first step towards becoming a psychologist? Our MSc Psychology Conversion provides graduates in disciplines other than psychology the opportunity to obtain the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). GBC allows you to pursue postgraduate training in applied areas of psychology associated with the Societies’ Divisions (such as educational and clinical psychology). It’s the first step toward gaining status as a chartered psychologist. You’ll study different areas of psychology, including biological, cognitive, social and developmental psychology. We’ll also look at personality and individual differences in the study of human behaviour. As well as focusing on these five interrelated areas, you’ll develop and advance your knowledge of psychological research methods and data analysis. Outside the lecture theatre, look out for exciting opportunities to work with our experts on their latest research projects. Your psychology degree will be taught by experts who are carrying out world-leading research in their field. Our student-led psychology society brings together people who share a love for the subject. Attend their social events, benefit from peer mentoring and networking opportunities, and hear from unique speakers from across the UK. What you'll study You’ll study all the core areas of psychology as specified and required by the British Psychological Society for the accreditation of conversion courses. Examine the nature of personality and individual differences, including intelligence, developmental patterns and changes in social and cognitive abilities, interpersonal behaviour and the impact of social contexts on behaviour. Explore cognitive language and biological psychology. Gain an understanding of the role of biology in underpinning behaviour, attention, perception, language and memory. In our research methods module, you’ll learn to organise, analyse, interpret and report findings of research involving quantitative (numerical) data. You’ll then look at approaches to qualitative research and analysis. Completing a dissertation at the end of the programme allows you to design, conduct and present your own original research project. This will be on a topic that reflects your own interests and career aspirations.


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Assessment method

Most modules are assessed by a mixture of examination and coursework though some are assessed solely by coursework. Coursework assignments might be essays, research project reports, group presentations or the critical analysis of research papers.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

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Entry requirements

You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above). This should either be in a subject other than psychology or a psychology degree which does not confer eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Registration of the British Psychological Society. An interview forms part of the selection process.

Fees and funding

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Psychology (Conversion) at Edge Hill University - UCAS