Applied Psychology (Conversion) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

This BPS-accredited conversion course is open to anyone with a recognised undergraduate degree in any subject who now wants to take the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist. This unique course provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to go on to develop a successful career in the field of psychology. You study the essential core topics of individual difference, developmental, social, cognitive and biological psychology. You need to have studied these areas to gain BPS Graduate Membership, the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist specialising in a chosen area such as health, forensic, counselling, education or clinical. Your studies will also involve the development of essential research skills, which ends with a piece of independent original research conducted under supervision. Why choose this course?

  • Study how psychology can be applied in daily life, in the specific areas of health, wellbeing and criminal behaviour
  • Explore intellectual functions, the biological basis of behaviour and the effects of impairments on the mind
  • Develop a deep understanding of the role learning and memory play in our everyday lives
  • Focus in more detail on the specialist areas of health and forensic psychology
  • Gain the skills and expertise necessary to use the qualitative and quantitative methodologies commonly used by professional psychologists
  • Benefit from access to a wide range of departmental facilities, including expert advice and specialist software such as SPSS, ATLAS, EEG and driver simulators


Areas of study include:

  • Advanced Research Methods (Applied Psychology)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Applied Psychology Dissertation Project
  • Biological and Neuropsychological Perspectives of Behaviour
  • Cognition and Performance
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Personality, Intelligence and Assessments
  • Research Methods - Quantitative And Qualitative
  • Social Psychology
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Assessment method

The assessment strategy reflects the academic rigor expected of a BPS accredited MSc degree. The assessments are designed to test your academic knowledge, oral and written skills, use of literature using primary and secondary sources, critical analysis of ideas, connections made between theory, practice, real life situations and the understanding and application of professional values, including ethical issues as detailed by the BPS. The ability to engage in research at a high level and to analyse data using advanced statistical techniques are assessed as these are important skills for psychologists and others in many employment settings. Communication skills are assessed through videotaped presentation of research proposals as these are very important in any career. The ability to analyse and understand issues and apply theory to practice are assessed through a number of units where student are required to produce academic reports, essays and reflective reports with a specific application of knowledge in mind. Finally the important career skill of project management is assessed mainly through the research dissertation involving self-directed problem-based enquiry, managing time and reviewing. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate at the point of publication on the UCAS website. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website:

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

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Applied Psychology (Conversion) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS