Psychology (Conversion) at Birmingham Newman University - UCAS

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Course summary

Are you looking for a MSc programme that will fascinate your interest in the human mind and behaviour? Are you interested in the scientific underpinning of how people think, act and interact? Are you planning to move into a professional psychology career after completing an undergraduate degree in a different subject area or your current psychology undergraduate degree does not qualify you to start your journey to becoming an aspiring psychologist? Then this MSc Psychology (Conversion) is the first stage towards your journey towards a professional career in psychology. To work towards becoming a professional psychologist your psychology degree is required to be accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). Students who are eligible for GBC with the BPS are then able to continue onto further psychology postgraduate study and supervised training. Why study MSc Psychology (Conversion) at Newman University?

  • Delivery – this is a blended learning MSc combining online learning with campus-based delivery, providing flexibility to your learning online but complemented by the benefits associated with on-campus teaching, interaction, facilities and the whole on-campus environment vibe!
  • Assessment – coursework-based assessments only
  • Minimizes over assessment – except for two modules all modules have one assessment
  • More than asynchronous learning: the online element also offers live (real-time) sessions from expert psychology tutors
  • Personal Tutors (PT) – all students are allocated a PT and group PT and individual PT sessions are incorporated into the programme
  • Learning Environment – all housed on the virtual learning environment – for ease of navigation.


Please refer to the Birmingham Newman University website for details.

Assessment method

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Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

International applicants

This course is currently unable to accept applications from international learners.

Entry requirements

Either: A UK Honours degree or equivalent overseas qualification in any subject at 2.2. or above. A UK Honours (BPS accredited) psychology degree (but who have failed to either pass the empirical psychology project or failed to achieve at least a Lower Second-Class Honours degree, thus inhibiting eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership – GBC with the BPS). Plus: GCSE/GCE O Level Maths/English: Grade C/Grade 4 or above (or recognised equivalent)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

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

Please refer to the Birmingham Newman University website for details.
Psychology (Conversion) at Birmingham Newman University - UCAS