University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of the Highlands and Islands

Psychology Conversion (Taught)

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Course summary

What is special about this course? Are you interested in the science of human behaviour and thought? Are you thinking about a career change or interested in how psychology might contribute to your existing career or interest? If so, this MSc Psychology Conversion programme is ideal. This British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited online course will provide you with a broad and critical awareness of psychological theory and practice. Throughout the course, you will develop an understanding of what drives people's behaviour, why we are unique and in what ways we are the same. You will explore the theories which explain human behaviour and how they are relevant in today's society. You will examine the core fields of psychology, including biological, individual differences, cognitive, social, and developmental psychology, as set out by the British Psychological Society. Learning in these core domains will be supported by an exploration of research methods. Alongside acquiring the key concepts and core knowledge of psychology, you will build strong project management, analytical (including statistical analysis) and report-writing skills. Your learning experience will culminate in a substantial research project/dissertation, for which you will have support from your supervisor. On successful completion of the programme you will be eligible to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the BPS. This allows you to apply for further masters-level study in specialised vocational areas of psychology. The majority of the course is held online, but there are also two face-to-face blocks which are held in Inverness in August/September (two days) and March/April (up to five days). Attendance at these is compulsory to be eligible for BPS registration on graduation. Special features ◾The course is mainly delivered online, which means you can fit your studies around your work and personal commitments wherever you are, with the exception of the two face-to-face elements ◾The written Learning Resources are supplemented by online discussions and tutorials, which help to reinforce your understanding of topics. You should allow time to take part in these regularly. ◾On successful completion of the programme you will be eligible to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the BPS. This allows you to go on to further masters-level study in specialised vocational areas of psychology. How long will my course last? ◾Full-time: 18 months ◾Part-time (structured): 3 years There is a maximum period of six years for completion of masters-level study. You should allow 30-45 hours a week for full-time study, with the higher time commitment being particularly necessary around assignment submission times.

Course details

Entry requirements

◾An undergraduate honours degree in any subject ◾An ordinary degree with at least 120 credits of masters level study will also be considered ◾You must be resident in the UK during term-time ◾This course is not open to international students who require a Student Route visa to study in Scotland

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9090 Whole course
International £9090 Whole course
Scotland £6500 Whole course
England £6500 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6500 Whole course
Wales £6500 Whole course
Channel Islands £6500 Whole course

Additional fee information

Fees shown are for the full course, studying full-time, off-campus. Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed. This course is not available for international students requiring Student Route visa sponsorship to study in the UK, and cannot be studied outside of the UK. For students living in the UK and assessed as international fee status, International fees will apply. This includes EEA/Swiss nationals with pre-settled status who are not self-employed or migrant workers in the UK.

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