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Course summary

Overview Explore the history of modern psychology, the development of social identity, and the workings of the human brain. Develop a critical understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods. And, apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, the first step to becoming a chartered psychologist. Designed for students who have a degree without accreditation from The British Psychological Society (BPS), our course opens doors to various opportunities and further education within the field of psychology.  We teach this course entirely online, covering each unit over a series of topic weeks. You’ll typically learn through ‘mini lectures’ (available as video presentations), online discussions, readings from core e-texts, and other forms of learning activity. Some of the topics you’ll explore include how memory functions, how our identities are constructed, and how our perceptions change with age. You’ll develop a critical understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods which will help you with your independent research project. You’ll also have the opportunity to choose from a variety of option units such as Educational Psychology, Forensic Psychology, and Counselling. Our course is accredited by the British Psychological Society and, when you graduate, you can apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). Once you have GBC, you can continue with further study in a specialist area and become a chartered psychologist. Features and benefits

  • Online course - We teach this course entirely online so you can study from the comfort of your own home.
  • Specialist option units - You’ll choose option units relating to specialist areas of psychology.
  • Apply for GBC membership - If you’re considering a career in psychology, this online conversion course gives you the opportunity to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), which is the first step to becoming a chartered psychologist in the UK.
  • Practicing teaching staff - Our teaching staff includes practicing researchers, counsellors, and forensic and community psychologists.
  • Flexible study - All lectures and live sessions are recorded so that you can manage your weekly study schedule in a way that suits you.
  • Coursework based - This course is entirely coursework based.
  • Teaching awards - Shortlisted for Course of the Year, at The Manchester Met Union Teaching Awards 2021 and won Department of the year 2021.
  • Opportunity to publish dissertation - We encourage students to publish their research with their supervisor in a peer-reviewed journal and have had students successfully do so.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

Entry requirements

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Fees and funding

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Psychology (Conversion) at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS