Psychology Conversion Degree (BPS) at Arden University - UCAS

Arden University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Psychology Conversion Degree (BPS) (Taught)

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Course summary

This MSc conversion course is ideal for graduates who want to enter a career in psychology by gaining Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the BPS, particularly if you have a previous degree in a non-psychology related subject but now want to pursue your interest in psychology at master’s degree level. After graduation, you’ll qualify for membership of the BPS – not only a mark of your achievement, but also a prerequisite if you want to enter further training to practise as a professional psychologist. Gaining your psychology master’s online with Arden allows you to take control of your studies and removes the need to relocate to get the degree you want. To assist your learning, our tutors use a variety of teaching methods including lectures, online tutorials, and self-directed learning to bring the full university experience directly to you, wherever you are. So whether you’re looking to start a career as a professional psychologist, or want to apply psychological concepts in careers such as human resource management, teaching, or counselling, this course gives you the BPS accreditation you require plus key transferrable skills in the humanities and social sciences that will give you a competitive edge in the workplace.

Assessment method

The way we assess our students provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a variety of ways. That’s why we choose a range of different methods to keep track of your progress. For the master’s psychology degree, these include: Empirical research report Empirical research proposal Essay Self-reflective writing Literature review Case study Poster Presentation Dissertation/Empirical Journal Article

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

Entry requirements

Our MSc Psychology degree has standard entry requirements. To be able to study this course, we need to see that you have: A UK honours degree or equivalent in any subject at 2:2 or above. If your degree is in psychology it must not be accredited by the BPS. A Third Class UK honours degree or equivalent in psychology if you also possesses a master’s level degree; Students that do not hold a UK (Hons) degree, or have a degree without honours will need to evidence independent research shown through, for example, a final year project dissertation or thesis. You may provide this evidence from masters level if your undergraduate degree didn’t include this. If you hold a degree on an accredited psychology programme where the empirical component of the course was failed, your application will be reviewed on a case by case basis. We also require a maths qualification or equivalent to at least Grade C at GCSE. However if you are unable to evidence a GCSE or equivalent in maths, you will be able to complete a maths mini module which has no formal assessment. Applications for admission with advanced standing on the basis of prior certificated learning will be considered on an individual basis up to a maximum of 60 credits.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8500 Whole course
Northern Ireland £8500 Whole course
Scotland £8500 Whole course
Wales £8500 Whole 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

Total Fee: £8500
Psychology Conversion Degree (BPS) at Arden University - UCAS