Psychology at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

Course summary

This course provides a high quality, broad based education in psychology. This conversion course was specifically designed for graduates of any discipline, as well as those who have previously studied psychology in their undergraduate degree and was not accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

  • You will be taught by a team with research interests in applied psychology across seven major content areas; Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Biological Psychology, Individual Differences, Research Methods and Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology.
  • You will explore quantitative and qualitative research methods, as well as data analysis. This will help to prepare you to conduct your own research project, supported by a subject matter expert.
  • Ethics is an integral part of psychology; therefore, you will be taught research ethics and the wider application of ethics to the workplace and society.
  • The optional modules provide an insight into professional careers such as forensic, educational and health psychology.
  • Successful completion of the course currently leads to eligibility to register for Graduate Basis Chartered membership (GBC) with the BPS. Once registered, the GBC status allows you to apply for further postgraduate BPS accredited courses.
Professional links and accreditation: This course is currently accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS - and confers eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC). Please note that whilst successful completion of 60 credits may lead to the award of a PgCert and successful completion of 120 credits may lead to the award of a PgDip Psychology, neither will lead to the status of the GBC.


Core Modules Brain-Behaviour and Cognition Developmental and Social Psychology Individual Differences Research and Analysis Skills in Psychology Research Proposal in Psychology Research Project in Psychology Option Modules Plus one from the following option modules: Advanced Quantitative Methods in Psychology Forensic Psychology Health Psychology The Psychology of Education

Assessment method

The nature of assessment varies across modules but includes a combination of essays, reports, presentations and examinations. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

Entry requirements

You must satisfy the following requirements as defined by the BPS and have either: * An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in Psychology (or a similar subject) that has not been accredited by the BPS as leading to the GBC. * Or an Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a subject other than Psychology and GCSE Maths (or the equivalent at grade C or above). Due to the BPS requirements, it is not possible for you to gain accreditation for your prior learning.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £7900 Year 1
England £7900 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7900 Year 1
Scotland £7900 Year 1
Wales £7900 Year 1
Channel Islands £7900 Year 1
EU £16000 Year 1
International £16000 Year 1

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

Tuition fees for UK students will cover the cost of your study at the University. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see our Fees and Finance - Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X). If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office (mailto:[email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Psychology at University of Huddersfield - UCAS