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MScPsychology (Conversion Degree)

Tuition fee £11,700.00 per year
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This MSc is an excellent fast-track route suitable for appropriately qualified individuals who do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology but who wish to study core areas of psychology and pursue a career in psychology. The programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). GBC is necessary if a student is interested in becoming a chartered psychologist.

The programme is also suitable for those who have obtained a previous degree in psychology (home and overseas) that is not recognised by the BPS, and it may also be of particular interest to health and social care professionals with some background in psychology at degree level.

The programme provides a broad scientific education in psychology with a strong grounding in psychological theories and research methods, and explores how psychological research is conducted, analysed and reported. The programme is delivered through a series of guided learning exercises, culminating in an independent research project. Students receive carefully designed academic support throughout the programme.

Students develop a strong understanding of psychology as a discipline and acquire a range of skills, including critical thinking and analytical and research skills. On successful completion of the programme students will be able to evaluate, interpret and integrate arguments, evidence and empirical findings. These skills are appropriate to psychology as a discipline and suitable for a diverse range of employment opportunities.

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The aims of the programme are:

To teach students a scientific understanding of mind, brain, behaviour and experience, and the complex interactions between these
To foster students’ understanding of real-life applications of theory to the full range of experience and behaviour
To help them develop a range of research skills and methods for investigating experience and behaviour, culminating in an ability to conduct research independently
To develop their knowledge, leading to an ability to analyse, discuss and critically evaluate theory, research findings and applications.

Programme structure

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Brain, Behaviour and Cognition (30 credits)
Individual Differences and Abnormal Psychology (30 credits)
Applied Psychology Project (60 credits)
Research Methods in Psychology (30 credits)
Advanced Developmental Psychology (15 credits)
Social Psychology: Current Social Issues (Level 7) (15 credits)

Career opportunities

Opportunities are available in business, commerce, counselling and education (with additional training), research, human resource management and the social sciences.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States