MSc Psychology


Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), this is a specialist conversion course designed for non-Psychology graduates who wish to pursue a career as a psychologist. It confers eligibility for students to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS, which is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

You’ll gain a thorough grounding in core psychological theories and methodologies, as well as their origins, history and development.

You’ll be taught by our highly respected and experienced course team, which includes Chartered Members and Associate Fellows of the BPS on the Register of Qualified Level A Psychometric Practitioners and those who sit on the Board of the Psychology Teaching Review. Please note staff may be subject to change. Their teaching excellence has been recognised as Associate Fellows, Fellows or Senior Fellows of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

This course is accredited and recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) & Chartered Management Institute.

Course information

The course has been designed to meet the accreditation criteria of the British Psychological Society (BPS) to confer eligibility to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) on successful completion.

You will have the opportunity to build the knowledge and skills necessary to fully appreciate the depth and breadth essential to the study of psychology, encompassing traditional and contemporary psychological models, theories and methodologies. Some of the specialist modules allow us to look at how psychology is applied in specific contexts. For example, the ‘Applied Psychology’ module considers its impact within the modern-day world - in counselling, clinical, forensic, educational, sport, work and health psychology.

Career prospects

Psychology is used professionally in all areas of life, from education and health to the economy and crime. Psychologists help people of all ages – from young children to teenagers, adults and the elderly. They support people facing a wide range of circumstances, from the bereaved to those made redundant, victims of crime to the mentally ill.

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  • Research Methods in Psychology 1 - 20 credits
  • Biological Psychology - 10 credits
  • Developmental Psychology - 10 credits
  • Origins and Concepts of Psychology - 10 credits
  • Project Planning and Ethics in Psychology - 10 credits
  • Research Methods in Psychology 2 - 20 credits
  • Cognitive Psychology - 10 credits
  • Social Psychology - 10 credits
  • Applying Psychology - 10 credits
  • Individual Differences in Psychology - 10 credits
  • Independent Psychology Project - 50 credits
  • Global Professional Development - Leading and Creating Organisational Health and Wellbeing - 10 credits
  • £18,600 Per Year

    International student tuition fee

    1 Year


    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024
    • January 2025

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time