Unique modules such as Professional Development and Applications of Professional Psychology enhance your future career prospects.
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It's not too late to apply, applications for our October intake close on Friday 29 September 2023.
Thinking of a career in psychology? Or just want to expand your knowledge in the field? Our MSc Psychology (Conversion) is a great place to start. Specifically designed for non-psychology graduates, this course is a great introduction to critical psychological skills, knowledge and values applied to real world contexts.
Successful completion of this course will allow you to pursue further education in the field of psychology (like a PhD), or enhance your employability in areas such as health, education, management or policing, and beyond. And we're in the process of applying for accreditation from the British Psychological Society (BPS), allowing you to progress to become a Chartered Psychologist after graduation.
Learn practical Psychology principles in the upcoming lab at our Leeds Campus. Equipped with experiment cubicles, an observation suite and VR equipment. Our Lab Technician will be on hand to assist with your experiments. Explore our Psychology Lab virtual tour below.
Here at The University of Law we want to ensure your studies can work around your life, which is why we choose to provide multiple start dates for our postgraduate courses. Our Psychology start dates are February, June and October annually. Our applications typically open 11 months prior to each intake.
You can also study this course online.
An undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above in any discipline (or equivalent).
Undergraduate Psychology degrees accredited by the BPS cannot be accepted for this programme.Entry requirements
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If you're looking for a more flexible approach to your studies, why not consider our online study option?
If you’re looking to make the change to psychological study and already have an undergraduate degree in another discipline, then our Master’s in Psychology Conversion course is your place to start.
On completion, you’ll be equipped with core knowledge and understanding of key psychological theories, principles and concepts, that can be applied to everyday life as well as a professional setting. You’ll have also built skills in scientific reasoning, be able to understand the role of evidence and make critical judgements in psychological arguments.
Employability is embedded into this course from the beginning. Our unique Professional Development and Applications of Professional Psychology modules will allow you to explore and prepare for your career while you study.
You’ll graduate with skills such as problem solving, research, communication and self-evaluation – competencies that can be applied to future studies, as well as enhancing your professional skills.
Why study the MSc Psychology (Conversion) with us?
NEUROSCIENCE OF BEHAVIOUR
This module is the study of the biological bases of human behaviour, using quantitative design and analysis and considering ethics. You will use methods including the recording of physiological signals and brain-imaging techniques to address questions such as: What is the relationship between genes and behaviour or bodily reactions and emotion? What is the purpose of sleep? How are memories stored in the brain?
In this module you will develop knowledge of theories, concepts, and research about human cognition. Covering a range of topics and approaches to understanding Cognition, including the historical roots, conceptual aspects to the subject area, social cognition, mental representation, decision making, memory, language, and consciousness.
PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES
Reviewing the main theories of personality and using contemporary empirical evidence you will explore the complex relationship between personality and behaviour. With sessions focusing on personality disorders and problems assessing and classifying such disorders, the module will also enable you to examine some of the broader societal issues relating to individual differences in personality.
SOCIAL AND CRITICAL PSYCHOLOGY
This module will introduce you to new topics within social psychology, but arguably more importantly, new perspectives by which to view topics such as social constructionism, social psychology of the self, problems of experimental social psychology, group performance and decision making, and crowd behaviour.
Exploring key theories of psychological development throughout the lifespan you will learn to think critically about these theories and consider how psychological wellbeing could be enhanced at every stage of a person’s development.
APPLICATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
In this module you will consider the pragmatic, ethical and methodological aspects of applying psychological principles and knowledge to real-life contexts by learning how psychology is used in a range of professional practices, such as health, education, sport and may other professional psychology careers, helping to inform your own future career choices.
By developing your ability to design psychological investigations and assess the data collected, and understanding the ethical implications of various methods used, on this module you will develop a range of transferable skills that are highly valued in employment settings, including communication, numeracy and critical thinking.
This module involves an independent research study in a clearly defined area of psychology involving both a theoretical and an empirical component. You will be supported by tutors to develop the study in an area that you are passionate about, helping bring to life the knowledge you have gained throughout the course with confidence.
A distinctive element of the course is our in-built Employability module, designed with our conversion students in mind. On this module you’ll be guided through identifying industry relevant experiences, building up a professional network, recognising and articulating your strengths and presenting these via your CV, professional applications, interviews and more. By the end of the module candidates will feel confident to approach graduate level employers and further education opportunities.
Study MSc Psychology (Conversion) Online starting October 2023, February 2024, June 2024 or October 2024
The course demands show you the requirements, prior knowledge and commitments our course will involve.
If you’re looking for the perfect combination of a flexible study programme to fit around your other commitments together with the benefit of our expertise, experience and employability focus, why not consider our online study option
To get a full picture of how studying this course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdown.
On this course, you’ll sit no exams. Instead, we use a variety of formative and summative assessments designed to meet the overall course and individual module learning outcomes, as well as allow you to demonstrate your knowledge in a variety of innovative formats. Assessment methods will include:
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Here at The University of Law we want to ensure your studies can work around your life, which is why we choose to provide multiple start dates for our postgraduate courses. Our Psychology start dates are February, June and October annually.
You can apply for the MSc Psychology (Conversion) directly with the University.
2023/24: UK £9,000
2023/24: International £14,500
By studying for a Master's degree you could be eligible for a Student Loans Company Postgraduate Loan of up to £12,167.
If you’re a ULaw alumnus, you may be eligible to receive our £1000 Academic Master's Alumni Discount.
See full details of course fees and payment structures on the fees and funding page.
We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.
If you are an international student and are coming to the UK to study, then you must apply to the Home Office for a visa. In most cases you will need to obtain a Student Route visa. In order to apply for this visa you must be sponsored by an education provider which is licensed by the UK Home Office.
The Home Office has also introduced a Graduate Work visa which allows Graduates to work flexibly, switch jobs and develop their career in the UK for 2 years post completion of a UK degree. The Graduate route is an unsponsored visa, meaning students will not need a job offer to apply for this visa.
Please note that the University does not currently provide visa sponsorship to students for part-time study. We also cannot sponsor students for online courses due to Home Office regulations.