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Psychology

MSc Psychology (Conversion) Online*

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 currently in the process of applying for accreditation from the British Psychological Society (BPS), allowing you to progress to become a Chartered Psychologist after graduation.

*Subject to academic approval.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above in any discipline (or equivalent).

 

Full requirements

Duration options

12 months (full-time)

24 months (part-time, 2 days per week as a guide)

Next start date

October 2022

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Unique modules such as Professional Development and Applications of Professional Psychology enhance your future career prospects.

We have an overall 5 Star rating from QS World University Rankings and 5 stars in Teaching, Employability, Online Learning, Academic Development and Inclusiveness.

94% of postgraduate students in employment were in Highly Skilled Occupations 15 months after graduating (2018/19 Graduate Outcomes data).

Course Details

MSc Psychology (Conversion) Online

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?

  • Experts in conversion: We have a track record of converting students from one discipline to another – we’re the largest GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law) provider in the UK
  • Multiple study options: Choose from full-time and part-time (roughly 2 days per week), study online or at one of our campuses, so you can flex your studies around your lifestyle
  • Excellent employment prospects: 94% of postgraduate students in employment were in Highly Skilled Occupations 15 months after graduating (2018/19 Graduate Outcomes data)
  • Award-winning Employability support: From day one to beyond graduation, you’ll have access to 1:1 support from our experienced Employability Service.

Course Structure

  • Neuroscience of Behaviour
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Personality and Individual Differences
  • Social and Critical Psychology
  • Lifespan Development
  • Applications of Professional Psychology
  • Professional Development
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation

Year one

  • Neuroscience of Behaviour
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Social and Critical Psychology
  • Lifespan Development
  • Applications of Professional Psychology
  • Research Methods

Year two

  • Personality and Individual Differences
  • Professional Development
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation

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.

Course Start Dates

  • MSc Psychology (Conversion)
    • Full-time: Online
    • Part-time: Online
  • MSc Psychology (Conversion)
    • Full-time: Online
    • Part-time: Online
  • MSc Psychology (Conversion)
    • Full-time: Online
    • Part-time: Online

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Study On Campus

You can also study this course at our Leeds campus from October 2023. If you’re looking for a more traditional university experience, why not consider studying on campus?

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Course Information

 

To get a full picture of how you can fit the online courses around your existing commitments, we'll shortly share our course dates.

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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:

  • Written assignments
  • Research proposals
  • Practical reports
  • VLog assignments
  • Presentations
  • Posters
  • Education leaflets

 

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Full-time study

  • Terms one and two are for taught modules.
  • Term three is for the research and writing up of your dissertation.
  • In Term three you will also do our Professional Development module, which is non-credit bearing.

Part-time study

  • Terms one to four are for taught modules.
  • Terms five and six are for the research and writing up of your dissertation.
  • In Term five you will also do our Professional Development module, which is non-credit bearing.
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We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.

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Fees and Applying

 

Applications for October 2022 are now open.

You can apply for the MSc Psychology (Conversion) Online directly with the University.

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Course fees

2022/23: £9,000

By studying for Master's degree you could be eligible for a Student Loans Company Postgraduate Loan of up to £11,570.

See full details of course fees and payment structures on the fees and funding page.

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We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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