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Psychology (Conversion) MSc

University of Surrey
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
October 2021
Application deadline: 22 July 2021

Program description

Psychology (Conversion) MSc

Psychology is the science of behaviour and the mind. On our MSc Psychology (Conversion) course, we’ll challenge your world view and allow you to explore problems from a different perspective. This course is designed for individuals looking for a career change into the highly diverse field of psychology.

We’ll equip you with in depth subject knowledge and a broad set of transferable skills sought by a wide range of employers.

On successful completion of this course, you'll have the academic requirements needed to apply with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Admission requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree, or a recognised international equivalent.

A degree in human or natural sciences, human resources, medicine, social sciences, or social work is preferred.

GCSE Maths and English (Language/Literature) C are also required.

Applications with other degree subjects, or those without relevant GCSEs, to be considered by the Faculty on a case-by-case basis.

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

  • Academic research training
  • Brain and behaviour with research methods
  • Fundamental concepts in social psychology with research methods
  • Statistics and data analysis for the msc in psychology (conversion)
  • Cognitive psychology with research methods
  • Conceptual and historical issues in psychology (msc level)
  • Personality, intelligence & psychopathology
  • Social and cognitive development with research methods
  • Dissertation

Tuition fees

  • Tuition fees for UK/EU students: £10,600
  • Tuition fees for Overseas students: £21,700

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Career opportunities

Over 94% of our graduates from this course go on to full-time employment or further study. Our alumni complete additional study to take on roles as clinical psychologists, educational psychologists, occupational psychologists, and sport and exercise psychologists, in addition to counsellors and therapists. Graduates go on to work for NHS trusts, healthcare organisations, and charities, amongst others.

The broad and transferrable skills that you’ll develop are also highly relevant in other fields, including advertising, consultancy, human resources, recruitment, and teaching. Many of our graduates also go on to complete a PhD, conducting in-depth research in an area of personal interest.

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University of Surrey

University of Surrey

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University of Surrey

388 Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford, Surrey

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