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MSc Experimental Psychology (Conversion)

University of Bristol

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Clifton Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Programme overview

This MSc conversion programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). It is designed for students from non-psychology backgrounds and provides training in the theories and methods of contemporary psychological science. After successfully completing the programme, you will be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the BPS, which is a prerequisite for pursuing a career in psychology.

You will learn the theories of social, cognitive, developmental, biological and individual differences psychology, and develop the skills to understand and apply the research on which these theories are based. You will also learn how to design experiments and analyse data to provide valid answers to meaningful psychological research questions.

In your dissertation, you will combine these skills and knowledge to develop, carry out and report on a substantial piece of original, empirical research.

Teaching and dissertation supervision is undertaken by internationally renowned academics, who employ a variety of teaching and assessment methods (eg lectures, seminars, tutorials, laboratories, essays, reports, examinations, presentations). These methods help you to develop transferable skills, such as critical thinking, psychological and scientific literacy, research skills, teamwork, and oral and written communication skills, which are valued by employers across a wide range of industries. They also help to prepare you for further postgraduate study in psychology.

Careers

Students enrolled on conversion programmes are commonly seeking to move into psychology from other disciplines. They are often interested in careers as chartered psychologists, specialising in areas such as clinical, educational, health, sport, counselling, forensic, occupational, neuro or research psychology.

Successful completion of an accredited conversion programme provides eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society, which is the first step along any of these professional pathways.

Students who are not planning further postgraduate study will still benefit from the psychological knowledge and transferable skills developed during a conversion programme. Such knowledge and skills are directly relevant to a wide variety of careers in industries as diverse as health, education, marketing, research, law, finance, human resources and public service.

Application deadline

19 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 22,300per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Bristol

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Bristol, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TH, England

Bristol is one of the UK’s leading research universities, with a curriculum informed by the latest research and degrees taught by expert academics.
Around a quarter of Bristol students are international, with students from over 150 countries helping to create a friendly and diverse community.
The Careers Service offers advice, events and resources for international students during their studies and for up to three years after graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 118 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    158 76%

    18th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82.0 82%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.51 70%

    116th

    26

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