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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of West London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Would you like to fast-track your route to Chartered Psychologist status? This psychology conversion course is designed to make you eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS) on graduation. Gaining GBC will be your first step to chartered status.

Your course will focus on enhancing your critical thinking and research skills, preparing you for your dissertation and future career.

You will learn from active research staff with specialisms in areas that include applied gender psychology, the effects of ageing on decision-making and personality.

Course detail

This course is accredited by the BPS and will cover the core content you need to apply for GBC membership as a successful graduate.

As this is a Masters-level psychology conversion course, you will also develop your critical thinking and the skills and knowledge to plan, implement and report psychological research.

Small tutor-led sessions will support your academic skills development, including the ability to use referencing and writing styles correctly. We will also support your personal development in the key areas of time management and project planning. During the course your skills and knowledge will be assessed through:

  • research reports
  • oral and poster presentations
  • written examinations
  • essays

You will be aided by experienced teaching staff who are active in research. Their expertise will open up opportunities for you to choose an area of specialism and complete your dissertation on a topic of interest. You will also develop your understanding of relevant research methodologies.

The MSc Psychology Conversion degree will also help you to gain a wide range of transferable skills in:

  • analysis
  • communication
  • statistics
  • IT
  • independence and team working

These skills will make you an attractive graduate to employers in a range of industries.

Study & career progression

Graduates from this course usually move into one of the following:

  • employment as a research or psychology assistant
  • PhD study
  • DClin Psychology or DEd Psychology training
  • human resource management
  • social sciences
  • counselling (with further training)
  • education (with further training).

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,000per 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 West London

  • University League Table

    77th

  • Campus address

    University of West London, St Mary's Road, Ealing, W5 5RF, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    51st out of 118 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    108 50%

    92nd

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    24th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.31 86%

    5th

    1

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