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MSc Psychology (accredited conversion course)

University of Stirling

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Stirling

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Overview

This is an intensive Masters Psychology conversion course. It’s aimed at students who have a degree in another subject and want to 'convert' to Psychology. The course provides in-depth and accelerated training in the basics of psychology.

You’ll learn the key concepts and core knowledge of psychology, including social psychology, cognition, development, individual differences, biological bases of mind and behaviour. You’ll also develop your research skills with our specifically designed modules in research methods.

The course includes a one month placement to broaden your practical experience in psychology. You’ll carry out a three-month independent empirical research project under the supervision of a leading academic specialist. After completing the course, you will be able to apply for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society on a graduate basis. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Teaching

Our research-led teaching is delivered in a number of ways, including lectures, tutorials, demonstrations and practical classes, practical placement and one-to-one research supervision. Lectures are typically taken together with honours students, while small group specialist classes are generally taken with first-year PhD students or other postgraduate students (for example, in modules from other MSc courses).

Both taught and research postgraduates are integral to our research community and are expected to participate in our regular research discussion meetings and seminars. All students are provided with appropriate office space and equipment. In addition, each student is associated with an academic member of staff from Psychology.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 18,645per 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 Stirling

  • University League Table

    45th

  • Campus address

    University of Stirling, Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    28th out of 118 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    154 71%

    23rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67 67%

    44th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    41st

    64

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