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Psychological (Conversion) MSc

University of Glasgow

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    30 months

Course summary

In this programme you will learn to see the world differently and develop a deeper understanding of the human mind. Regardless of your prior experience with psychology, you will explore this complex yet fascinating subject to develop a broad and critical awareness of psychological theory and practice, as well as practical experience in innovative research methods. Our aim is to help students develop enquiring, problem-oriented minds with sufficient awareness of important research and applications in psychology to enable successful pursuit of careers in psychology and related disciplines.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • This conversion programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is designed to provide you with an opportunity to develop intellectual, practical, and professional skills that will be helpful in your future career, whatever that may be.
  • Upon graduating from our programme, you can apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS. With a GBC, you can then go on to further study in a specialist area and become a chartered psychologist.

Programme outcomes

  • Critically evaluate principal and specialised theories of psychology.
  • Identify, interpret and evaluate contemporary and historical research in psychology.
  • Evaluate ways in which psychological theory can inform practice.
  • Identify the ethical issues raised when people participate in psychological research or receive psychological treatment.
  • Review the contrasting perspectives as to the nature of science and critically evaluate the extent to which Psychology may be considered scientific.
  • Critically evaluate the influence of social, cultural and historical factors on psychological theory and research.
  • Evaluate psychological research design and methodologies
  • Use a range of statistics and research methodologies appropriate to psychology
  • Demonstrate programming skills in R
  • Design and conduct an original, significant empirical research project on a psychological topic.

CAREER PROSPECTS

This MSc can function as both a feeder for a PhD, Clinical Psychology Doctorate, or as an industry-focused qualification.

On successful completion of the Masters you will be able to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society. This will allow you to go on to further study in specialised areas of psychology.

Graduates of this programme are well placed for careers in clinical and health psychology, educational psychology and teaching. The skills you gain are also readily transferable to other industries.

Application deadline

13 September 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 15,000overall cost

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

University information

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University of Glasgow

  • University League Table

    19th

  • Campus address

    University of Glasgow, The Fraser Building, 65 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G12 8QQ, Scotland

A wide range of international scholarships are available including International Excellence scholarships and postgraduate awards.
Meet students from across the university with over 250 clubs and societies available – ranging from international student societies to the Harry Potter society.
Pre-sessional English language provision available prior to starting university, and English language support options throughout the duration of study.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 118 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    194 90%

    5th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    13th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%

    105th

    4

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