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Psychology (Conversion) MSc / PgDip

Manchester Metropolitan University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Manchester Metropolitan University

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

OVERVIEW

Explore the history of modern psychology, the influence of our biology on behaviour, and the workings of the human brain. Develop a critical understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods. And, apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, the first step to becoming a chartered psychologist.

Designed for students who have a degree without accreditation from The British Psychological Society (BPS), our course allows you to qualify for the further professional training you’ll need to become a chartered psychologist in the UK.

We teach this course entirely online, covering each unit over a series of topic weeks. You’ll usually learn through ‘mini lectures’ (available as short podcasts), online discussions, readings from core texts (you will normally receive these as free e-books), and learning activities such as workbook exercises.

Some of the topics you’ll explore include how we remember things, how our identities are constructed, and how our perceptions change as we age. You’ll also have the opportunity to choose option units. Previous units include Educational Psychology, Forensic Psychology, and Counselling.

Our course is accredited by the British Psychological Society and, when you graduate, you can apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). Once you have GBC, you can continue with further study in a specialist area and become a chartered psychologist.

CAREER PROSPECTS

When you graduate, you’re eligible to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).

This is the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist in the UK and means that you can continue with further study to specialise in a particular field of psychology.

Depending upon the field of psychology you choose to specialise in the future, some of the places you might work in are local authorities, social services, prisons, sports clubs, the NHS or private hospitals, schools and rehabilitation centres.

For further information about Psychology careers, please consult the British Psychological Society.

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University information

Manchester Metropolitan University

  • University League Table

    54th

  • Campus address

    Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, Manchester, M15 6BH, England

The university welcomes a diverse international student population of over 3,500 students from more than 120 countries around the world.
Each year a range of welcome events are organised to help new students settle into university, explore the city and prepare for academic studies.
English courses can help to build language confidence and knowledge of UK culture. Students can study at the university's British Council accredited centre.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    63rd out of 118 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    128 60%

    50th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    61 61%

    66th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    60th

    10

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