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Psychology (Conversion) MSc

University of Surrey

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Stag Hill

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why choose this course

Psychology is the science of behaviour and the mind. On our MSc Psychology (Conversion) course, we’ll challenge your world view and allow you to explore problems from a different perspective. This course is designed for individuals looking for a career change into the highly diverse field of psychology.

We’ll equip you with in depth subject knowledge and a broad set of transferable skills sought by a wide range of employers.

On successful completion of this course, you'll have the academic requirements needed to apply with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

What you will study

Our MSc Psychology (Conversion) course will develop your knowledge of the theories and practical applications of contemporary psychology, with emphasis on how psychology is applied in practice. You'll learn about the core areas of psychology, such as cognitive, developmental and social psychology, the biological bases of psychology, and individual differences. You’ll explore the brain, behaviour, personality, and psychopathology, building an understanding of the conceptual and historical issues in psychology.

You'll develop the research and statistical skills you need to conduct independent research projects under our expert supervision. You’ll also complete a research dissertation that will allow you to carry out experiments and start or join existing projects on important topics in the field. We’ll match your interests with the expertise of our academic staff, ensuring you get the best support possible. These collaborations have seen previous students’ work being published in top-tier journals.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.

On successful completion of this course, you'll have academic requirements needed to apply with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Over 94% of our graduates from this course go on to full-time employment or further study.* Our alumni complete additional study to take on roles as clinical psychologists, educational psychologists, occupational psychologists, and sport and exercise psychologists, in addition to counsellors and therapists. Graduates go on to work for NHS trusts, healthcare organisations, and charities, amongst others.

Application deadline

22 July 2021

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 21,700per year

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 Surrey

  • University League Table

    34th

  • Campus address

    University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, England

The University of Surrey has over 140 nationalities in its international community.
35% of the university’s student population is from outside the UK.
Surrey has over 90 university partners across the globe.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 118 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    149 69%

    29th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    15th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    65th

    41

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