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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Paisley Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

OVERVIEW

Our MSc Psychology (Conversion) is designed for those who possess an Honours degree in a discipline other than psychology, or a non-accredited psychology Honours degree and wish to specialise in psychology. It is professionally recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and represents the first step to becoming a chartered psychologist.

Through the degree you will gain a scientific understanding of the mind, brain and behaviour. Key skills will be developed in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data, which in turn will contribute to an understanding of the research and investigation process.

A strong applied focus reflects the teaching and research strengths of the psychology group, with emphasis on the importance of employability. We support students in developing and recognising both generic and transferable skills.

Professionally Recognised

The MSc is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). On completion, you will be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS. This in turn offers the possibility of pursuing a career pathway in psychology.

Teaching & Assessment

You will be engaged in learning and teaching through various face-to-face events including:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Group work
  • Inquiry-based and student centred asynchronous learning

Our course provides a variety of integrated learning and assessment opportunities and experiences which will increase your:

  • Discipline skills
  • Knowledge
  • Understanding

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,000overall cost

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

University information

University of the West of Scotland

  • University League Table

    109th

  • Campus address

    University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BE, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    85th out of 118 23

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    125 58%

    55th

    23
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54 54%

    94th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    86th

    66

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