M.Sc. On Campus

Psychology Conversion

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

12 months
14500 GBP/year
7100 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Looking for a change of career? If your goal is to become a professional Psychologist, but you studied another subject at degree level, then the Psychology Conversion course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) offers you a flexible route towards the career you’re looking for.

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You’ll get to explore the full breadth of psychology and tailor your studies to your interests and career goals.

If you’re fascinated by the way people act, react and interact, Psychology sheds light on it all – giving you the chance to explore the mechanics of the human condition.

Why study with us

This is a flexible route for non-psychology graduates into further postgraduate training to become a professional psychologist.

You will receive Student Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS) as part of your course fees. This entitles you to access the member areas of the BPS website, careers resources, discounts on publications and receive their monthly magazine, providing you with an understanding of the latest developments within Psychology.

You’ll gain an accredited psychology qualification that confers Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Then, following further postgraduate training, you could become eligible for Chartered Membership (CPsychol).

Future careers

Successful completion of this Psychology Conversion course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) allows you to apply for further professional training in psychology. Depending on your career aspirations, you could opt to focus on specialist areas such as clinical psychology, health psychology, forensic psychology, child psychology or sport psychology.  

This degree course offers an ideal first step for a career in psychology. Many of our graduates aiming to work as professionals across this field go onto postgraduate training, including our own BPS-accredited master’s programmes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Essential Psychology: Concepts and History
  • Quantitative Psychological Research
  • Qualitative Psychological Research
  • Social & Developmental Psychology
  • Cognitive & Biological Psychology
  • The Psychology of Individual Differences
  • Psychology Conversion Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should hold at least 2:1 degree in related subject or equivalent in a subject that does not confer Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7100 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time: £785 per 20 credits (UK/EU)

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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