12 months
14500 GBP/year
7800 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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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.

Visit the official programme website for more information


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.

How can we improve our ability to detect lies? What role does stress play in our lives? How can professionals improve their performance at work? How can we improve the mental health and wellbeing of society? Psychology offers the answers to these questions and more – helping you learn how to apply scientific methods to measure, understand and explain beliefs, decision-making processes and behaviour across a wide range of psychological settings.

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.


Accredited by the British Psychological Society. 

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
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

UK students can apply all year round.


180 alternative credits



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
  • Applicants holding a 2:2 honours degree showing good final year performance and previous experience of psychology may apply

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

    7800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7800 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time: £867 per 20 credits (UK)

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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