12 months
13750 GBP/year
8950 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Would you like to fast-track your route to Chartered Psychologist status? This Psychology Conversion at the University of West London is designed to make you eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS) on graduation. Gaining GBC will be your first step to chartered status.


The Psychology Conversion at the University of West London will focus on enhancing your critical thinking and research skills, preparing you for your dissertation and future career.  You will learn from active research staff with specialisms in areas that include applied gender psychology, the effects of ageing on decision-making and personality.

As this is a Masters-level psychology conversion course, you will also develop your critical thinking and the skills and knowledge to plan, implement and report psychological research. 

Small tutor-led sessions will support your academic skills development, including the ability to use referencing and writing styles correctly. We will also support your personal development in the key areas of time management and project planning. During the course your skills and knowledge will be assessed through:

  • research reports
  • oral and poster presentations
  • written examinations
  • essays


Graduates from this course usually move into one of the following:

  • employment as a research or psychology assistant
  • PhD study
  • DClin Psychology or DEd Psychology training
  • human resource management
  • social sciences
  • counselling (with further training)
  • education (with further training)


This course is accredited by the BPS and will cover the core content you need to apply for GBC membership as a successful graduate.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychology Research Methods
  • Development Across the Lifespan 
  • Social and Cross-Cultural Psychology 
  • Cognition and Neuropsychology 
  • Personality and Intelligence in Psychology 
  • Applied Biological Psychology
  • MSc Psychology Conversion Dissertation  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You should have:

  • an honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or equivalent
  • Maths and English GCSE or Level 2 equivalent

We may also offer you a place based on relevant experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications are considered individually. 

  • You need to meet our English language requirement.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13750 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8950 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK/EU: £4,475
  • International: £6,875

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Scholarships and bursaries offered by UWL offer only a partial contribution to fees, students are advised to research a combination of funding sources for their studies. Each student will be granted a maximum of one scholarship or bursary from their applications, the highest value reduction will be applied.

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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