12 months
26500 GBP/year
11050 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Psychology (Conversion) course at University of Nottingham is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in psychology, who do not have a first degree in the subject. It will give you the breadth of knowledge you need, while enabling you to explore your interests in greater depth.   


Key facts

In the School of Psychology, we are transforming lives and shaping the future with our teaching and research. Our work has real-world impact. For example, our research is contributing to better treatment of autistic people in the criminal justice system, and greater understanding of why drivers often fail to see motorcyclists at junctions.

One of our greatest strengths is the breadth of topics we specialise in. This is reflected in our research areas, which include:

  • accident research
  • neuroscience
  • cognition and language
  • human development and learning
  • social psychology and health


Graduates of the Psychology (Conversion) course at University of Nottingham can find rewarding careers in clinical, health, educational, and occupational psychology, and criminology. Psychologists are also welcome in many other contexts, such as human resources, management and marketing.

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations such as the UK Government, the NHS and charities. 

MSc students may also continue onto PhD level.


Accredited by the British Psychological Society

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology
  • Personality and Individual Differences
  • Neuroscience and Behaviour
  • Social and Development Psychology
  • Empirical Research Project - Psychology (Conversion) MSc
  • Cognitive Psychology 
  • Statistical Methods 
  • Practical Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • MSc: 2:1 (or international equivalent) and a maths qualification equivalent to at least a grade 4 (C) at GCSE.
  • PGDip: 2.2 (or international equivalent) with 60 credits of psychology and a maths qualification equivalent to at least a grade 4 (C) at GCSE.
  • IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 in each element)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11050 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Nottingham

583 - 978 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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