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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The Psychology (accredited conversion course) programme offered by the University of Stirling is a conversion course. It’s aimed at students who have a degree in another subject and want to 'convert' to Psychology. The course provides in-depth and accelerated training in the basics of psychology.

About

You’ll learn the key concepts and core knowledge of psychology, including social psychology, cognition, development, individual differences, biological bases of mind and behaviour. You’ll also develop your research skills with our specifically designed modules in research methods.

The Psychology (accredited conversion course) programme offered by the University of Stirling includes a one month placement to broaden your practical experience in psychology. You’ll carry out a three-month independent empirical research project under the supervision of a leading academic specialist.

Career opportunities

  • Graduates of this course are well placed for careers in clinical and health psychology, educational psychology and teaching, and human resources management and personnel.
  • The skills you gain are also readily transferable to other careers, as you will leave able to analyse complex forms of data and communicate ideas clearly to others, and with a good understanding of human behaviour.
  • Completion of this course gives Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Accreditation

  • The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
  • After completing the course, you will be able to apply for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society on a graduate basis. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Core Psychology 
    • Analysis Methods in Psychological Research
    • Research Placement
    • Core Psychology 
    • Psychology (Conversion) Dissertation

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • More details:
      • We accept applications throughout the year. 
      • If you’re an international student we recommend you apply at least eight weeks before the start date of your course.
    • Programme intensity

      You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

      Full-time
      • Full-time duration 12 months
      Part-time
      • Average part-time duration 27 months
      • Intensity Flexible
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus
    • More information Go to the programme website

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:

      80

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    • Minimum required score:

      6

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    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: Upper Second Class

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    A minimum of a second class honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent.

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    Tuition Fee

    • International

      15948 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 15950 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
    • EU/EEA

      6504 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 6500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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    Living costs for Stirling

    • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
      Living Costs

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

    Funding

    • There are typically five £1,000 bursaries to contribute towards fees or maintenance costs for students beginning a taught MSc course. All students formally accepted onto the MSc course are eligible to apply for these awards. Funding will be made based on both previous experience and academic record, but preference will be given to applicants intending to stay at Stirling to pursue a PhD following completion of the MSc course.
    • If you’re an international student you may be entitled to the University of Stirling International Postgraduate Taught International Excellence Scholarship – giving a £5,000 reduction in the cost of your annual tuition fees.

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