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About

The Psychology (accredited conversion course) intensive Masters course from University of Stirling covers the basics of psychology, designed for students who have a degree in another subject but want to convert to Psychology.

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Overview

After introducing Psychology to you as a biological and social science, we will cover topics as diverse as brain functioning, child development, and social behaviour. You will also develop your research skills with our specifically designed modules in research methods. You will get hands-on experience designing and conducting experiments, working in high-end specialist labs and in our on-site kindergarten, the only such facility in the UK. You will develop a deep knowledge and understanding of mind and behaviour, coupled with excellent practical and transferable skills, all of which will offer you a wide and diverse choice of careers.

The Psychology (accredited conversion course) course from University of Stirling  is delivered by what the British Psychological Society (BPS) commended as a proactive, approachable, and engaged programme team. The BPS also recognised not only our approach to teaching, which help students’ personal and professional development, but also our personalised system of student support and feedback, which helps to nurture a close-knit academic community.

The course includes a four week placement to broaden your practical experience in psychology. You will carry out a six month independent empirical research project under the supervision of a leading academic specialist. 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.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this course are well placed for careers in any area of Psychology such as clinical and health psychology, educational psychology and occupational psychology.

A degree in Psychology would also be a valuable asset for careers in areas such as human resources management, teaching, life coaching, market research and many others.

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 programme is accredited by The British Psychological Society.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantitative Analysis Methods in Psychological Research
  • The Development of the Self in the Social World
  • Cognition and the Human Brain
  • Placement (4 weeks)
  • Qualitative Analysis Methods in Psychological Research
  • Psychology (Conversion) Dissertation

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International applicants requiring a student visa are advised to apply at least eight weeks in advance of the start date.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a second class honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent.
  • If you don’t currently meet the academic requirements for this course, INTO University of Stirling offers a variety of preparation programmes that can earn you the qualifications and skills you need for direct entry.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19145 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19145 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    8200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8200 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

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

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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