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Psychology (Conversion), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Abingdon, United Kingdom
A MSc Psychology (Conversion) at the BPP University is for graduates looking for a career in psychology who did not study it as an undergraduate degree. 
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The MSc Psychology (Conversion) at the BPP University is taught by research-active staff through a mix of tutor-led presentations, student-led sessions and discussions, work in small groups, student presentations, independent learning and project work.

Why choose the MSc Psychology [Conversion]? 

  • Provides weekly pre-recorded lectures for all modules that can be downloaded, played and stored, allowing you greater flexibility in learning
  • Approximately 70% of course delivery is made up of classroom-based interactive workshops that consolidate knowledge gained from the lectures
  • Taught by research-active academics in psychology, covering a broad spectrum of research areas
  • Provides you a mixture of theoretical and practical knowledge necessary if you wish to become a chartered psychologist
  • Provides you with a critical understanding of the theories, research evidence and research methodologies relevant to all core fields of psychology
  • Prepares you for a wide range of career opportunities through the development of a range of professional, practical, and academic skills
  • Personal tutoring scheme ensures you have your own dedicated tutor for pastoral and academic support
  • Accredited by the British Psychological Society

BPP University Psychology research

The Psychology Department at BPP University conducts research under three main themes. These are:

  • Psychology of Health and Illness
  • Social, Political and Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology


  • Research Opportunities 
  • Careers Service

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology  
  •  Cognitive Psychology 
  •  Developmental Psychology 
  •  Statistics and Quantitative Data Analysis in Psychology  
  •  Research Methods and Qualitative Data Analysis in Psychology  
  •  Social Psychology 
  •  Biological Psychology 
  •  Personality and Individual Differences

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower 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).

General Requirements

You should hold a minimum:

  • Lower second class honours degree (or international equivalent) in any discipline
  • GSCE Maths at grade C or above

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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