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Psychology (Conversion)

University of St Andrews

12 months
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25450 GBP/year
10395 GBP/year
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About

The MSc in Psychology (Conversion) at the University of St Andrews is a conversion route for students who hold an undergraduate Honours degree in a subject other than psychology. The programme provides a detailed knowledge of the core areas of psychology and principal theoretical and methodological issues in the field.

Overview

The MSc in Psychology (Conversion) at the University of St Andrews is a full-time taught postgraduate programme run by the School of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Highlights

  • The course equips students with the necessary skills to pursue a research degree at MPhil or PhD level in the area of psychology or to go on to a clinical training programme.
  • Students have access to laboratories in neurophysiology, psychopharmacology, psychophysics, animal learning and cognition, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and social psychology.
  • The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society and therefore fulfils the requirements for entry to most UK PhD programmes in psychology.

Careers

Most of our students intend to pursue a career in research or clinical psychology. Thus, many of our graduates go on to research assistantships or PhD places. Others have obtained positions in government, healthcare, or business. 

Please note that the MSc focuses on psychology as a science rather than as a clinical service, but many of our graduates pursue careers by obtaining research assistantships at teaching hospitals or other mental health centres. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Conceptual Issues and Theoretical Perspectives
  • Assessment in Clinical Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Quantitative Research in Social Science
  • Methods of Data Analysis in Psychology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in a subject other than psychology.
  • CV or résumé. This should include your personal details with a history of your education and employment to date
  • personal statement (500 words)
  • sample of academic written work (2,000 words)
  • two original signed academic references
  • academic transcripts and degree certificates
  • evidence of English language proficiency (required if English is not your first language).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25450 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10395 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10395 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for St Andrews

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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