12 months
22400 GBP/year
10900 GBP/year
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The science of behaviour and mind, feeling and thought - psychology is a fast-moving and engaging subject. The intensive and competitive MSc Psychology (Conversion) course at the University of Surrey is designed to let you pursue a career change into psychology.


Why choose this course

We also welcome applications if you already have a degree in psychology and need another degree to gain the graduate basis for chartered membership with the British Psychological Society.

What you will study

The MSc in Psychology (Conversion) at the University of Surrey will develop your knowledge of the theories and practical applications of contemporary psychology. We place particular emphasis on how psychology is applied in practice. You will learn about the core areas of psychology, such as social, developmental and cognitive psychology, the biological bases of psychology, and individual differences.

You will also develop the research and statistical skills you need to conduct independent research projects under our expert supervision.


This course is accredited by the British Psychology Society and meets the Society’s high standards.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Brain and behaviour with research methods
  • Fundamental concepts in social psychology with research methods
  • Statistics and data analysis for the msc in psychology (conversion)
  • Conceptual and historical issues in psychology (msc level)
  • Social and cognitive development with research methods
  • Personality, intelligence & psychopathology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Student insurance

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree, or a recognised international equivalent. 
  • A degree in human or natural sciences, human resources, medicine, social sciences, or social work is preferred.
  • GCSE Maths and English (Language/Literature) C are also required.
  • Applications with other degree subjects, or those without relevant GCSEs, to be considered by the Faculty on a case-by-case basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22400 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 22400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Guildford

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.


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