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Psychology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
This conversion Psychology course from Staffordshire University is for students who wish to pursue a career in psychology but who have an undergraduate degree in another subject, or have a Psychology degree that isn’t accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
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Overview

The Psychology course from Staffordshire University conversion course covers all core areas of psychology as defined by the BPS, and successful completion of the course will make you eligible to apply for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) from the BPS. You’ll also be able to choose a specialist option module.

You can complete the course in one academic year, between September and July, enabling you to apply for work or further study in the September following enrolment.

You’ll receive high levels of support from our staff, including our award-winning technicians, and will benefit from the lab facilities at our multi-million pound Science Centre, including:

  • The Psychological Human Sciences Suite (including EEG, galvanic skin response, hormone assessment and pain stimulation)
  • Cognitive Laboratories and Observation Suites (with eye-tracking and specialist software, video and audio recording facilities)

Our staff research activity underpins the course delivery, with many modules reflecting their interests and expertise.

Careers

After completing this course you’ll be eligible for postgraduate and/or training to become a qualified psychologist.

Psychologists can be employed to serve educational establishments at all levels, from primary school to university; or within the NHS, including Primary Care Trusts. Some psychologists work in prisons and some in clinical settings.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Cognitive & Biological Determinants of Behaviour 
  • Further Research Methods in Psychology
  • Psychology Dissertation
  • Research Methods in Psychology 
  • Typical & Atypical Development 
  • Understanding the Social World

Detailed Programme Facts

  • 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 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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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’ll normally need:

  • A minimum 2:2 Honours degree in Psychology not accredited by the BPS
or
  • A minimum 2:2 Honours degree in a discipline other than Psychology
If your first language is not English, you must have achieved Level 7 on all components of IELTS (or equivalent).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14496 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7848 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7850 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Part time: UK/EU: £3,915 per year 

Living costs for Stoke-on-Trent

  • 550 - 850 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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