You will be taught by academics from the Division of Psychology with a wide ranging area of research expertise, engaging you with a diverse range of perspectives. The Psychology (conversion) programme is designed to equip you with key theoretical perspectives and practical knowledge within some of the core areas of psychology.
MSc Psychology Conversion programme at the University of Northampton is designed to equip you with key theoretical perspectives and practical knowledge within some of the core areas of psychology at Masters level.
You will study from a core curriculum within some of the key areas within psychology, through a range of modules which allow them to develop further capabilities already achieved through studying at undergraduate level such as undertaking independent research projects. The core curriculum will also provide you with a sound knowledge of theoretical, professional and policy issues in psychology.
The course is available full time or part-time. The part-time option is two years with the dissertation being submitted in January following the two years of the study. However, if you wish, and with the agreement of your supervisor, you can submit the dissertation in October of the final year of study.
The course is flexible, and offers you choices within their programmes in accordance with personal and professional requirements. This includes a variety of modes of study and attendance through which awards can be gained.
Successful completion of the programme is a recognised pathway into careers within the areas of psychological professional practice and for undertaking further academic qualifications in Psychology, i.e. PhD, Professional Doctorates.
In addition, the research skills/core modules are beneficial for student careers within both public sector and private sector organisations. Students can progress into teaching Psychology at Secondary Institutions/Further Education Institutions (please note additional teaching qualifications may be necessary).
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
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You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper 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).
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