12 months
1723 GBP/module
945 GBP/module
Tuition fee
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Designed for students who have a degree without accreditation from The British Psychological Society (BPS), the Psychology (Conversion) course from Manchester Metropolitan University allows you to qualify for the further professional training you’ll need to become a chartered psychologist in the UK.

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We teach this course entirely online, covering each unit over a series of topic weeks. You’ll usually learn through ‘mini lectures’ (available as short podcasts), online discussions, readings from core texts (you will normally receive these as free e-books), and learning activities such as workbook exercises.

Some of the topics you’ll explore include how we remember things, how our identities are constructed, and how our perceptions change as we age. You’ll also have the opportunity to choose option units. Previous units include educational psychology, forensic psychology, and counselling.

The  Psychology (Conversion) course from Manchester Metropolitan University  is accredited by the BPS and, when you graduate, you can apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). Once you have GBC, you can continue with further study in a specialist area and become a chartered psychologist.


When you graduate, you’re eligible to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).

This is the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist in the UK and means that you can continue with further study to specialise in a particular field of psychology.

Depending upon the field of psychology you choose to specialise in the future, some of the places you might work in are local authorities, social services, prisons, sports clubs, the NHS or private hospitals, schools and rehabilitation centres.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Qualitative Methods in Psychology
  • Quantitative Methods in Psychology
  • Fundamentals of Social and Developmental Psychology
  • Fundamentals of Cognitive and Biological Psychology
  • Individual Differences
  • Dissertation (Psychology)
  • Personal and Professional Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


180 alternative credits

PGDip - 120 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
89 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In accordance with the British Psychological Society's requirements, applicants are required to hold a minimum of a lower second class (2:2) UK honours degree (or international equivalent).
  • Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.
  • Applicants to the MSc route need not have studied any Psychology before.
  • Applicants to the PgDip route must have studied 60 credits of Psychology at Level 4 or above.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1723 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1723 GBP per module and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    945 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 945 GBP per module and a duration of 12 months.
  • UK and EU students: Distance learning fee: £945 per 20 credits studied per year.
  • Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Distance learning fee: £1723 per 20 credits studied per year. 


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