• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
This Psychology Conversion course at Middlesex University aims to provide you with a sound knowledge of psychology, having been developed to impart the advanced knowledge required to serve your interests and career aspirations. Based at our Hendon Campus in London, you will benefit from the experience of our dedicated and enthusiastic staff. 

About

Why study MSc Psychology Conversion course at Middlesex University ?

This conversion course is for graduates intending to pursue a career in psychology who wish to acquire the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society. You may have a degree in another subject but wish to either change career or pursue your interest in psychology in more depth. Students are introduced to the broad range of theoretical and methodological approaches to psychology and are encouraged to develop a critical approach to studies, evaluating theory and evidence accordingly.

By the end of this course, you will be able to perform quantitative and qualitative data analyses and use statistical software to analyse complex data. You will design, implement, analyse and communicate independent and group project work to an advanced level culminating in a dissertation on an agreed topic. You will also be able to design and run experiments and use psycho-physiological equipment to gather and interpret data. You will have gained knowledge in the core areas in psychology and be able to apply research skills across domains.

Course highlights

  • We have excellent employment results with over 90% of our psychology graduates are employed within six months of completing their degree
  • This course complies with the QAA benchmarks and is accredited with the BPS for eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC)
  • The psychology teaching and research facilities are unrivalled. They include fully equipped lecture theatres and tutorial spaces, a psychophysiology laboratory, social observation laboratories, an auditory cognition laboratory, and testing cubicles
  • The academics are regularly and widely published, and 95% of our research is internationally recognised. 
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Career opportunities

There are strong employment prospects for Psychology graduates and salaries in this field are excellent. The range of professional skills that psychology graduates develop ensures that they are highly valued across the economy.

Graduates from this programme will have the opportunity to develop the skills of data research, critical analysis, oral, written and visual communication, reasoned debate, understanding theoretical concepts, and policy analysis. These are highly transferrable and are valued by employers across all sectors.

Accreditation

The MSc is accredited by the British Psychological Society and successful completion of the programme to the required standard provides students with GBC (Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership) with the society. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research: Practice and Reporting 
  • Brain, Body and Mind 
  • Research and Issues in Applied Psychology
  • Advanced Research Methods 
  • Social, Personality and Individual Differences

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: We recommend applying as early as possible for your chosen postgraduate course to ensure you are granted a place.
  • 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
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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    87

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

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).

General Requirements

  • We generally consider applicants with an upper second class degree (2:1). However, applicants who have a lower second class degree (2:2) with high module grades may be considered.
  • We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications equivalent to an honours degree

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
UK/EU 
  • Part-time per taught credit: £61;  per dissertation credit: £30
International
  • Part-time per taught credit: £93; per dissertation credit: £46

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • The Alumni Bursary
  • Arts and Creative Industries scholarship
  • Business scholarship
  • Health and Education scholarship
  • Law, Criminology and Social Sciences scholarship
  • Postgraduate Support Bursary
  • Professional Enhancement scholarship
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) scholarship
  • The Middlesex University Food Practical Prize
  • The SureFoot Solutions Food Safety Dissertation Project Prize

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