Psychology (Conversion)

University of Surrey

12 months
21000 GBP/year
10300 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The science of behavior and mind, feeling and thought - psychology is a fast-moving and engaging subject. The intensive and competitive Psychology (Conversion) programme at the University of Surrey sets you on the path for an exciting career change as you immerse yourself into the fascinating world of 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) course 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

Modules include:

  • Academic Research Training
  • Brain And Behaviour With Research Methods
  • Fundamental Concepts In Social Psychology With Research Methods
  • Statistics And Data Analysis For The Msc In Psychology (Conversion)
  • Cognitive Psychology With Research Methods
  • Conceptual And Historical Issues In Psychology
  • Personality, Intelligence & Psychopathology
  • Social And Cognitive Development With Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative 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.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).
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

  • 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

  • International

    21000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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