• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Psychological Sciences (Conversion) programme from Brunel University London provides sound knowledge of different approaches to the study of behaviour within the core areas of psychology. You will develop analytic expertise and research skills, creating a solid basis for further advanced study within the discipline (e.g. PhD, ClinPsyD, DEdPsy).

About

Psychological Sciences (Conversion) programme from Brunel University London leads to a postgraduate qualification for students who have not studied psychology at undergraduate level and students who have studied a psychology degree without the BPS accreditation.

With this, you will be eligible to apply for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS). This is an entry requirement for all further postgraduate training programmes such as a PhD, ClinPsyD, or DEdPsy that lead to chartered status; for example, those accredited by the regulatory body, the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

This conversion course has been tailored to provide you with a firm foundation in core psychology theory, research methods and statistics. Following this, you can pursue areas of particular interest in your dissertation.

Your dissertation will be a maximum of 12,000 words, which enables you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of a specialist area in psychology. It will show your ability to interpret primary source material and integrate sound findings into your final report. This is your chance to develop a unique perspective on your chosen topic and work independently of others, consistent with BPS guidelines.

Employability

Your BPS accredited Psychological Sciences (Conversion) MSc degree at Brunel is the first step to becoming a chartered psychologist. In addition to clinical psychology, this course will give you the skills that are attractive to employers in a wide variety of sectors such as media, marketing, HR, law enforcement, finance, government, health and education.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Research Methods and Academic Skills for the Life Sciences
  • Introduction to Psychological Science
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Individual Differences
  • Social Psychology

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
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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

  • A UK first or second class (2:2) Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in a Natural Science, Social Science, or a non-BPS accredited degree in Psychology.
  • Applicants will be required to show evidence of GCSE grade C (or grade 4) (or equivalent) in Maths. 
  • Applicants with other degrees and subjects, with relevant work experience, will be considered on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15400 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.

Part-time fees per year:

  • UK/EU students: £4,550 
  • International students: £7,700 

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

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