Psychological Science (Conversion), M.Sc. | University of Glasgow | Glasgow, United Kingdom
M.Sc. On Campus

Psychological Science (Conversion)

12 months
25980 GBP/year
11520 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited Psychological Science (Conversion) programme of the University of Glasgow is designed to provide you with a broad and critical awareness of psychological theory and practice. We have particular expertise in quantitative research methods, and our course would suit those from a Science background.


Students can specialise in Cognitive Neuroscience or Clinical Psychology in their choice of optional courses and dissertation. In addition, graduates from the MSc will gain a range of generic intellectual and practical skills, including initiative, self-reliance, critical ability, data science, collaboration, communicating research and presentation skills, which are easily adaptable to the needs of the labour market. Training in psychological research methods and project work will be included in the programme.

Why this programme

  • The MSc Psychological Science (conversion) is accredited by the British Psychological Society.
  • Psychology at Glasgow is ranked 10th in the UK (Complete University Guide).
  • With a top 10 ranking in the UK (Complete University Guide), the school continues to meet student expectations, combining both teaching excellence and a supportive learning environment.
  • The School of Psychology brings together world-leading expertise in experimental psychology, cognitive science and cognitive and affective neuroscience in order to advance the understanding of human behaviour.
  • The Research Methods course provides a comprehensive training in reproducible data analysis. 
  • A wide range of optional courses are available representing the research expertise of our staff.

Career prospects

Graduates from the Psychological Science (Conversion) programme of the University of Glasgow are eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society.  This Msc can function as a both a feeder for a PhD and as an industry focused qualification.  Graduates have successfully progressed to vocational masters programmes in psychology or used this MSc to further their career in the wider job market.

This MSc will be of particular interest to those who wish to work within a high-quality research environment and/or continue onto PhD research in psychological science. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Human Development
  • Individual Differences
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Social Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a Science subject.
  • A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
  • One reference letter on headed paper
  • Evidence of your English language ability (if your first language is not English)
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25980 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25980 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11520 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11520 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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