12 months, full time; 24 months, part time
This conversion course is designed for anyone wishing to gain a BPS-accredited degree in order to pursue a career in psychology.
You will cover core branches of psychology including cognitive psychology, biological psychology, developmental psychology and research methods.
Elective modules will enable you to specialise in applied areas such as cultural psychology, psychopathology and consumer psychology.
Practical laboratory experiments will help you gain extensive training in research techniques and teach you how to evaluate evidence, communicate findings, design studies and complete statistical analysis.
Our dedicated laboratory facilities include specialist testing cubicles and equipment for eye-tracking and recording psycho-physiological measures.
Upon successful completion, you’ll be eligible for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society (Graduate Basis). This is a requirement for any UK professional BPS postgraduate training course.
This intensive conversion course will enable you to gain the BPS-accredited qualification and key skills needed to pursue a career as a professional psychologist.
Psychology also opens doors to a wide range of other fields including marketing, human resources, advertising, education and psychotherapy.
Undergraduate degree with a minimum 2:2 classification or international equivalent
GCSE mathematics grade A-C/9-4, or international equivalent
English Language Requirements
IELTS: Overall score of 6.5, with 5.5 or above in all 4 component parts, or equivalent
A BPS-accredited conversion degree
Academic staff with extensive research experience
Access to the University’s dedicated psychology lab with specialist testing cubicles and research facilities
Conceptual and Historical Issues in
Individual Differences and Social
Research Methods 1, 2 and 3
One elective module
Dr Leslie van der Leer
'This degree is a great conversion course. It covers such a broad spectrum of psychology and the issues facing the science today. I have gained so much new knowledge and have been constantly challenged to develop new skills and hone my research techniques.'
Harley McIntosh, UK