This conversion course is designed for graduates who wish to become graduate members of the British Psychological Society.
On successful completion of the diploma, you are eligible for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society.
You study modules drawn from the undergraduate degree in psychology. You need to study enough modules to satisfy the graduate registration requirements and produce a dissertation.
Modules offered may vary.
How you learn
Learning on this programme is facilitated by lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory classes. Extensive use is made of the virtual learning environment to support you throughout your studies. You also have the opportunity to investigate an area of psychology of your choice through your dissertation.
How you are assessed
You are assessed by a variety of different methods including presentations, group work, essays, reports, examinations and a dissertation. This pattern of assessments has been developed to prepare you for postgraduate study and also to develop a high level of transferable skills applicable to the workplace.
You gain the basis for registration (Graduate Basis for Chartership) and the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist.
Embark on an exciting new career path and take the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist with our Graduate Diploma Psychology. This programme is designed for graduates from disciplines outside of psychology.
Our challenging programme is an entry requirement for most accredited postgraduate training courses in the field – including the areas of clinical, health, educational, occupational and forensic psychology. It is accredited to confer eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society (BPS).
We incorporate a broad and varied range of learning methods to train you in both theory and application.
You’ll complete an empirical research project, as well as core BPS-accredited modules covering personality and individual differences, applying research methods in psychology, developmental psychology, applied human cognition, social psychology and physiology of behaviour.
At GCU, we give you the tools you need to build a career that serves the common good – whether you go on to become a chartered psychologist or pursue a future in research and academia.
Advanced Research Methods; Personality and Individual Differences;Developmental Psychology; Biopsychology and Neuroscience; HumanCognition; Social Psychology; and Empirical Project.
Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS) is an entry requirement for the majority of postgraduate training courses in psychology, for example, clinical, health, educational, occupational and forensic psychology.
The Graduate Diploma in Psychology provides a route to become registered with the BPS for graduates from other disciplines who wish to pursue a professional career in psychology.
After you complete your Graduate Diploma Psychology programme, you’ll have the opportunity to continue in accredited postgraduate study. Our alumni specialise in a range of areas, including clinical, educational, occupational, counselling, forensic and sport and exercise psychology.
The Conversion in Philosophy Graduate Diploma is a one year taught programme aimed at students who are interested in undertaking research in philosophy but have studied little or no philosophy at undergraduate level. Satisfactory performance on the Diploma may lead to entry to the SASP MLitt Philosophy programme.
Conversion Diploma students take undergraduate-level modules, but remain members of the large and vibrant postgraduate community at the universities of St Andrews and Stirling. You are invited to all postgraduate events, such as the various postgraduate reading parties, and are strongly encouraged to get fully involved with the many and various seminars, workshops, talks, and reading groups.
You will be able to choose from a range of undergraduate modules in philosophy according to your own interests. At least one module must be selected from two compulsory modules designed to introduce students to key philosophical ideas and techniques. Students on the Conversion course do not write a dissertation.
The modules in this programme are delivered through lectures combined with tutorials, discussions and independent study; they are assessed through coursework, examinations, and in some cases, in-class presentations.
For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue which is for the 2017–2018 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2018 entry.
This programme offers a conversion route to psychology for applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree in another discipline. The Graduate Certificate in Psychology (passed at Master's qualifying level) plus the Child Development MSc OR Psychology of Education MSc enables students to apply for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS).
This programme will:
Students undertake modules to the value of 60 credits.
The programme consists of two core modules (30 credits each).
Teaching and learning
This programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, and interactive, task-based learning. Assessment is through essays and examinations.
Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: Psychology Grad Cert
For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
Graduates of this programme often go on to pursue careers in the fields of research, health and education. Many applicants undertake this degree because they wish to be eligible to apply for a doctoral training degree in educational or clinical psychology.
Recent career destinations for this degree
On completion of this programme students will have gained:
Careers data is taken from the ‘Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education’ survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2013–2015 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.
The programme includes weekly seminar activities to promote discussion and networking between students, who come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds.
Graduates of this programme often progress to a relevant BPS-accredited Master's programme - Psychology of Education MSc or Child Development MSc - to complete their conversion to psychology and to be eligible to apply for Graduate Basic for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). The Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) is a necessary requirement for a career as a clinical or educational psychologist.