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The MSc in Psychology (Conversion) is for people who have degrees in other subjects (or unaccredited psychology degrees) who wish to obtain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). The course provides a comprehensive grounding in the areas of psychology that form the core BPS curriculum.
Teaching on this MSc is course-specific, with classes designed and delivered exclusively for conversion Master’s students, rather than shared with undergraduate courses. All classes are held on one day per week, maximising flexibility for working on assignments, and to help maintain your other commitments.
The Department of Psychology at Chester has a well-established record of producing high-calibre students. It is
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Applicants should have a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in any subject.
The University of Chester provides a wide and flexible range of postgraduate and post-experience courses designed to meet the needs of prospective students. In today's rapidly changing world our postgraduate qualifications can provide valuable career and personal development opportunities and help you build on your experience and current skills.Read more
Why did you choose postgraduate study at University of Chester?
When I was looking around for postgraduate opportunities, I heard that the University of Chester had a reputation as a good university regionally and was within travelling distance for me. I went to the Open Day and was impressed by the friendliness of the staff and the support, facilities and opportunities available at the university.
Why did you choose your course?
I have experience working in mental health as a counsellor and Psychology has always been a strong interest of mine. It would allow me to learn more about the human condition and give me the knowledge about areas that were of particular interest to me.
How is your course helping your future career?
Studying on the MSc. Psychology (Conversion) gives me a broad background in Psychology and allows me to potentially undertake a PhD in a Psychology-related area in the future. The course team also organise a careers event and I have had the opportunity through Careers and Employability to shadow a psychology lecturer and learn more about their role, how to become a lecturer and the reality of the job.
What are you enjoying about postgraduate study within your Department/Faculty?
I find the subject matter really engaging and I am enjoying the opportunity to learn more through researching journals and texts and consolidating my knowledge by doing the course assignments. The course team are very friendly, knowledgeable and interesting. They encourage us to ask questions and/or contribute to the lectures which makes each one a unique experience. Both my PAT and my dissertation supervisor are very supportive and helpful.
How is your student experience enhanced by the campus/facilities?
The postgrad rooms are a good quiet place to study and the library has quiet study areas open 24/7. I’ve used the careers and employability service a couple of times for work shadowing and to review my CV, they offer constructive, helpful advice. The Study Skills team have helped me with referencing, critical thinking and statistics.
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