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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Psychology

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    02 December 2019

This British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited conversion programme 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 2020).
  • With a top 10 ranking in the UK (Complete University Guide 2020), 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.

Programme structure

Modes of delivery include lectures, seminars, small group teaching and research projects. 

See the 2019-20 MSc Psychological Science Conversion Handbook for more information. 

Core courses

  • Cognitive psychology
  • Human development
  • Individual differences
  • Physiological psychology
  • Research methods 1
  • Research methods 2
  • Social psychology
  • Research Dissertation

Optional courses (three chosen from over 20 options) for example:

  • Atypical development
  • Cognitive neuroscience: insights into brain plasticity
  • Forensic
  • Psychology of biology and mental disorders.

Programme alteration or discontinuation

The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

Career prospects

Graduates from this programme 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.  

More Information on this Programme


Visit the Psychological Science (Conversion) - MSc page on the University of Glasgow website for more details!

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