Psychology (Conversion) - MSc

University of Sussex    School of Psychology

Full time September MSc 1 year full time
Psychology (31)

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The Psychology (Conversion) MSc is a comprehensive programme that allows you to delve into the fascinating world of psychology, even if you have no prior formal education in the field. With a wide range of research interests available, including behavioural and clinical neuroscience, cognitive psychology, developmental and clinical psychology, and social and applied psychology, you will gain a solid foundation in various aspects of psychology. The course covers topics such as biological, cognitive, social, and developmental psychology, as well as research methods. This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society, providing you with the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. Exciting career opportunities await in mental health, counselling, research, nursing, teaching, and clinical psychology.

About the course

This MSc is a conversion course that gives you a thorough grounding in psychology. You don’t need any prior formal psychology education.

We offer one of the widest ranges of research interests in the UK. Our research groups are in Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental and Clinical Psychology, and Social and Applied Psychology.

You will study:

  • biological, cognitive, social and developmental psychology
  • the philosophical and ethical foundations of psychology
  • research methods.

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Entry Requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications of equivalent standing. We also consider applicants who can show successful completion of at least three years' basic medical science at a UK medical school with a guaranteed place to continue medical studies on completion of the MSc.

You can study this course if you do not have previous training in psychology and want to obtain a qualification that provides Graduate Basis for Chartered Memberships (GBC) with the British Psychological Society.


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