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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).

Why Study Psychology (Conversion) with us?

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 equipped with a wide range of psychological equipment for your use. The Department is recognised by both past and present students as a friendly place that has the interests of its students at its heart.

What will I learn?

This course will equip you with the necessary knowledge to be eligible for GBC (requires average mark of 50%). You will learn about social, cognitive, biological and developmental psychology, as well as personality, intelligence and research methods. This may enable you to pursue a career in specialist areas of psychology, including Clinical, Forensic, Health, Occupational, Counselling, Educational, or Sport and Exercise Psychology, with a view to becoming a Chartered Psychologist in these areas.

How will I be taught?

Modules are delivered through seminars, lectures, laboratory classes, group work and one-to-one sessions. Teaching takes place in lecture theatres and laboratories over six hours per week (with an expected 18-24 hours’ independent study per week).

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by coursework, including: essays, research reports, a presentation, posters, a class test, a critique and a dissertation.

Course Fees

For our latest fees please visit our website.

Postgraduate Visit Opportunities

If you are interested in this course we have a number of opportunities to visit us and our campuses. To find out more about these options and to book a visit, please visit our website

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If you would like to know more about the University please request a prospectus.


Visit the Psychology (Conversion) page on the University of Chester website for more details!

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