BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Psychological Sciences (Conversion)

MSc  |  Placement Year:   No

The MSc Psychological Sciences conversion course provides a post-graduate qualification enabling students from a range of backgrounds to gain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership in Psychology of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Moreover, the conversion course provides a sound knowledge of the diverse approaches to the study of behaviour encompassed within the core areas of psychology. Finally, the course emphasises the development of transferable knowledge, analytic expertise and research skills, which will be useful across the diverse areas of employment that attract psychology graduates and as a basis for further advanced study within the discipline (e.g. PhD, ClinPsyD, DEdPsy).

Programme description

The MSc Psychological Sciences conversion course provides a post-graduate qualification enabling students from a range of backgrounds to gain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership in Psychology of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Moreover, the conversion course provides a sound knowledge of the diverse approaches to the study of behaviour encompassed within the core areas of psychology. Finally, the course emphasises the development of transferable knowledge, analytic expertise and research skills, which will be useful across the diverse areas of employment that attract psychology graduates and as a basis for further advanced study within the discipline (e.g. PhD, ClinPsyD, DEdPsy).

Key Modules

Within the public health sector, the main intended graduate destinations include organisations that are committed to the delivery of mental health services; roles include assistant psychologists, counsellors, and therapists. Within the education sector, the main intended graduate destinations include organisations that are committed to the delivery of information exchange; roles include teachers, lecturers, and researchers. Within the business sector, the main intended graduate destinations include organisations that are committed to the delivery of personnel training; job roles include occupational, organisational, and industrial psychologists. These are just a few sectors for which formal training in psychology is desirable, if not necessary, for job advancement.

At Brunel we provide many opportunities and experiences within your degree programme and beyond – work-based learning, professional support services, volunteering, mentoring, sports, arts, clubs, societies, and much, much more – and we encourage you to make the most of them, so that you can make the most of yourself.

Module & Subject

Compulsory modules

  • Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Individual Differences
  • Social Psychology
  • Statistics in Psychology
  • Dissertation
  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Psychology Research Methods in Practice
  • Research Methods
  • Biological and Cognitive Psychology

Typical Dissertations

The dissertation is an empirical report (maximum 12,000 words) that enables students to:

  • Integrate elements of their learning from different parts of the programme
  • Demonstrate their accumulated knowledge and systematic understanding of a topic
  • Show an ability to interpret primary source material
  • Develop an innovative approach to the subject
  • Work independently of others, consistent with BPS guidelines.
Entry Requirements
  • A minimum score of 55% - 65% or 2.75/4 - 3.25/4. Offers within the grade range are determined by the higher education institution attended.
  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 1 year
Course Fee:  14800.00
Course Level:  POSTGRADUATE
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER