MSc Psychology [Conversion]
Master of Science in Psychology is awarded by BPP University.
The MSc Psychology [Conversion] delivers an important combination of theoretical and practical knowledge taught by experienced research-active academics. It is specifically aimed at individuals looking for a career in psychology who did not study it as an undergraduate degree. The programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society.
Our MSc Psychology [Conversion] is designed for graduates who want a career or a postgraduate degree in psychology. Also ideal if you have a non-psychology degree or insufficient credits in psychology from your first degree to qualify for the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS).
Why study the MSc Psychology [Conversion] with BPP?
- Fully accredited by the British Psychological Society.
- Provides a Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) upon completion.
- Taught by research-active academics in psychology, covering a broad spectrum of research areas.
- Tailored for graduates with no or insufficient credits in psychology from their first degree to qualify for the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership with the British Psychological Society.
- Provides a mix of the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to become a chartered psychologist.
- Develop a critical understanding of the theories, research evidence and research methodologies relevant to all core fields of psychology.
- Personal tutoring scheme ensures you have your own dedicated tutor for pastoral and academic support.
- Access to weekly pre-recorded lectures that support your classroom sessions, allowing greater flexibility in learning.
- Approximately 70% of course delivery is made up of classroom-based interactive workshops that consolidate knowledge gained from your lectures.
Intake: January, May, September
Application Deadline: 28 February 2022
Commencement Date: May 2022
Length of Programme: 10 -15 months (full-time) / 22 -27 months (part-time)
Mode of Study: Study in the UK (London Waterloo)
For those looking for distance learning, you can do our MSc Psychology [Conversion] (Online)
Applications are made directly to BPP University School.
Start Date: September, January and May
Length of Programme: 1 year Full-Time / 2 year Part-Time
Mode of Study: Study in the UK (London Holborn)
Preparing you for practice
The BPP University PGDL is designed to help you make a smooth transition from being a non-law graduate into a career in law. We don't just give you an excellent qualification, we give you an insight into life in practice, so you enter the next stage of your training more informed, more prepared and more effective, and able to demonstrate a higher competency when applying for training contracts and pupillages.
Once you have successfully completed your PGDL exams, you have the opportunity to specialise or develop an understanding in alternative areas, take two extra modules and you could graduate with a Graduate LLB (Hons) awarded by BPP University. The Graduate Diploma in Law is awarded by BPP University and is recognised as completion of the academic stage by the SRA and BSB.
When you have passed your PGDL, you're guaranteed a place on our LPC, the next step to becoming a solicitor. Or you can apply for our BTC, the next step to becoming a barrister.
How the programme is taught
We assume you have no prior knowledge of law when you start your PGDL, so you get a full induction programme and a high level of support from day one. This includes outstanding learning materials and online resources. All study materials are included in the fee. All lectures and resources have online equivalents.
You'll be taught by our experienced legal professionals and academics with time split evenly between tutorials and lectures as well as regular consolidation sessions and a wealth of online resources. For full details view our Locations tab.
What you will experience in the classroom
BPP University's ethos is learning by doing. Classes are designed with an interactive focus, based on discussions, debates and resolving practical case studies. You will learn the academic knowledge, but as importantly you will learn how it's applied in practice, with a logical approach, presenting your arguments persuasively and in a structured manner.
You will study up to 21 hours a week consisting of live and online lectures and classes dependent on location and start date. Tutorials are taught in groups of around 18 students, giving you a high level of student/tutor contact time.
All our students also have a Personal Tutor and access to a Student Advisor, should you need any guidance or additional support outside of class time.
Independent research essay options
We offer a wide range of titles, and will always consider individual topics suggested by students. Current options include intellectual property, succession, company law, family law, housing law, medical law and public international law.
Personalise your PGDL timetable
BPP gives you more control over the way you study with face-to-face, online distance learning, or a combination of both available. Classes are offered morning, afternoon, evening and weekends. Face-to-face PGDL classes are taught on two set days per week during the core teaching term, at the following centres, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge and Liverpool.
You can start in January or September. For full-time study, both options take nine months. Or if you choose part-time and start in January, you'll finish in 18 months – ready to start the LPC or BTC in September. If you start part-time in September the programme takes two academic years.
With the BPP PGDL, you're given access to an unrivalled range of additional modules, designed to get you ahead and give you the edge in interviews. Highlights include:
- Company law module
- Further specialist law modules – start specialising early in areas such as Intellectual Property or Public International Law, so you can demonstrate more expertise than other graduates.
- Professional Skills modules developed with leading city firms – Featuring areas like legal writing and legal research
- Mandarin Chinese – Gain an insight into the language used in one of the world's most important markets with free Mandarin Chinese lessons (London only).
Specialist careers advice
From the moment you accept your place until you secure your first legal position, you can use our careers service. With our one-to-one support, we aim to give you the edge when it comes to getting a training contract or pupillage. You'll have everything from access to our vacancies database to advice on filling out application forms, intensive interview coaching, employer research and networking opportunities with top firms.
Our part-time programme is designed to fit around your other commitments such as work and family. BPP offers a variety of part-time modes:
- Evenings: taught between 6.00pm and 9.00pm. Each module is taught by a one-hour tutorial per week. All our lectures are recorded and made available to students online for flexibility of study
- Weekends: one Saturday every fortnight, consisting of tutorials. Lectures delivered online
- Day: taught on one half-day per week from 9am - 1.30pm in year 1 and from 9am - 2.40pm in year 2. Lectures are delivered online
- Distance learning: weekly online lectures and tutorials with optional face-to-face tuition.
- Lower second-class honours degree (or international Equivalent) in any subject OR a third-class British Psychological society accredited Psychology degree
- Mathematics GCSE qualification (or international equivalent) at grade C (reformed GCSE grade 4) or above
- English GCSE qualification at grade C (reformed GCSE grade 4) or above (for domestic students only)
If you do not meet the entry requirements but have other qualifications or work experience, please contact us and we can review your options.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language and you do not hold an honours degree that was delivered in English, you will be required to provide certified proof of ability in written and spoken English to at least, IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in no more than 2 components) or equivalent, in addition to the above entry requirements.
How to apply
- Copy of valid passport
- Bachelor Degree certificate / Transcript
- Personal statement (at least 250 words detailing why you wish to study this programme and your future career path)
- CV / Resume (if any)
- Reference Letters (if any)
- IETLS test result / University statement confirming instruction of teaching is in English
|Study in London Waterloo||£11,000|
Repeat a 15-credit module
Repeat a 20-credit module
Repeat a 30-credit module
The MSc Psychology [Conversion] is available face-to-face and online.
The MSc Psychology [Conversion] will help you gain a critical understanding of the theories, research evidence and research methodologies relevant to all core fields of psychology, including their application to real life contexts.
Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology
Statistics and Quantitate Data Analysis in Psychology Live tutor interaction
Personality and Individual Differences
Research Methods and Qualitative Analysis in Psychology
How you will learn?
All of our lecturers are qualified professionals and academics in their own field. Our faculty are research-active academics in psychology, covering a broad spectrum of areas. As a department we ensure that we bring our theoretical and professional experience of psychology into the classroom.
Full-time students will typically receive 12 contact hours per week, and will need to devote at least 30 hours a week to study.
Part-time students will receive six contact hours per week, and will need to spend at least 15 hours a week on their studies
Part-time accelerated students will have six contact hours per week in Term 1 and Term 3, with two contact hours per week in Term 2. On average, students will be expected to spend approximately 30 hours per week in Term 1 and 3, and 15 hours per week in Term 2 on independent study.
Assessments and examinations
The programme features a variety of assessments including coursework and examinations. Coursework is in the form of essays, reports or case studies, while group or individual presentations may be required to assess other competencies. Examinations will be with written elements or multiple-choice questions and maybe unseen or part-seen, where assessment material is released in advance.
BPP University offers flexibility in how these assessments are undertaken, and the programmes will utilise online tools where available to deliver assessments. On occasion, some assessments may require attendance at a physical location.
All required learning materials are provided online as part of the course fee. This includes access to online psychological journal databases. This reflects modern working practices and minimises our environmental impact.
We are always here to help!
BPP University Student Centre
- Unit 201, 2/F, Austin Plaza, No.83, Austin Road，Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
- (852) 9863-7993