MSc Psychology [Conversion] (Online)

Qualification you'll receive

Master of Science in Psychology (awarded by BPP University)


This online course offers an important combination of theoretical and practical knowledge taught by experienced research-active academics. The MSc Psychology [Conversion] [Online] is ideal for those who wish to study from anywhere in the world with the flexibility to fit studies around their life commitments. 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.

This online psychology MSc is designed for graduates who require flexible distance learning towards a career in psychology. Also ideal for graduates with a non-psychology degree or insufficient credits in psychology from their first degree to qualify for the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership with the British Psychological Society (BPS).


Why study the MSc Psychology [Conversion] (Online) with BPP?

  • Fully accredited by the British Psychological Society.
  • Provides a Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) upon completion.
  • Access weekly pre-recorded lectures online for greater flexibility in learning.
  • Tailored for graduates who have not studied psychology as part of their first degree or hold insufficient credits in psychology to qualify for the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership with the British Psychological Society.
  • The online element of this postgraduate course provides complete flexibility. This means you can learn anywhere and at any time that fits with your schedule, including access to webinars and an extensive library of online materials.
  • Delivered by qualified professional and academic psychologists covering a broad spectrum of specialist fields and research areas.
  • Provides a mix of theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to become a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society.
  • Develops a critical understanding of theories, research evidence and research methodologies relevant to all core fields of Psychology and their application to real life contexts.
  • Prepares students for a wide range of career opportunities through the development of professional, practical, and academic skills.


Intake: January, September

Application Deadline: 30 June 2022

Commencement Date: September 2022

Length of Programme: 10 -15 months (full-time) / 22 -27 months (part-time)

Mode of Study: Online Distance Learning


For those looking for Face-to-Face learning, you can do our MSc Psychology [Conversion]

Applications are made directly to BPP University School.

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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.

Study Options

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.

Optional modules

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.

Part-time PGDL

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.

Entry requirements

Educational background

The entry requirements to study the MSc Psychology [Conversion] [Online] are as follows:
  • Lower second-class honours degree (or international Equivalent) in any subject OR a third-class British Psychological society accredited Psychology degree; and
  • 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

Please complete this application form and email with the following:

  • 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




September 2022

Online Distance Learning £11,000


Additional charges

In addition to your fees, there may be charges associated with your studies, which include:

Resit fees
Assessments £75

Repeat a 15-credit module


Repeat a 20-credit module


Repeat a 30-credit module





The MSc Psychology [Conversion] is available both Face-to-Face and Online.

The MSc Psychology [Conversion] [Online] can help you establish a critical understanding of the theories, research evidence and research methodologies that are applicable to the core fields of psychology and their application to real life frameworks.


Modules Credits

Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology


Cognitive Psychology


Developmental Psychology


Statistics and Quantitate Data Analysis in Psychology Live tutor interaction


Social Psychology


Biological Psychology


Personality and Individual Differences


Research Methods and Qualitative Analysis in Psychology


MSc Dissertation


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.

Contact hours

Full-time students will typically receive four contact hours per week, and will need to devote at least 30 hours a week to study.

Part-time students will receive two contact hours per week, and will need to spend at least 15 hours a week on their studies

Part-time accelerated students will have two contact hours per week in Term 1 and Term 3, with four contact hours per week in Term 2. On average, students will be expected to spend approximately 15 hours per week in Term 1 and 3, and 30 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. Administrative fees might be collected by external and overseas exam centers.


Learning materials

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.




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