-Psychological Research Methods II
-Cognitive Psychology II
-Developmental Psychology II
Optional modules include:
You are required to conduct an independent empirical research study (project) as part of the final semester module, the Empirical Study. An academic member of staff will supervise your project and you will have access to the Department's modern research facilities, its extensive stock of test materials and technical support ranging from customised computer programmes to purpose-built electronic and mechanical devices.
The Conversion Diploma course is designed to be flexible and convenient. It is available as a full-time, mixed mode or part-time day course. You may choose the mode of study that best fits your needs; you may also switch between modes. You study the core areas of psychology that are required for GBR: biological, cognitive, personal, developmental and social psychology plus research methods. In addition you will be able to select an advanced option in an area of particular interest.
You are assessed with a range of methods including essays, practical reports, your independent empirical research project and end-of-module examinations.
The Conversion Diploma is designed specifically for graduates from other disciplines who wish to become professional psychologists - the course has BPS accreditation for GBR, which is essential if you wish to progress to other postgraduate programmes in professional areas of psychology, such as counselling, clinical, educational, forensic, health and occupational psychology leading to Chartered Psychologist status. You can also progress to research degrees.
Attendance & duration
-Full-time: one year, one day and three half-days a week
-Part-time: two years, two half-days per week (Year One); one day and one half-day (Year Two)