Psychology Conversion Course MSc, PgD

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements All successful applicants must normally: (a) Have a good honours degree (normally a 2.1) from a UK institution, or an equivalent overseas qualification. However, in exceptional circumstances, we will consider students with a lower second class (2.2). Exceptionally highly motivated students may be accepted if they can demonstrate appropriate competencies. (b) Applicants should demonstrate that they have the equivalent of at least half an academic year of psychology (i.e., 60 credits or equivalent). (c) We welcome applications from UK, EU, and overseas students. Overseas students must be able to demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency in English.
  • Academic title
    Psychology Conversion Course MSc, PgD
  • Course description
    On successfully completing the course, you will:

    Have demonstrated sufficient knowledge of psychological theories and literature to be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Registration of the British Psychological Society;

    Have developed a more detailed knowledge of the literature, theories, and issues relevant to your career ambitions;

    Be able to design, carry out, and evaluate psychological research using a variety of methodologies, including the ability to conduct an advanced research project;

    Be able to conduct ethically sensitive research.
    Students enrolled on the Postgraduate Diploma will study the following modules;

    -Developmental, Social, and Cognitive Psychology
    -The Biological Basis of Psychology
    -Individual Differences and Conceptual / Historical Issues in Psychology
    -Using Data to Address Research Questions
    -Methods of Collecting Data in Psychology
    -Psychology Project

    Additional modules for students studying the Masters course:

    The MSc programme is flexible enough to allow individual tailoring to particular interests or career aspirations. Masters students have to study two additional modules, selected from the following modules (subject to availability):

    -Cognitive neuropsychology.
    -Social judgement and decision making.
    -Human-computer interaction.
    -Forensic and criminal psychology.
    -Stress, causes, coping, & consequences.
    -Work placement
    -None Careers

    This course provides Graduate Basis for Registration (GBR) with the British Psychological Society which is the first necessary step towards becoming a professional psychologist. Having obtained GBR, students can then pursue a career in specialist area such as Clinical, Forensic, Health, Occupational, Counseling, Sport and Exercise, or Educational and Child Psychology with a view to becoming a Chartered Clinical, Forensic, Health, Occupational, or Counseling Psychologist. Teaching methods

    Teaching and learning methods include lectures, seminars and tutorials. You will develop the ability to design, carry out and evaluate psychological research, using a variety of methodologies, including the ability to conduct a research project and ethically sensitive research. Assessment for the programmer is by examination, coursework, demonstration of a series of competencies and completion of the research project.

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