Overview

This is an intensive Masters Psychology conversion course. It’s aimed at students who have a degree in another subject and want to 'convert' to Psychology. The course provides in-depth and accelerated training in the basics of psychology.

You’ll learn the key concepts and core knowledge of psychology, including social psychology, cognition, development, individual differences, biological bases of mind and behaviour. You’ll also develop your research skills with our specifically designed modules in research methods.

The course includes a one-month placement to broaden your practical experience in psychology. You’ll carry out a three-month independent empirical research project under the supervision of a leading academic specialist.

Top reasons to study with us

#1 The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)

#2 You’ll go on a one-month placement to gain practical experience in psychology

#3 We've one of the leading psychology departments in the UK. It ranked in the top 20 in the recent research assessment (REF 2014)

Professional accreditations

The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

After completing the course, you will be able to apply for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society on a graduate basis. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

Work placements

The course includes a one-month placement to broaden your practical experience in psychology. You’ll carry out a three-month independent empirical research project under the supervision of a leading academic specialist.

Course details

The course consists of different modules designed to provide training in the fundamentals of Psychology and Psychological Research Methods:

  • Core Psychology module 1
  • Core Psychology module 2
  • Core Psychology module 3
  • Analysis Methods in Psychological Research
  • Practical placement
  • Dissertation

Teaching

Our research-led teaching is delivered in a number of ways, including lectures, tutorials, demonstrations and practical classes, practical placement and one-to-one research supervision. Lectures are typically taken together with honours students, while small group specialist classes are generally taken with first-year PhD students or other postgraduate students (for example, in modules from other MSc courses).

Both taught and research postgraduates are integral to our research community and are expected to participate in our regular research discussion meetings and seminars. All students are provided with appropriate office space and equipment. In addition, each student is associated with an academic member of staff from Psychology.

Course director

Dr Magdalena Letswaart, Course Director

Postgraduate Secretary

Linda Cullen

+44 (0) 1786 466854

linda.cullen@stir.ac.uk

Fees - 2018/2019

  • Home/EU: £6,300
  • Overseas: £15,250
Program taught in:
English

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Last updated November 14, 2018
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