Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Psychology

This programme provides comprehensive coverage of contemporary psychological theory and research, designed to provide the Graduate Basis for Registration to the British Psychological Society (conversion course). The programme provides opportunities for you to develop knowledge and understanding of: - key principles of psychological theory, including perception, attention and performance, developmental psychology, memory and cognition, social psychology, psychobiology and individual differences - practical skills in research methodology, including the formulation of hypotheses, designing and reporting experiments using a range of research methodologies, and subject-specific IT skills - transferable skills in critical thinking, learning how to evaluate hypotheses, presentation writing and delivery, and report and essay writing. Highlights - Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck were rated fifth in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and we achieved 100% for a research environment conducive to research of world-leading quality. - Psychology at Birkbeck is ranked third best in London, ninth in the UK and 85th globally in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject. - Designed for students with an undergraduate degree in another subject who want to gain a Master's in psychology. - Provides Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (awardable at Year 2).

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: Relevant prior study of psychology and research methods (subject to agreement by the admissions tutor). Mathematics GCSE at grade C or new grade 4 or equivalent qualification. MSc: Relevant prior study of psychology and research methods (subject to agreement by the admissions tutor). Mathematics at GCSE grade C or new grade 4 or equivalent qualification.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

MSc: Coursework (essays and research projects), written examination and assessed presentation. Dissertation of up to 10,000 words. Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: Coursework (essays and research projects), written examination and assessed presentation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Psychological Sciences
Telephone number: 
02076316535