Manchester Metropolitan University

Psychology (Conversion)

Explore the history of modern psychology, the influence of our biology on behaviour, and the workings of the human brain. Develop a critical understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods. And, apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, the first step to becoming a chartered psychologist. Designed for students who have a degree without accreditation from The British Psychological Society (BPS), our course allows you to qualify for the further professional training you'll need to become a chartered psychologist in the UK. We teach this course entirely online, covering each unit over a series of topic weeks. You'll usually learn through 'mini lectures' (available as short podcasts), online discussions, readings from core texts (you will normally receive these as free e-books), and learning activities such as workbook exercises. Some of the topics you'll explore include how we remember things, how our identities are constructed, and how our perceptions change as we age. You'll also have the opportunity to choose option units. Previous units include educational psychology, forensic psychology, and counselling. Our course is accredited by the BPS and, when you graduate, you can apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). Once you have GBC, you can continue with further study in a specialist area and become a chartered psychologist.

Entry requirements

MSc: Applicants are required to hold a minimum of a lower second class (2:2) UK honours degree (or international equivalent). Applicants to the PgDip route must have studied 60 credits of Psychology at Level 4 or above. It is important you address and evidence twelve personal qualities. There's further information at http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/2017/14621/#entryreq. Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: Applicants are required to hold a minimum of a lower second class (2:2) UK honours degree (or international equivalent). Applicants to the PgDip route must have studied 60 credits of Psychology at Level 4 or above. It is important you address and evidence twelve personal qualities. There's further information at http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/2017/14621/#entryreq.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through a combination of coursework, essays, research proposals, online student presentations and research projects (Dissertation or Empirical Project).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 - 12 Months
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 - 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 - 21 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site M15 6BH North West

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