Northumbria University

Northumbria University, Newcastle


**Are you fascinated by the human mind? Hoping to change direction after an undergraduate degree in a different subject? This British Psychological Society (BPS)-accredited conversion Masters is an essential step on your journey towards a career in Psychology.** Delivered by passionate academic staff who are involved in cutting-edge research, you will develop an advanced understanding of cognitive and developmental Psychology, biological and social Psychology, individual differences and psychological research methods. Successful completion of the MSc will provide you with the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the BPS - the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. Study pattern The timetable for the full-time programme is two full days (9am-5pm) per week on a Monday and Tuesday, and for the part-time programme it is one full day per week (Tuesday for year 1, Monday for year 2). When deciding on which programme to apply for, we would ask applicants to consider carefully the time commitments for the course taking into account work and any other personal commitments. For full-time students we would expect a commitment of approximately 35 hours per week and for part time around 17.5 hours per week. (For both programmes these hours include hours of study on campus.) Please feel free to contact the programme leader, Colin Hamilton ( if you are unsure which study mode would be best for your circumstances.

Entry requirements

MSc: Applicants should normally have: A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in any discipline. International qualifications: If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit English Language requirements: International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 6 in each component (or approved equivalent*). *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit

Course modules

For a full list of the modules on your course, please access the course pages at

Assessment methods

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus NE1 8ST North East

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