Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University


This conversion course is designed for graduates of other disciplines who wish to pursue a career in psychology but whose first degree is not recognised by the BPS. Entry on to the course does not require you to have studied any psychology previously. Successful completion of either qualification confers the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS. The PG Dip and MSc students are taught together, with the MSc students taking their additional modules from term two onwards. This means that, assuming you meet the entry criteria for both courses, it is easy to transfer from one to the other at any point in the first term. This course attracts a range of students including those who have recently completed an undergraduate degree in a subject other than psychology or a non-accredited degree and also applicants who have come from jobs in the public and private sector, who are looking for a career change.

Course modules

MSc Psychology and PG Diploma students complete core modules in: Biological Psychology; Social Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Individual Differences; Historical and Conceptual Issues; Research Methods; Statistics; Psychology Research Project. In addition, MSc Psychology students complete a Specialist Psychological Essay, as well as 20 credits of 'Contemporary Psychology' selected from a list of available option choices.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed in a variety of ways and on a modular basis; through examination (both seen and unseen exams are used), coursework (including essays, laboratory reports and literature reviews), oral presentation and via your research project.

Sponsorship information

The School of Social Sciences offers a number of competitive scholarships for full-time and part-time Masters courses. These include: School of Social Sciences Masters scholarships (for UK, EU and International students) and Nottingham Trent University International Scholarship Scheme.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 13,250 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,900 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 6,625 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,072 per Whole course (Home/EU) 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2018 GBP 6,240 per Year 1 (International) 21 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,036 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 21 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus NG1 4FQ East Midlands

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