Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University


This is a conversion course designed for students who intend to become professional psychologists. The main purpose of the course is to allow graduates in disciplines other than psychology, and psychology graduates whose undergraduate degree is not professionally recognised, to gain a qualification in psychology that confers eligibility for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society and establishes the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). The course is an intensive programme, including both theoretical and practical elements and covering the main research methods used in psychology.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class or 1st class Honours degree awarded by a recognised institution of higher education in the UK or overseas. Applicants will also be considered with: a lower 2nd Class honours degree and 60 CATS (credit accumulative transfer scheme) credits in psychology. Students must have achieved an average of 60% in these credits. Credits can be gained through the qualifying certificate in psychology from a recognised institution of higher education. Students whose 1st language is not English should have GCSE or O-level English language, or an IELTS score of 7.0, or equivalent evidence of proficiency in English.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: cognitive and social aspects of development; social psychology; introduction to cognitive neuroscience; experimental method and statistics for psychology; intelligence and individual differences; personality and psychological disorders; research design skills; research-based dissertation.

Assessment methods

Summative assessment methods include: coursework assessments; individual and/or group presentations; class tests; exam grades. Formative assessment methods include: coursework feedback processes; informal tutor discussion; peer feedback.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,240 per Whole course (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 12,850 per Whole course (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 3,180 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
PgCert Full-time - 8 months
Full-time - 8 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Headington Campus Oxford OX3 0BP South East

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