University of Bristol

Experimental Psychology (Conversion)

This programme, accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), aims to train graduates from a non-psychology background in the theories of cognition, behaviour and the brain, and in the experimental research methods used to develop and test these theories. The programme covers various core areas of psychology: social psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, biological psychology, individual differences, research methods (quantitative and qualitative) and statistics. Our aim is to provide you with a good understanding of the interplay between these different areas of the field and the pivotal role of empirical evidence in theory development within these areas. You will acquire a range of research skills for scientific investigation of psychological questions, culminating in an original empirical research project. The programme employs a variety of teaching and assessment methods, and will provide you with a range of generic, transferable skills (eg teamwork, numerical competence, and oral and written communication skills). These skills are highly valued by employers and the programme is excellent preparation for a wide range of careers that involve some element of psychological knowledge. MSc Experimental Psychology (conversion) also prepares non-psychology graduates for further postgraduate study in psychology, such as more clinically oriented postgraduate programmes or postgraduate research degrees.

Course modules

This programme is made up of six 20-credit mandatory taught units and a 60-credit dissertation. Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Experimental Psychology (conversion). (


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 10,700 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 14,300 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 20,800 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Clifton Campus BS8 1TH South West

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Psychology Postgraduate Administrator
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