University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Psychology Conversion

If you are a graduate who has not previously studied psychology but want a course that allows you to train to become a professional psychologist, then this is ideal. Our programme allows non-psychology graduates a flexible route into further postgraduate training to become a professional psychologist, e.g. clinical, forensic, health, or sport. You'll gain an accredited psychology qualification that confers Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Discover the core areas of psychology, develop key skills and take optional modules to tailor the course to your own interests. The course also includes the opportunity to undertake an individual research project. You'll be taught in modern facilities in a School that produces nationally and internationally excellent research. Progression is possible within the School onto a number of professional training courses in psychology for those who successfully complete the conversion course. The course will equip you with knowledge about psychological theories, concepts and research findings. You'll develop key skills that are valued in employment, including report writing, data collection, critical evaluation, argumentation and the processing and analysis of complex numerical and textual information. Successful completion of this course allows you to apply for further professional training in psychology areas (such as clinical psychology, health psychology, forensic psychology, sport psychology). Opportunities to progress to stage 1 professional training within UCLan's School of Psychology exist in forensic psychology, health psychology and sport and exercise psychology.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are an upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent). Students who have a lower 2nd Class Honours degree maybe considered for interview depending on their profile of marks and previous experience.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Essential psychology: concepts and history; psychological research methods 1: design and statistics; psychological research methods 2: qualitative approaches; social and developmental psychology; physiological and cognitive psychology; the psychology of individual differences; psychology dissertation. In addition to these 6 compulsory modules, students will take 2 optional modules each worth 10 credits. These optional modules will allow students to tailor the course to their own interests.

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods are used - for example, unseen exams, class tests, empirical research projects, presentations and coursework.

Sponsorship information

Home/EU: Standard tuition fee discount applies for UCLan award holders (20 per cent discount). International students: VC Award and early payment bursary apply.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

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