University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Psychological Science (conversion)

The Master's in Psychological Science (conversion) is designed to provide a broad and critical awareness of psychological theory and practice. We have particular expertise in quantitative methods, and our course would particularly suit those from a Science background. There will be the possibility for students to specialise in Neuroscience in their choice of optional courses. In addition, graduates from the MSc will have a range of generic intellectual and practical skills, including initiative, self-reliance and critical ability, which are easily adaptable to the needs of the labour market. Training in psychological research methods and project work will be included in the programme.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a Science subject. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses. For applicants whose 1st language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level: IELTS: overall score 6.5 with no sub-test less than 6.0 or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification (see below). Common equivalent English language qualifications: all stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme: ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20; CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169; CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169; PTE Academic (Person Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59.

Course modules

Core courses: cognitive psychology; human development; individual differences; physiological psychology; research methods; social psychology; research project.
Optional courses (3 chosen from over 20 options) for example: typical development; cognitive neuroscience: insights into brain plasticity; forensic; psychology of biology and mental disorders.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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