University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Psychological Science (conversion)

This British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited conversion programme is designed to provide you with 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 Cognitive Neuroscience or Clinical Psychology 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. **Academic contact: maxine.swingler@glasgow.ac.uk Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow September start MSc: 12 months full-time** **WHY THIS PROGRAMME** The MSc Psychological Science (conversion) is accredited by the British Psychological Society. Psychology at Glasgow is ranked 8th in the UK and 2nd in Scotland (Complete University Guide 2019). With a top 10 ranking in the UK (Complete University Guide 2019), the school continues to meet student expectations, combining both teaching excellence and a supportive learning environment. **PROGRAMME STRUCTURE** Modes of delivery include lectures, seminars, small group teaching and research projects. **Core courses** - Cognitive psychology - Human development - Individual differences - Physiological psychology - Research methods - Social psychology - Research project. **Optional courses (three chosen from over 20 options) for example:** - Atypical development - Cognitive neuroscience: insights into brain plasticity - Forensic - Psychology of biology and mental disorders. **Programme alteration or discontinuation** The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract. www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/ **CAREER PROSPECTS** Graduates from this programme are eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society. Graduates have successfully progressed to vocational masters programmes in psychology, and used this MSc to further their career in the wider job market. This MSc will be of particular interest to those who wish to acquire brain imaging techniques and want to work within a high-quality research environment. In combination with an undergraduate neuroscience degree, this MSc will prepare those who wish to be academic scientists.

Entry requirements

MSc: 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. English language requirements: For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training) ?overall score 6.5 ?no sub-test less than 6.0 ?or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification: Common equivalent English language qualifications All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme: ?ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than: ?Reading: 20 ?Listening: 19 ?Speaking: 19 ?Writing: 23 ?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 (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59 ?Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme. Pre-sessional courses: The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses: ?School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study ?BALEAP guide to accredited courses

Course modules

Modes of delivery include lectures, seminars, small group teaching and research projects. Core courses: ?Cognitive psychology ?Human development ?Individual differences ?Physiological psychology ?Research methods ?Social psychology ?Research project. Optional courses (three chosen from over 20 options) for example: ?Atypical development ?Cognitive neuroscience: insights into brain plasticity ?Forensic ?Psychology of biology and mental disorders. Programme alteration or discontinuation The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.

Assessment methods

Research project

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Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 20,150 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 Months

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Maxine Swingler
Telephone number: 
01413304515