University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Psychological Studies (conversion)

The Masters in Psychology (conversion) (online distance learning) is designed to provide a broad and critical awareness of psychological theory and practice. Graduates will have a range of intellectual and practical skills, including initiative, self-reliance and critical ability, which are readily adaptable to the needs of the labour market. **Online distance learning Contact: kevin.wilson-smith@glasgow.ac.uk September start MSc: 36 months part-time** **WHY THIS PROGRAMME** 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 online lectures and seminars. You will undertake an online practical portfolio and research projects including a dissertation. **Core courses** - Cognitive psychology - Conceptual and historical issues in psychology - Human development - Individual differences - Physiological psychology - Research methods - Social psychology - Research project (Dissertation). **Optional courses (two chosen)** - A typical development - Applied Qualitative Methods - Clinical Health - Counselling - Current Issues - Educational Psychology - Forensic **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** This MSc can function as both a feeder for a PhD and also as an industry-focused qualification. Graduates of this programme may go on to further academic training and pursue a PhD.

Entry requirements

MSc: 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in any 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

You will take eight core and two optional courses, followed by a research project/dissertation. You will also be allocated an academic supervisor to advise you on your individual research project. Core courses: ?Cognitive psychology ?Conceptual and historical issues in psychology ?Developmental psychology ?Individual differences ?Physiological psychology ?Research methods 1 ?Research methods 2 ?Social psychology. Optional courses: ?Applied qualitative methods ?Atypical development ?Clinical health psychology ?Current issues in psychology ?Educational psychology ?Perception and visual cognition ?Professional skills. 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

Dissertation

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Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
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 17,900 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
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 Months

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