University of Reading

University of Reading

Psychology Conversion

This newly developed master's programme has been designed for those who have an interest in psychology and want to follow a course that is fully accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). You do not need existing qualifications in psychology to take this course - graduates from other disciplines are welcome. As a master's student you can take advantage of our cutting-edge research laboratories, neuroimaging facilities, and resources for observation. Teaching is also informed by our three in-house NHS clinics (Anxiety & Depression, Speech & Language Therapy, Autism and Berkshire Memory & Cognition Clinic), and the world-renowned Charlie Waller Institute for evidence-based psychological treatments. You will be taught by leading academics who combine research and theory to provide you with the skills to go on to your future career. We will provide you with a modern, wide, evidence-based introduction to psychology as a science, in excellent facilities all set in our lovely Whiteknights campus. The programme follows the structure of our successful BSc in Psychology, and includes optional specialist modules such as Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for those interested in Clinical Psychology. We cover all the important sub-disciplines of psychology, including: *Development in typical and atypical populations *Neuroscience *Perception *Cognition *Social psychology *Differential psychology A number of features make our programme unique in the UK. Our special seminars and enhanced teaching and assessment approaches are aimed specifically at graduates from other disciples, and we offer sessions designed specifically for conversion students that cover skills and information to enhance employability. As part of the programme, you are required to have an understanding of statistics, but we understand that many students will have minimal knowledge when they start on the degree, so we provide support seminars in parallel with the main teaching sessions. We offer an optional component so that you can tailor your degree according to whether you are interested in the fundamental science of the mind and brain or would prefer to pursue a career in a clinical psychology-related field. An optional Research Placement module is also available, giving you the opportunity to work in one of our world-class research laboratories. We even offer an opportunity to learn a language. Throughout the course you will gain practical experience, and learn how to devise your own experiments, culminating in designing and conducting your own MSc research project. This project will be supervised by one of our academic staff - there is a huge range of possible disciplines and topics to choose from.

Entry requirements

MSc: Entry requirements: As our popular programmes are consistently oversubscribed we advise early applications (prior to May each year) since we cannot accept applicants once the programmes are full. Entrants are normally required to have obtained a good first or second class UK honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in psychology or a related discipline (for example, cognitive neuroscience). Your degree should have included biological psychology as required by the British Psychological Society. IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

Course modules

* Typical and atypical development * Social and differential psychology * Cognition * Perception and neuroscience * Empirical project

Assessment methods

Empirical Project work

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,225 per Whole course (England) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,225 per Whole course (EU) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,225 per Whole course (Wales) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,225 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,225 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,225 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 18,960 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,225 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,225 per Whole course (England) 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,225 per Whole course (Scotland) 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,225 per Whole course (EU) 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,225 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 18,960 per Whole course (International) 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,225 per Whole course (Wales) 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading RG6 6UR South East

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