University of Reading

University of Reading

Psychology Conversion

* Join a new MSc course which is based on our very long-standing and successful BPS-accredited courses * Benefit from excellent resources for teaching and research * Choose from tailor-made optional modules including CBT or a language * Benefit from excellent resources for teaching and research * Join a School whose labs and clinics offer research placement opportunities * Hone your analytical ability, methods awareness and critical thinking **Psychology at Reading** Our programmes enable you to complement your postgraduate study of psychology through a number of NHS-partnered clinics, professional training centres and research placements in neuroscience, developmental psychopathology and clinical research. The Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics provides access to state-of-the art technology and expertise in cognitive and computational neuroscience. We also have facilities for experimental and observational research, including a number of specialist laboratories. These include virtual reality, ageing, infant vision, infant language, auditory perception, body kinematics, psychophysiology, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and electroencephalogram (EEG). We provide excellence in research training for both specialist and transferable skills. Our degrees take a modern approach to the practice of psychology, and you take mandatory modules in a range of analytics methods. You will benefit from the many collaborative ventures of staff and from their involvement with national and international research projects, professional societies and funding bodies, as well as opportunities to participate in academic dissemination, such as conferences and scientific journals.

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

MSc: * Typical and atypical development * Social and differential psychology * Cognition * Perception and neuroscience * Empirical project MSc: * Research Methods and Data Analysis * Typical and Atypical Development * Personality and Social Psychology * Cognition * Neuroscience * Empirical Project work with personal supervision by a member of staff

Assessment methods

Empirical Project work


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 - 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 - 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 18,960 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,225 per Whole course (Home/EU) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 18,960 per Whole course (International) 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,225 per Whole course (Home/EU) 24 Months

Campus details

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

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