University of Sunderland

University of Sunderland


This is a conversion course that is suitable for graduates who have not studied psychology as a 1st degree. Successful completion provides the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership by the British Psychological Society, which is an essential 1st step towards becoming a chartered psychologist. It also supports careers where professional insight in human behaviour are valuable such as social work, public services, advertisement, general management and Human Resources.

Entry requirements

We require applicants to hold at least a 2nd class Honours degree in any subject. This course is designed to be a conversion course for those who do not already hold the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society. The course is therefore not suitable if you have already achieved an Honours degree in psychology.

Course modules

Modules include: Stability and change; human capacities; psychological research; Master's project.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods are a combination of exams and coursework including essays, reports and seminar presentations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 300 per Credit (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sir Tom Cowie Campus Sunderland SR6 0DD North East

Key information

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