University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Psychology (Conversion)

This programme is aimed primarily towards people wishing to pursue a career change in any field of psychology. It prepares students for their professional journey by helping them develop a broad knowledge base across the key areas of psychology in a contained period of time. As a student, you will learn about the core areas of psychology, such as social, developmental and cognitive psychology, biological bases of psychology, and individual differences. In addition, you will acquire statistical and research methods skills needed to conduct, under expert supervision, your independent research project on a topic of your choosing.

Course modules

Example module listing: preparation for academic research in psychology; brain and behaviour with research methods; fundamental concepts in social psychology with research methods; statistics and data analysis for the MSc in psychology (conversion); conceptual and historical issues in psychology (MSc level); social and cognitive development with research methods; cognitive psychology with research methods; personality, intelligence, individual differences and psychopathology; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Methods of assessment include coursework and exams; students are required to pass all of the 8 taught compulsory modules (120 credits). In addition, students complete a research dissertation worth 60 credits to be eligible for the postgraduate MSc degree.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 - 12 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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