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 and has been designed to prepare students for their professional journey by helping develop a broad knowledge base across the key areas of psychology in a contained period of time. The course is intensive and only available as a full-time study option. It is not suited to being combined with significant work commitments. Individual modules cover the core areas of psychology and introduce their related research methods in subject tutorials. Statistical and analytical techniques will be taught to prepare students to conduct their own research. The research project and dissertation gives students the opportunity to extend their studies further on a topic of interest, supervised by a member of staff.

Entry requirements

1st or 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant field including social sciences, human sciences or natural sciences, medicine, nursing, teaching, social work, human resources, psychotherapy, or counselling. In addition to the entry requirements mentioned above all applicants need to have a GCSE grade B in mathematics and English language or literature (or equivalent). Previous work experience is also essential, although this does not have to be in a related field. Applicants with considerable work experience who do not necessarily meet the qualification requirements (although applicants must have a previous degree) will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Conceptual and historical issues in psychology; fundamental concepts of social psychology; brain and behaviour with research methods; social and cognitive development with research methods; perception and cognition with research methods; personality, intelligence, individual differences and psychopathology; introduction to statistics and data analysis; preparation for academic research in psychology; 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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

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