This course aims to provide you with a sound knowledge of psychology, having been developed to impart the advanced knowledge required to serve your interests and career aspirations. Based at our Hendon Campus in London, you will benefit from the experience of our dedicated and enthusiastic staff. You will have access to some of the best and most up-to-date psychology facilities for teaching and research in the UK.
This conversion course is for graduates intending to pursue a career in psychology who wish to acquire the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society. You may have a degree in another subject but you will need to have previously studied 60 credits in psychology. Students are introduced to the broad range of theoretical and methodological approaches to psychology and are encouraged to develop a critical approach to studies, evaluating theory and evidence accordingly.
By the end of this course, you will be able to perform quantitative and qualitative data analyses and use statistical software to analyse complex data. You will design, implement, analyse and communicate independent and group project work to an advanced level. You will also be familiar with experimental software to design and run experiments and use psycho-physiological equipment to gather and interpret data.
The programme is assessed at 180 credit points and consists of 5 compulsory modules covering the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) subject benchmarks.
Each 30 credit module represents approximately 300 hours of student study time, with two-four hours of contact time per week, and covers 1-2 of the QAA core knowledge domains.
The postgraduate dissertation module is 60 credits and encourages students to work independently, develop expertise in a particular area of psychology and demonstrate advanced research skills.
The MSc programme can be studied over 12 months full-time or 24 months part-time. Part-time students take 60 taught credits in year 1, and 60 taught credits with the dissertation in year 2.
Students gain knowledge and understanding through attendance and participation in teaching sessions and independent research, with tutor support, and learning is supported with online self-study materials. Students learn cognitive skills through class discussion, guided independent study and lecturer feedback, as well as learning practical skills through presenting their ideas in written & oral form and participation in practical classes.
To provide students with an opportunity for an in-depth, advanced study in a specific area of applied psychology, pertinent to the degree for which they are registered, guided by, but largely independent of, tutor support. To enable students to apply appropriate principles of empirical research to an issue of their choice within the subject area of their degree registration. To enable students to present their research study in the form of a written thesis, using appropriate styles and conventions
The module aims to give students an overview of the biological bases of behaviour and the cognitive approach to psychology. After initial study of the anatomy physiology of the nervous system, attention is focused on aspects of behaviour that have a clear biological component. Through a series of practical laboratory sessions students will investigate specific central and peripheral nervous system variables and their relation to behaviour. In the second half of the module, the cognitivist approach to psychology will be evaluated and key theories relating to major cognitive faculties explored in depth, with a focus on integrating research from experimental psychology and neuropsychology. In a series of small-group interactive seminars, students will be encouraged to critically evaluate data from these fields and use this knowledge to question some of the fundamental elements of cognitive psychology.
This module aims to develop the depth and breadth of students understanding of core theory and up-to-date research in developmental psychology. In addition to the main topics, student will have opportunities to learn about extended topics of atypical developments, developments throughout the lifespan and applications to educational issues, as well as contemporary topics in applied developmental psychology. Critical discussion of research at masters level is required. Themes and concerns are discussed through the delivery requirements of the BPS Qualifying Syllabus.
This module conforms with the statistics and methodology requirements of the British Psychological Society s Graduate Basis for Registration.The module enables students to understand critically evaluate psychological research to understand how research design relates to research questions. It provides students with advanced skills in a variety of statistical analyses and enables them to conduct ethical psychological research at masters level utilising quantitative and qualitative methods. It provides skills in interpretation critical discussion of published psychological research. It prepares students for their dissertation and enables them to choose appropriate methodologies and analyses for research.
The module aims to develop the depth and breadth of students understanding of theory and research in social psychology and personality psychology. Central themes and concerns in both areas are discussed through the delivery requirements of the BPS Qualifying Syllabus. THIS MODULE PROVIDES CORE MATERIAL FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS.
UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.
If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
We accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.
If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.
You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.
You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components). We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted tests and qualifications.
If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive Pre-sessional English course.
Entry onto this course does not require an interview, portfolio or audition.
Applications for postgraduate study should be made directly to the university. Please visit our Postgraduate application page for further information and to apply.
81% of employers value employability skills above other factors – including type or class of degree - and so it’s important to develop your employability skills while you are at University.
We have an ambitious vision to ensure that 100% of our graduates are employable and able to secure a job when they leave University. To realise this vision, we’ve created a dedicated Employability Service which is here to support you every step of the way.
There are strong employment prospects for Psychology graduates and salaries in this field are excellent. The range of professional skills that psychology graduates develop ensures that they are highly valued across the economy.
The MSc is accredited by the British Psychological Society and successful completion of the programme to the required standard provides students with GBC (Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership) with the society. This is a requirement for students wishing to apply for BPS accredited masters courses in a variety of specialist areas in psychology. As such the MSc Psychology (conversion) provides a solid foundation for a career in psychology.
Graduates from this programme will have the opportunity to develop the skills of data research, critical analysis, oral, written and visual communication, reasoned debate, understanding theoretical concepts, and policy analysis. These are highly transferrable and are valued by employers across all sectors.
Accreditation: British Psychological Society
Full-time students: £8,500
Part-time per taught credit: £57
Part-time per dissertation: £28
Full-time students: £12,500
Part-time per taught credit: £84
Part-time per dissertation credit: £42