Psychology MSc

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 19/10/2018

This programme is designed for those without an undergraduate degree in Psychology, who have an interest in the subject of Psychology or are looking for a new career in Psychology.

You will be taught by academics from the Division of Psychology with a wide ranging area of research expertise, engaging you with a diverse range of perspectives. The programme is designed to equip you with key theoretical perspectives and practical knowledge within some of the core areas of psychology.

 

Course

Highlights

  • This course is a conversion course for students without an undergraduate degree in Psychology.
  • This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society.
  • Flexible part time study available.

Additional

Information

British Psychology Society Accreditation

This programme offers students a psychology programme accredited by the British Psychological Society to broaden their knowledge and understanding of psychology.  Successful completion of the MSc Psychology (Conversion) programme confers students with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society.  This programme is therefore not normally appropriate for students who already hold GBC status.

Course Details

MSc Psychology Conversion programme is designed to equip you with key theoretical perspectives and practical knowledge within some of the core areas of psychology at Masters level.

You will study from a core curriculum within some of the key areas within psychology, through a range of modules which allow them to develop further capabilities already achieved through studying at undergraduate level such as undertaking independent research projects. The core curriculum will also provide you with a sound knowledge of theoretical, professional and policy issues in psychology.

Read more…

Open Days

See for Yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a postgraduate stall, where you can speak with tutors about the postgraduate courses that interest you, to give you all the information you need about studying at the University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the programme is a recognised pathway into careers within the areas of psychological professional practice and for undertaking further academic qualifications in Psychology, i.e. PhD, Professional Doctorates.

In addition, the research skills/core modules are beneficial for student careers within both public sector and private sector organisations.  Students can progress into teaching Psychology at Secondary Institutions/Further Education Institutions (please note additional teaching qualifications may be necessary).

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

English Language Requirements

Students whose first language is not English will need to pass The International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
    for study at postgraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

To be considered for this course you will be required to meet at least one of the below requirements in addition to all mandatory requirements:

  • You should normally hold a higher second class honours degree or above in an internationally recognised undergraduate programme.
  • If you hold a lower-second class honours degree, you may also be considered.  Such candidates will normally be asked to produce evidence of academic capability, such as an essay, before being considered for admission.
  • If you have previous educational experience you will be considered for admission to the programme however, recognition of prior learning is limited to a maximum of 60 credits. Students will require a minimum of 180 credits in psychology in order to meet the requirements for the GBC.  Applicants with a disability and applicants from all ethnic groups will be encourage
  • We would consider your application if you have undertaken a British Psychological Society accredited psychology degree but who have failed to either pass the empirical psychology project or achieve at least a lower second class honours degree.

Mandatory requirements:

You will be required to provide evidence of a GCSE Grade ‘C’ in Mathematics (or internationally recognised equivalent.)

You will be required to apply for a DBS check before being permitted to engage in the dissertation research project if necessary.  DBS checks may also be required if you wish to engage in Changemaker and/or STEAM events.

A personal statement demonstrating self-awareness, self-reflection, sensitivity to issues of difference and equality as well as commitment to anti-oppressive practice will be required.

For more information on how to make an application please visit our How to Apply page.

Course Content

  • Individual Differences (10 Credits)
    Module code: PSYM100
    Core Module Y
  • Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology (10 Credits)
    Module code: PSYM101
    Core Module Y
  • Advanced Developmental Psychology (30 Credits)
    Module code: PSYM079
    Core Module Y
  • Cognitive, Biological and Neuroscience (30 Credits)
    Module code: PSYM080
    Core Module Y
  • Applied and Critical Social Psychology (30 Credits)
    Module code: PSYM081
    Core Module Y
  • Research Methods and Disseration (50 Credits)
    Module code: PSYM086
    Core Module Y
  • Research Skills (20 Credits)
    Module code: PSYM102
    Core Module Y

Facilities &

Special Features

To further assist with your employability portfolio we have a two-hour career event embedded as part of your curriculum.  This event will be held in the second trimester and will be part of the PSYM081 (Applied and Critical Social Psychology) module workshops. Attendance at this event is mandatory.

Graduate Student Discount Scheme

Funding available

Our graduate discount scheme is open to graduates of the University of Northampton who enrol on a full master’s programme with us in the year 2018/19.

Qualifying students will receive 20% discount on the full tuition fee for their Master’s course.

*Find out if you are eligible for 20% fee discount by visiting our webpage.

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

TBC

Scholarships

Care Leaver / Foyer Award

If you are from a care background or a Foyer, you may be eligible to receive an award of £1,000 per year to help with…

Carers Award

Students who are responsible for the care of a relative due to disability or chronic/ terminal illness may be eligible to apply for a Carers’…

Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship

The Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship awards £500 to a postgraduate research degree student at the University of Northampton. Dr Mike Daniel was Pro…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…


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Updated 19/10/2018

  • This programme is designed for those without an undergraduate degree in Psychology, who have an interest in the subject of Psychology or are looking for a new career in Psychology.

    You will be taught by academics from the Division of Psychology with a wide ranging area of research expertise, engaging you with a diverse range of perspectives. The programme is designed to equip you with key theoretical perspectives and practical knowledge within some of the core areas of psychology.

     

    Course

    Highlights

    • This course is a conversion course for students without an undergraduate degree in Psychology.
    • This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society.
    • Flexible part time study available.
  • MSc Psychology Conversion programme is designed to equip you with key theoretical perspectives and practical knowledge within some of the core areas of psychology at Masters level.

    You will study from a core curriculum within some of the key areas within psychology, through a range of modules which allow them to develop further capabilities already achieved through studying at undergraduate level such as undertaking independent research projects. The core curriculum will also provide you with a sound knowledge of theoretical, professional and policy issues in psychology.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    British Psychology Society Accreditation

    This programme offers students a psychology programme accredited by the British Psychological Society to broaden their knowledge and understanding of psychology.  Successful completion of the MSc Psychology (Conversion) programme confers students with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society.  This programme is therefore not normally appropriate for students who already hold GBC status.

    • See for Yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a postgraduate stall, where you can speak with tutors about the postgraduate courses that interest you, to give you all the information you need about studying at the University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      Successful completion of the programme is a recognised pathway into careers within the areas of psychological professional practice and for undertaking further academic qualifications in Psychology, i.e. PhD, Professional Doctorates.

      In addition, the research skills/core modules are beneficial for student careers within both public sector and private sector organisations.  Students can progress into teaching Psychology at Secondary Institutions/Further Education Institutions (please note additional teaching qualifications may be necessary).

  • To be considered for this course you will be required to meet at least one of the below requirements in addition to all mandatory requirements:

    • You should normally hold a higher second class honours degree or above in an internationally recognised undergraduate programme.
    • If you hold a lower-second class honours degree, you may also be considered.  Such candidates will normally be asked to produce evidence of academic capability, such as an essay, before being considered for admission.
    • If you have previous educational experience you will be considered for admission to the programme however, recognition of prior learning is limited to a maximum of 60 credits. Students will require a minimum of 180 credits in psychology in order to meet the requirements for the GBC.  Applicants with a disability and applicants from all ethnic groups will be encourage
    • We would consider your application if you have undertaken a British Psychological Society accredited psychology degree but who have failed to either pass the empirical psychology project or achieve at least a lower second class honours degree.

    Mandatory requirements:

    You will be required to provide evidence of a GCSE Grade ‘C’ in Mathematics (or internationally recognised equivalent.)

    You will be required to apply for a DBS check before being permitted to engage in the dissertation research project if necessary.  DBS checks may also be required if you wish to engage in Changemaker and/or STEAM events.

    A personal statement demonstrating self-awareness, self-reflection, sensitivity to issues of difference and equality as well as commitment to anti-oppressive practice will be required.

    For more information on how to make an application please visit our How to Apply page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Individual Differences (10 Credits)
      Module code: PSYM100
      Core Module Y
    • Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology (10 Credits)
      Module code: PSYM101
      Core Module Y
    • Advanced Developmental Psychology (30 Credits)
      Module code: PSYM079
      Core Module Y
    • Cognitive, Biological and Neuroscience (30 Credits)
      Module code: PSYM080
      Core Module Y
    • Applied and Critical Social Psychology (30 Credits)
      Module code: PSYM081
      Core Module Y
    • Research Methods and Disseration (50 Credits)
      Module code: PSYM086
      Core Module Y
    • Research Skills (20 Credits)
      Module code: PSYM102
      Core Module Y
    • Funding available

      Our graduate discount scheme is open to graduates of the University of Northampton who enrol on a full master’s programme with us in the year 2018/19.

      Qualifying students will receive 20% discount on the full tuition fee for their Master’s course.

      *Find out if you are eligible for 20% fee discount by visiting our webpage.

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • TBC

    Scholarships

    Care Leaver / Foyer Award

    If you are from a care background or a Foyer, you may be eligible to receive an award of £1,000 per year to help with…

    Carers Award

    Students who are responsible for the care of a relative due to disability or chronic/ terminal illness may be eligible to apply for a Carers’…

    Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship

    The Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship awards £500 to a postgraduate research degree student at the University of Northampton. Dr Mike Daniel was Pro…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour