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MSc Psychology (Conversion) - 2021 entry

Please note: The below is for 2021 entries. Click here for 2020 entries.
UCAS code 1234
Duration 1 year full time
2 years part time
Entry year 2020
Contact

Programme Director: Dr Fraser Milton
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Phone: +44(0)1392 725818

Entry requirements

2:1 Honours degree

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Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Psychology

Overview

  • Intended for graduates who have not previously taken a psychology degree to obtain a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited degree*
  • Gain an understanding of the core areas of psychology as required by the BPS
  • Provides the training to enable you to work as a psychologist in a variety of fields
  • Opportunities to specialise in clinical or educational psychology

*We are currently in the process of applying to the British Psychology Society for accreditation for this programme. It is expected that accreditation will be confirmed before the start of the programme.

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Top 100 in the world for Psychology

QS World University Rankings 2020

85% of research classified as world-leading or internationally excellent 

Research Excellence Framework 2014 based on the percentage of research categorised as 4* or 3*

8th for Psychology in The Complete University Guide 2020

Internationally respected and fast developing social, environmental and organisational psychology research group, and a major centre for cognitive, clinical and neuroscience research

Entry requirements

We usually require a minimum 2:1 Honours degree. No specific subjects are required.

Please note, that for the optional module Special Educational Needs: Teaching and Learning and, in some circumstances, research projects as part of a dissertation, students will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Entry requirements for international students

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and information on English language requirements.

Course content

This programme is specifically designed for graduates who have not previously taken a psychology degree. The programme enables you to obtain a British Psychological Society (BPS)* accredited Psychology degree and gain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the BPS that will allow you to work as a psychologist in a variety of different fields (e.g, education, clinical, forensic, organisational).

The programme offers general training in social, biological, cognition and developmental psychology and personality and individual differences, as required by the BPS, but also provides the opportunity to specialise in clinical or educational psychology.

*We are currently in the process of applying to the British Psychology Society for accreditation for this programme. It is expected that accreditation will be confirmed before the start of the programme.

Fees

UK/EU fees per year:

£10,900 full-time; £5,450 part-time

International fees per year:

£22,500 full-time

Alumni Scholarship for 2020

We are pleased to offer an enhanced University of Exeter Alumni Scholarship of £2,000 for Home/EU and £2,250 for International fee paying applicants. These scholarships are payable as a tuition fee reduction for students starting MSc Psychology (Conversion) in September 2020 only. 

The scholarship is available to any University of Exeter graduate who has completed one of the following:

  • graduated from an undergraduate or postgraduate degree awarded by the University of Exeter
  • completed an inbound Study Abroad semester/year at the University of Exeter
  • completed a credit-bearing University of Exeter International Summer School

How to apply:

This award is applied automatically; you do not need to make a separate scholarship application. Submit your postgraduate application online, remembering to complete the relevant section to indicate your previous Exeter study, by 31 August 2020 at the latest in order to be eligible.

Teaching and research

How will I learn?

  • Lectures
  • Practical classes
  • Seminars
  • Research project
  • Convenor-led discussions
  • Talks from external speaker
  • Student presentations

Learning from experts

Our staff are recognised internationally for their academic excellence, high quality research and applied output. They actively research the areas of psychology they teach, so their expertise feeds directly into our research-led programmes.

Contact hours

10 -12 hours per week on average

Tutorial support

Each student is allocated a personal tutor who is available for advice and support throughout your studies. Students will also have access to specialist helpdesks for statistics and assessment feedback which are run by postgraduate tutors.

Assessment

Assessments will comprise examinations, essays, critical reviews, reports, posters and oral presentations.

Facilities

Throughout your study you will use a range of innovative teaching facilities, such as an online learning platform, various 24/7 computer pools and audio-visual suite, 24/7 library, study spaces and specialised equipment. There are also extensive research facilities including eye tracking, EEG/ERP, tDCS, TMS laboratories, audio-visual recording suite and an MRI scanner.

Research inspired learning

All the modules that you take will be underpinned by research-led learning. You will learn about classic studies as well as cutting edge research in the core areas of psychology (e.g., cognitive, biological, social, developmental psychology, personality and individual differences as well as potentially clinical and educational psychology). During the programme you will learn to critically evaluate this research, identifying its strengths and weaknesses. The programme will culminate with your undertaking a large-scale research project, making a novel contribution to a field of Psychology, under a supervisor who is an expert in that area.

Members of staff have strong research links with universities in other countries and there is a flourishing international community. We work in partnership with a variety of public and private sector organisations to ensure our research is relevant to policy makers.

Unlike most other leading departments, we provide postgraduate training and continuing professional development (CPD) courses for Clinical Psychology and other psychological practitioners on the same site as our PhD and Masters degrees.

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Careers

Employer-valued skills this course develops

This programme is specifically designed to enable students with a non-psychology background to pursue a psychology based career, many of which require a BPS accredited degree for further training. This degree will therefore help prepare graduates for a subsequent career in, for example, clinical psychology, educational psychology, organisational and occupational psychology, and forensic psychology.

Graduates will acquire a number of skills on completion of the programme, including enhancing their ability to think critically and solve problems, to learn through team work and be engaged in a student-led project. They will also become an engaged and participative leader in debates on psychological issues, and the diversity of assignments they will complete will make them adaptable and resilient.

Students undertaking the optional Special Educational Needs: Teaching and Learning module could also be offered a short placement in an education context, allowing some application of their studies.

Careers services

Our careers teams at the Career Zone can help guide you through a wealth of information to match your skills and interests to a career that will suit you. Our staff work with regional, national and international employers to develop new work placement, project and graduate opportunities.

Further information

Further information is available through the Careers pages of the University’s Postgraduate Study website.

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