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Coventry University
United Kingdom, Coventry / London
Tuition fee £11,846 per year
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The MSc Psychology is a one year conversion course aimed at graduate
students whose first degree was in a (relevant) subject other than
Psychology. The MSc Psychology provides knowledge and understanding of
the core areas in psychology and Confers eligibility for the Graduate
Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological

Throughout the course there is an emphasis on developing transferable
skills, such as IT, groupwork, communication, report-writing, numeracy
and presentation skills.

These skills enable our graduates to secure employment in areas other
than psychology. Throughout the course, you are encouraged to develop
your own approach to study and to take responsibility for planning and
developing your own your own learning.

The course will improve your knowledge of Psychology and put you in a
position where you can go on to further psychological study or give
your career a greater focus on psychology. The course is academically
challenging and provides a comprehensive foundation of psychological
theory and research, offering insights into behaviour from a variety
of perspectives. During the course you will build the knowledge and
skills necessary to fully appreciate the depth and breadth essential
to the study of psychology.  There are many opportunities for you to
practise and apply these skills with an emphasis on increasing your
confidence and competence.

*On this course you will study all of the main theoretical areas of
psychology including:*

  • Biological Psychology which explores the relationship between
    the brain, the body and behaviour.
  • Social Psychology considers how an individual’s behaviour is
    affected by the presence of others.
  • Cognitive Psychology looks at how people perceive, remember,
    think and solve problems.
  • Developmental Psychology is the study of how peoples thinking
    and social behaviour changes with age.
  • Individual Differences looks at how people differ from one
    another, for example in terms of their intelligence and personality.

You will also study contemporary issues and debates in psychology,
ethics in psychology and applied areas of psychology including
counselling, clinical, forensic, educational, sport, work and health

Research Methods outlines the research methods and statistical
analyses that are used in psychological research. You will both learn
about these and put these into practice.

You will also conduct an extensive piece of independent research on
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Career opportunities

Aimed at students seeking to enter employment as professional
psychologists, the programme is a first step towards chartered status
as a professional psychologist (GBC).

Successful graduates of the programme will automatically be offered a
place on our BPS accredited Masters’ degree programmes in Forensic
Psychology, Forensic Psychology,  and Crime, Occupational Psychology
or Health Psychology, each of which are important stages in career
development within these fields.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States