Psychological Sciences (Conversion) MSc Online
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About the programme
The Psychological Sciences MSc (Conversion) online has been created for students and working professionals from non-psychology backgrounds who want to gain a comprehensive understanding of psychology, its practical applications, and its impact on society. Brunel's master's degree is accessible to working professionals with its leading-edge distance learning platform, allowing you to pursue your clinical psychology career along with your existing commitments.
As a graduate, you’ll have acquired important subject specific skills and transferable skills at an advanced level, such as data analysis, problem solving and project management and effective communication including report preparation, whilst also building a solid basis to pursue a career as a professional psychologist through further study within the discipline (e.g. PhD, ClinPsyD, DEdPsy).
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See the bigger picture
Positive social change means thinking long-term. Develop an awareness of how you can leave a lasting impact on communities through psychology.
Draw meaning from data
Build advanced analytical skills and learn how to interpret data and results effectively.
Communicate big ideas
Doing things differently leads to innovation. Learn to think outside the box and inspire innovative solutions for complex psychology problems.
Understand real-world context
Develop your knowledge of major theories and empirical studies in psychology, and how they have impacted society.
Conduct ground-breaking research
Design rigorous research projects to examine and evaluate contemporary psychological theories.
Evaluate and test hypotheses
Apply the most appropriate statistical tests to your research data and critically evaluate the findings of published studies.
Gain the skills to make a difference
Lower second class (2:2) (or above) UK honours undergraduate degree in any subject, or international equivalent.
Non-native speakers of English need either of the following:
- IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
- Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
- TOEFL: 90 (min 20 in all)
- BrunELT: 63% (min 58% in all areas)
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Please enter your details to download the Psychological Sciences (Conversion) MSc brochure.
Start dates: January, May, September
Study Mode: Online
All modules are worth 15 credits each
- Introduction to Psychological Sciences (0 credits)
- Historical and Conceptual Issues in Psychology
- Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology
- Cognitive Psychology
- Social Psychology
- Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
- Biological Psychology
- Developmental Psychology
- Individual Differences
- Empirical Psychology Project (60 credits)
Why Study MSC Psychology online
Gain experience from one of the most sought-after courses worldwide in psychology sciences, highly rated for its excellence in teaching and learning.
Skills to make an impact
Develop advanced skills in deeper concepts like cognitive psychology and research methods that are needed to become an outstanding leader in the psychological sciences sector.
Your virtual campus
Study from any location and build valuable connections with like-minded professionals worldwide.
"Whether you're looking for a career change or to pursue an interest in psychology, the Psychological Sciences (Conversion) MSc online provides you an opportunity to gain a grounding in core areas of this subject area. The online course allows you to study from wherever you are located in the world and fit your studies around other obligations. I hope to welcome you to our community soon."
Dr Susan Iacovou
Programme Director MSc (Online)
Career Opportunities with Psychology Conversion Course Online
This online master's course alone will not allow you to practice in the United Kingdom, but provides an opportunity for a non-psychology graduate, or a graduate from a non-BPS accredited course, to meet one of the entry requirements for a postgraduate programme of professional training in:
Our graduates work here
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Career support resources
The Brunel+ Award is designed to give you recognition for the non-academic activities that you participate in during your time here at Brunel.
Brunel PDC (Professional Development Centre)
Our careers service helps students develop the skills and experience needed to stand out in the international job market.
Online students will have full access to Brunel’s digital library of books, articles, and other electronic resources.
- Health psychology
- Sport psychology
- Clinical psychology
Graduates may also choose to explore career opportunities in media, marketing, HR, law enforcement, finance, health, and education, as well as government and non-governmental agencies and healthcare organisations.
- Occupational Psychology
- Educational Psychology
- Forensic Psychology
Brunel's UK-based online master's in psychology is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), which means you'll be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) from the BPS, essential for pursuing a career in recognised psychology professions.