MSc Psychology (conversion course)

This BPS accredited conversion course will cover all areas of psychology to provide you with the knowledge and understanding to start a career in this field.

  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions, Part-Time

​Why study MSc Psychology at BU?

  • New psychology conversion course, accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS, completion of the course makes you eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartership, the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.
  • During this course you will develop a high level of understanding and insight into empirical and theoretical psychology issues
  • Develop a well-founded knowledge and critical understanding of the mind and behaviour through learning about all areas of psychology
  • Acquire a range of sought-after research skills and methods to investigate behaviour
  • Learn to conduct research independently and apply your knowledge in a variety of contexts.

Find out more about the content of this course.

Course accreditations

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society. On successful completion of the course you are eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartership, the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2022, January 2023, September 2023


Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus


September start: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time. January start: 16 months full-time only

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 or equivalent in any subject. 

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent. For more information see our full entry requirements.

Course details

Once you have completed this course, you will possess the practical skills and theoretical knowledge necessary to continue into an academic career or secure employment in a range of organisations. This course will equip you with an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of Psychology.

Download the programme specification (pdf 289kb)

Your application

Entry requirements


After completing this course, you will possess an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of psychology which will open up a employment opportunities within this and related fields.

Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section, including details of the Postgraduate Loan (subject to fee status).

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.

Find out more about living expenses for postgraduate students

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that teaching staff can change.

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