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As a student of the MSc Psychology (conversion) programme here at Leeds Trinity, you will be studying a course which is accredited by the British Psychological Society. The programme has been designed to provide a thorough grounding in psychology. This means that you will study core areas of psychology and, in addition, develop key skills including research skills, statistical analysis, critical evaluation, teamwork and communication skills.


Course Benefits

  • Course to be accredited in Spring 2016 for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).​​
  • As a student of the MSc Psychology (conversion) programme here at Leeds Trinity, you will be studying a course which is accredited by the British Psychological Society. 
  • The programme has been designed to provide a thorough grounding in psychology. This means that you will study core areas of psychology and, in addition, develop key skills including research skills, statistical analysis, critical evaluation, teamwork and communication skills.​​

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Course Information

​The MSc in Psychology (conversion) is specifically designed for graduates with a minimum 2:2 classification degree in a subject area other than Psychology, wishing to become practicing Psychologists. 

Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. 

Accredited by British Psychological Society
This degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society
(BPS) as conferring eligibility for Graduate Membership of the Society with the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, provided the minimum standard of qualification of a second
class honours is achieved. This is the first step to becoming a
Chartered Psychologist.​

This accreditation is important as it is a benchmark of quality, as defined by psychologists. GBC is an entry requirement for many BPS accredited postgraduate training courses, for example: Clinical, Forensic, Counselling, Educational, Occupational or Sport Psychology, one of the routes to becoming a practitioner as, for example, a Clinical Psychologist, a Forensic Psychologist, Counselling Psychologist, Educational Psychologist, Occupational Psychologist or a Sport Psychologist. These specialisms form part of the route to becoming a Chartered Psychologist (C. Psychol.).​

At Leeds Trinity, we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential.
 
Most of the modules on this course are delivered through a combination of lectures and small group tutorials/seminars. These modules include a variety of learning assessment methods including analysing ‘real world’ case studies, problem-based learning, leading seminars, poster presentations and mini conferences.

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We make extensive use of Moodle, Leeds Trinity’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), to support class sessions with all module information and lecture slides posted. We also use e-resources to enable 24/7 access to learning materials from off-campus and these include access to over 1,600 psychology journal titles.
 
As emphasised in the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy, the department is committed to increasing the amount of contact time devoted to student-led enquiry. Students will engage with programme content and learn in an active fashion and in alignment with BPS standards. Assessment methods will be used, matched to the learning outcomes for the programme – all of which include internationalisation and a historical perspective of the discipline, while promoting awareness of how psychology can be applied in the workplace and in the community.​


Assessment
A variety of assessment methods is used, matched to the learning outcomes for the programme, to enable students to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that they have developed.  On most programmes there is scope for students to be involved in negotiating and evaluating some assessment.​

A minimum 2:2 classification degree in a subject area other than Psychology and GCSE grade ‘C’ passes in English and Mathematics.

If English is not your first language IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any component) or equivalent is the minimum requirement.​

Please contact us for personalised advice on 0113 283 7123 or admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk.​​

UK & EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £4,500 a year for this course in 2017-18. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studyingFind out more

International Students:

Tuition fees cost £11,250 for this course in 2017-18. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. Find out more​​

We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:
  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.

James Jackson

​​​​​​​​My name is James and I'm the Programme Leader for the MSc Psychology (conversion) course so you'll see a lot of me. 


I will be your tutor, support you though the Psychological Research Methods module - which is key to designing a successful research thesis and making it your own - and also the biological psychology module on Hormones and Behaviour. 

My research interests include mental toughness, coping with pain, and stress hormone release under chronic conditions - particularly individuals with tinnitus. If you ever need help or advice, come see me.

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Our bespoke MSc Psychology (conversion) course is aimed at graduates will little or no background in psychology. 

You'll get the skills and knowledge you will need to begin a career as a professional psychologist. 

Successful students will be eligible for British Psychological Society Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).

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The aim of this course is to provide Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). With GBC, further postgraduate psychology study is possible in all domains, leading to careers in: Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Educational Occupational Psychology, and Sport and Exercise Psychology.​
Following the successful award of MSc in Psychology, we encourage students to consider studying towards higher degrees, such as a PhD or towards an MSc in an applied area of Psychology for example Clinical, Forensic, Counselling, Educational, Occupational or Sport Psychology.
  • This programme is subject to accreditation by the British Psychological Society

Our Campus

We can't help but brag – our campus has everything you need for an amazing student life. There is food, drink and entertainment for you and your friends to enjoy, day and night. You'll have access to our £2.2 million sports and fitness centre and find peace and quiet in the Chapel. 

Our Students’ Union (LTSU) is run by students, for the students so you'll be sure to get the most out of your university life with a range of social activities, clubs and societies whether on campus or in Leeds. 

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Leeds

​​Home to over 100,000 students, Leeds is regularly voted the UK's best student city thanks to its amazing nightlife, culture and shopping. It's also an internationally recognised centre for learning and offers brilliant graduate job prospects.  
 
You'll be spoilt for choice when you arrive in Leeds, so we've put together a helpful guide to get you started.
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​96% 

96% of our students rate the Library and IT service staff as helpful, friendly and knowledgeable

​4* World-leading

We have a 4* world-leading rating for some of our research outputs in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014​

Top 25% 

Our Library is i​n the top 25% of UK universities for e-journals

Top 15%​

Top 15% of all UK universities for teaching quality (according to the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016)​

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