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Psychology (Conversion)

Master of Science

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Accredited by British Psychological Society (Conversion)

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Psychology (Conversion)

Master of Science

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  • Course Type:  Full time (1 year)
    Part time (2 years)
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Course Overview

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.

Why study with us

  • 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

About this course >

​​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. 

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Further Study

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Accredited by British Psychological Society (Conversion)

​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.).​

Structure >

Full time route (1 year)

Your year (which we call level 7) consists of eight modules (worth 180 credits).

  • PSY7045 Cognitive Psych​ology
  • PSY7065 Personality and Individual Differences
  • PSY7073 Psychological Research Methods
  • PSY7035 Social Psychology 
  • PSY7015 Clinical Psychology 
  • PSY7025 Developmental Psychology 
  • PSY7055 Hormones and Behaviour 
  • PSY7086 MSc Thesis (Journal Format) 

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Part time route (2 years)

Your programme stretches across two years (which we call level 7) consists of eight modules (worth 90 credits per year for 180 credits in total). These modules are worth 15 credits, 30 credits, or 60 
credits respectively.

Year One (90 credits)

  • PSY7045 Cognit​ive Psychology  
  • PSY7073 Psychological Research Methods 
  • PSY7015 Clinical Psychology 
  • PSY7025 Developmental Psychology 
  • PSY7055 Hormones and Behaviour 

Year Two (90 credits)

  • PSY7065 Personality and Individual Differences 
  • PSY7035 Social Psychology 
  • PSY7086 MSc Thesis (Journal Format)

Learning and Teaching >

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.​

Entry Requirements >

A minimum 2:2 classification degree in a subject area other than Psychology or a 3rd in 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.​​

Student Finance >

UK & EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £5,500 a year for this course in 2019-20. 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​​

Additional Costs

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.​

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