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QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) MSc in Psychological Science
QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

MSc in Psychological Science

Belfast, United Kingdom

1 Years


Full time, Part time

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EUR 8,360



An intensive one-year Master’s course with accreditation from the British Psychological Society, enabling you to pursue a career in this area even if your background is in another discipline.

This conversion course will appeal to you if you do not already have a psychology degree.

It is approved and accredited by the British Psychological Society, (it confers the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership), which means you’ll have the essential knowledge to undertake professional training.

This intensive program means with focused work and preparation, you will get a fully-accredited course in the space of 12 rewarding months.

You might be a recent graduate or someone who’s been in work for a while and wants to change direction.

You’ll be fascinated by how psychology underpins everything we do and aids our understanding of behavior – not just of people, but of animals too.

Please note that the MSc Psychological Science (Conversion) program is intended for students who have completed a degree in a subject other than Psychology, to undertake an intensive foundational course and achieve a Psychology qualification that is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and entails Graduate Membership of the BPS. It is not an advanced specialism degree in Psychology but rather covers the core areas of Psychology and associated research skills as required for BPS accreditation.

Applications for this course received after 30th June 2023 may not be accepted. In addition, a deposit will be required to secure a place.

Course Structure

Students may enroll on a full-time (1 year) or part-time (2 years) basis. Taught modules are delivered over two semesters.

Full-time students follow taught modules in Semester 1 (Autumn) and Semester 2 (Spring) and they carry out an independent research project and write their MSc thesis (dissertation) in the summer.

Part-time students normally complete three taught modules in year 1, one taught module, and a research thesis (dissertation) in year 2, however, module selection is flexible during part-time study.

The MSc is awarded to students who complete four taught modules (120 CATS points) and a 7,000 word research dissertation (60 CATS points).

One other exit qualification is available: students may exit with a Postgraduate Diploma by completing 120 CATS points from taught modules


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