Psychology (Conversion) MSc

School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

A course for students who wish to obtain an accredited psychology degree that will support entry into the professional psychology career pathways

Date of entry

September 2024

Start date
September 2024
12 months (full time)
Dundee City Campus

Also available: Psychology (Conversion) (part time) MSc

This course provides a solid practical and theoretical background and an accredited degree for graduates who have not studied Psychology or those who have an unaccredited Psychology degree. If you do not have a scientific background, we will support you with pre-sessional materials.

You will graduate with the fundamental knowledge and skills needed in a variety of psychology professions. Topics covered include psychological research methods, biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology, individual differences, and conceptual and historical issues in psychology.

You will learn about the full breadth of psychological research techniques, including experiments, surveys, and observation. As part of your practical project, you will work closely with a member of academic staff to complete a research dissertation in a selected area. You will have access to research equipment and facilities that including tools to measure brain activity or track eye movements.

The course will include opportunities to attend presentations by researchers and professionals from various psychology careers (industrial, forensic, occupational, clinical, health, or educational psychologists). This will give you an insight into the practical aspects of professional psychology occupations and develop an understanding of the many ways in which a psychology degree can lead to a professional career.

Professional accreditation

The British Psychological Society

The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). If you receive a 2.2 degree or higher, you will be eligible for BPS Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership and for entry to various graduate pathways towards a career in Psychology.

Michaella Tettey standing in front of the Scrymgeour building
“I enjoy listening to my lectures, they all have a unique way of presenting their thoughts, it is always nice to come in and listen to them. Come to the University of Dundee because you receive a great amount of help, you have friendly staff that do not present themselves to you as just staff of the school they tend to become friends.”

Michaella Tettey, Psychology (Conversion) MSc Student

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