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Course Level:Postgraduate
Next Start Date: October 2022
Duration: 1 Year
Campus Location: University Square Campus, Luton
Attendance: Full-time | Part-time day

About the course

This BPS-accredited conversion course is open to anyone with a recognised undergraduate degree in any subject who now wants to take the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist.

This unique course – accredited to the British Psychological Society (BPS) - provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to go on to develop a successful career in the field of psychology.

You study the essential core topics of individual difference, developmental, social, cognitive and biological psychology. You need to have studied these areas to gain BPS Graduate Membership, the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist specialising in a chosen area such as health, forensic, counselling, education or clinical.

Why choose this course?

  • Study how psychology can be applied in daily life, in the specific areas of health, wellbeing and criminal behaviour
  • Explore intellectual functions, the biological basis of behaviour and the effects of impairments on the mind
  • Develop a deep understanding of the role learning and memory play in our everyday lives
  • Focus in more detail on the specialist areas of health and forensic psychology
  • Gain the skills and expertise necessary to use the qualitative and quantitative methodologies commonly used by professional psychologists
  • Benefit from access to a wide range of departmental facilities, including expert advice and specialist software such as SPSS, ATLAS, EEG and driver simulators

Accreditations

  • British Psychological Society
The campus where this course is taught

Units

  • Advanced Research Methods (Applied Psychology) (PSY060-6) Compulsory
  • Applied Psychology (PSY063-6) Compulsory
  • Applied Psychology Dissertation Project (PSY064-6) Compulsory
  • Biological And Neuropsychological Perspectives Of Behaviour (PSY061-6) Compulsory
  • Cognition And Performance (PSY057-6) Compulsory
  • Developmental Psychology (PSY058-6) Compulsory
  • Personality, Intelligence And Assessments (PSY059-6) Compulsory
  • Research Methods - Quantitative And Qualitative (PSY056-6) Compulsory
  • Social Psychology (PSY062-6) Compulsory

The course uses a variety of teaching methods to provide a curriculum based on the competencies that are required for psychologists and on the research and expertise of the staff. Methods include; simulations, computer-based activities, problem based learning, case studies and the virtual learning environment (VLE) known as BREO. The teaching activities are also dictated by the fact that this is a science-based course so students will have the opportunity to design and take part in research projects as part of both learning and assessment. In preparation for the dissertation they will learn about a range of research methods and advanced statistical analyses so that they are well prepared for the research project in which they generate research aims or hypotheses, conduct research, analyse the results and report them in the context of theory and current knowledge. The VLE provides a means of accessing sites elsewhere that illustrate various topics and that allow students to practice relevant skills.

Reasons to study in the School of Psychology

  • Our courses are BPS accredited
  • We teach in Psychology Labs, so you'll get theoretical and practical experience

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification

Find out more about specific entry requirements for your country

To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.

We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

You also need to have the required English language qualification

Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.

 

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Entry Requirements


Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.


To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification

Find out more about specific entry requirements for your country


To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.

We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

You also need to have the required English language qualification

Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.

 


You will be eligible to apply to the British Psychological Society for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) if you have met the required standards. You will then be able to apply for a BPS accredited, specialist Master's and/or Doctoral degree in Occupational, Forensic, Health, Educational, Counselling, Sport or Clinical Psychology.

This will then enable you to work in services such as health, education and the justice system as a Chartered Psychologist. Furthermore, you will develop Master's level knowledge and skills which will enhance your employment opportunities.

You will have acquired specific knowledge in research methods and other core areas in psychology (i.e. developmental psychology), and you will be in a position to consider continuing your studies within Psychology by registering to do a PhD.

Fees and funding

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £8,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £8,250 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2021/22 is available at www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Scholarship Available

The Scholarship scheme for international students enrolling in the academic year 21/22 at one of our UK campuses is as follows:

  • An automatic £1,000 Vice Chancellor's Scholarship for new international applicants (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A £500 Prompt Payment Discount for applicants who pay their first year fees in full, before or at registration (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A further £500 for applicants who are also University of Bedfordshire alumni

Fees and funding


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £8,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £8,250 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2021/22 is available at www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Scholarship Available

The Scholarship scheme for international students enrolling in the academic year 21/22 at one of our UK campuses is as follows:

  • An automatic £1,000 Vice Chancellor's Scholarship for new international applicants (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A £500 Prompt Payment Discount for applicants who pay their first year fees in full, before or at registration (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A further £500 for applicants who are also University of Bedfordshire alumni

Extra Costs

Find out more about additional costs while studying at Bedfordshire. Click here.

How to Apply

UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form


International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student


International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student