Online Degree in Psychology & Mental Health

MSc Psychology Conversion Degree (BPS)

Earn a psychology master’s regardless of your academic background with this online psychology conversion degree. You’ll also gain membership to the British Psychological Society, a prerequisite to practise as a professional psychologist.

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  • Degree title

    MSc Psychology Conversion Degree (BPS)
  • Type

    Masters degree
  • Duration

    1 year+
  • Total tuition fee

    £8,500 GBP

Gain a master’s in psychology with Arden University

If you have a degree in a non-psychology related subject but now want to enter a career in psychology, this MSc conversion is ideal for you. This online master’s will help you develop essential knowledge and skills to successfully start your psychology career.

After you graduate, you’ll be eligible for membership to the British Psychological Society. This is both a mark of your achievement and a prerequisite for further training as a professional psychologist.

Develop transferable skills to use in any career

This MSc has been specifically designed to help you gain transferable skills in humanities and social sciences and a competitive edge in any workplace. The BPS accreditation you acquire will help you if you’re looking to start your career as a professional psychologist or if you want to apply psychological concepts in other careers such as human resources, teaching, and counselling.

What skills will you learn?

  • Psychology
  • Social interaction
  • Childhood development
  • Intelligence testing
  • Psychopathological conditions

Masters degree

If you hold a bachelor’s degree in any subject, you can gain this BPS-accredited master’s in psychology with Arden University to start your rewarding career in psychology.
1 year+
Fully online

What do I need to apply?

To be eligible for this course, you should normally have:

  • A UK honours degree or equivalent in any subject at 2:2 or above. If your degree is in psychology it must not be accredited by the BPS.
  • A Third Class UK honours degree or equivalent in psychology if you also possess a master’s level degree.
  • If you don’t hold the above qualifications, you will need to evidence independent research e.g. an undergraduate or postgraduate final year project dissertation or thesis.
  • A maths qualification or equivalent to at least Grade C at GCSE, or the completion of our assessment-free module before starting your course.
  • For students whose prior learning was not taught in English: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 90; or equivalent.

What are the learning outcomes?

Achieving a degree at master’s level in psychology will open up a world of career opportunities. While studying, you’ll become proficient in:

  • How our brain influences our perception of the world
  • Social interaction
  • Psychopathological conditions
  • Approaches to intelligence testing
  • Childhood development
  • Behavioural neuroscience

What you’ll get as a degree student with FutureLearn

  • Learn when you want by watching videos, reading articles, doing tests, and completing assignments online
  • Join online discussions and collaborate with your peers in a virtual study group
  • Enjoy discussions with feedback from expert educators
  • Get full access to the university library, online resources and support

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