This programme is designed for graduates in any area who wish to pursue a career in professional psychology. Completing this programme will qualify you for entry to further training, in areas such as forensic, occupational, clinical and sports psychology. Whether you’ve studied psychology but didn’t gain accreditation with the British Psychological Society (BPS), or you’re looking to change career paths, this programme is suitable for you.
Converting your degree to a new subject area can be a considerable challenge. Participants on this course value the close and supportive relationship between staff and students, achieved during face-to-face interaction in the classroom, laboratory practicals and personal tutor meetings. You will also find that the other graduates in your cohort provide an important source of social support as you all undergo this intensive learning experience. Our philosophy on this course is to build on your existing graduate skills and attributes, and to focus on addressing your particular needs.
The course is taught by a team of chartered psychologists who are committed to offering an excellent student experience. They can also provide advice on career routes and academic progression, including specialisation in forensic psychology or occupational psychology.
- Cognitive Psychology and Neuropsychology
- Developmental Psychology
- Individual Differences
- Social Psychology
- Research Methods and Analysis
Assessment is by research reports, essays, presentations, exams and a dissertation.
- An Ordinary or Honours degree in any subject, including degrees in psychology that are not accredited by the BPS
- EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (no less than 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent
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- Forensic psychology
- Occupational psychology
- Sport psychology
- Clinical psychology
A step towards becoming chartered
This is the first step to becoming a chartered psychologist. Our syllabus gives you the skills and knowledge to progress into a professional psychology career. Continuation routes available at the University of Gloucestershire include BPS-accredited MSc courses in occupational psychology and forensic psychology, as well as postgraduate research.
Student-focused, with excellent teaching and support
Following the core BPS curriculum, your studies will take a distinctive critical perspective, with strong coverage of conceptual issues, promoting strong engagement with your subject matter. You’ll be taught by staff that are experts in their given areas and are committed to providing an excellent learning experience.
Pursue your own interests
Through your dissertation you can focus on a research topic that particularly interests you, enabling you to develop specialist knowledge.