This conversion 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 specialisms such as forensic, 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 after studying another subject, this programme is suitable for you.
Converting your degree to a new subject area can be a considerable challenge. Our philosophy on this course is to build on your existing graduate skills and attributes, and to focus on addressing your individual needs. Participants on this course value the close and supportive relationship between staff and students, achieved via face-to-face interaction in the classroom and laboratory, and meetings with their personal tutor. 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 together.
The course is taught by a team of psychologists who are committed to offering an excellent student experience. They can also provide advice on career routes and academic progression, including specialisations in, for example, forensic psychology.
- Biological and Cognitive Psychology
- Human Development
- Individual Differences
- Social Psychology
- Research Methods and Analysis
- Learn through lectures, seminars, tutorials and lab sessions
- Assessment is through research reports, essays, presentations and a dissertation
Take a look at the course content for full details of all the modules you'll study on this course.
- At least an ordinary or honours degree in any subject, including degrees in psychology that are not accredited by the BPS.
- Applicants without a degree may be considered if they can demonstrate substantial, relevant work experience
- EU and international students need IELTs 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.
See the further details of tuition fees when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.
Progress to further postgraduate study and training to become a Chartered Psychologist in a specific field of psychology, such as forensic, educational or clinical.
Meet the Lecturer
Discover more about your course by visiting the university to speak with one of our lecturers. Learn about the modules, teaching style and the modes of assessment by speaking to our experts, and get a feel for the facilities you'll be using. Visit our Meet the Lecturer page to find out more and book your place.
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. Popular continuation routes available at the University of Gloucestershire are the BPS-accredited MSc Forensic Psychology, and postgraduate research in cognitive psychology / neuroscience, social cognition, and health and wellbeing.
Student-focused, with excellent teaching and support
Getting to grips with the entire core BPS curriculum in one year is no mean feat. To maximise your chance of success and ensure your learning is both meaningful and enjoyable, our course is delivered face-to-face in the classroom and the laboratory. There are plenty of opportunities to question, discuss and explore key concepts and methods with your lecturers and other students. Your personal tutor will monitor your progress and be able to provide support tailored to your particular needs.
Pursue your own interests
Through your dissertation you can focus on a research topic that particularly interests you, enabling you to develop specialist knowledge. This is an opportunity to explore an area relevant to your intended career and prepare for the next stage of your training as a professional psychologist.