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Psychology (conversion award & distance learning)
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Applications for January 2017 are now closed.

MSc
Psychology (conversion award & distance learning)

Postgraduate course
Social Sciences & Psychology

See the world differently without any prior psychology experience with this qualification accredited by the British Psychological Society.

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    30 Months
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    Distance Learning
Applications for January 2017 are now closed.

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    The British Psychological Society Accredited
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You will have access to podcasts featuring experts in psychology discussing their work in specialist areas.
Entry Requirements
Requirements:Applicants should have at least a second class honours degree and Maths, English Language & Science GCSE grade C or an equivalent award. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements:Applicants should have at least a second class honours degree and Maths, English Language & Science GCSE grade C or an equivalent award. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
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Careers

  • Katie Oxtoby

Careers

Katie Oxtoby
Course graduate,

Msc Psychology (Conversion)

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“The fact that I did not need any previous knowledge of psychology to do my course was really appealing. Studying psychology totally changes your world view. It is such a rewarding and interesting course that enriches your life in many ways, as you are learning about human behaviour to better understand yourself and those around you. It has allowed me to grow and develop beyond what I thought I was capable of, personally and professionally.

MODULES & LEARNING

Develop an understanding of major theoretical and methodological approaches within developmental, social and individual differences psychology.

Gain an overview of research designs and their advantages and disadvantages. Learn how to identify research aims, select a sample and ensure your research is ethical.

Build upon the knowledge developed in the Psychological Research & Statistics module and develop expertise in research design, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methods.

Demonstrate research, project management and problem-solving skills and illustrate an ability to think independently.

Critically examine and debate some of the major areas of current research interests centred on social, developmental and related individual differences psychology.

Investigate the cognitive and biological basis of memory, thinking, learning, emotion and consciousness in humans and, where there is evidence, examine some of these processes in animals.

Understand the different routes to chartered psychologist status and develop a personal portfolio and career plan.

Critically examine some of the major areas of current research interests and debate in the area of social, developmental and related individual differences psychology.

Develop the skills and expertise required by the British Psychological Society, including how to conduct research and present data effectively. The Applying Psychology module will enable you to fine-tune your career path and chart your professional development to chartered psychologist status. You will have access to various course-specific software packages such as Qualtrics, which will enable you to conduct experiments and capture data remotely.

Although this is a distance learning course, you will be able to use our dedicated lab facilities should you need to when working on your dissertation. This course offers the opportunity to study for an accredited qualification that might otherwise not be possible because of your location, work or family commitments.

While other distance learning courses might require you to be on campus once a week, this course only requires your attendance for a one-week residential, where you will develop your support networks, share knowledge with your peers and demonstrate your communication skills. The flexible nature of this course means you can also slow the pace of your learning to fit with your other commitments, although you will have to complete the course within six years.

Because this is a distance learning course, you will not be charged our standard international student fees if you are from outside the EU.

NB: In order to gain accreditation from The British Psychological Society (BPS), you must attend a short summer school on campus. For further information, please contact the Course Leader.
  • Leeds Beckett University
    Dr Lydia Windisch Dr Lydia Windisch
    Course Director
    Lydia is a cross-cultural psychologist, with particular research interests in acculturation processes, the effects of discrimination, and family functioning. While completing her PhD in Psychology at Monash University, Australia, Lydia worked as a Researcher and Lecturer in marketing departments. Amongst researching more traditional areas of marketing such as brands and product placement, Lydia also looked at materialism, corporate reputation, health marketing, and corporate social responsibility.
  • MSc Psychology Conversion Lecturer Lydia Windisch

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FEES & FUNDING
Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 2016/17 on this course is £511 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £25.55. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.
Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 2016/17 on this course is £511 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £25.55. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.
  • Clinical Skills Suite

    Facilities

    Clinical Skills Suite

    The £1 million suite has been designed to meet the learning needs of a range of health professionals, with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

  • Library

    Facilities

    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Interpersonal Skills Suite

    Facilities

    Interpersonal Skills Suite

    We have plenty of private rooms to allow you to try out your counselling skills. They come equipped with recording facilities so you’re able to reflect on and improve your practice.

Distance Learning

Distance Learning

An amazing place to spend your days

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you get can get involved in learning. Our flexible courses – internet-based learning and part-time options – give you more choice, convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

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