University of Plymouth International College

Pre-Masters in Psychology

The MSc Psychology is designed to confer Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). GBC is the form of professional accreditation that is required for many careers that you may pursue with a psychology degree, as well as for advanced professional training in psychology. This is a conversion course. You do not need an undergraduate psychology degree but you'll need an Honours degree.

Career opportunities

Many psychology students go on to work in the applied sectors of the field (e.g. forensic psychology, counselling psychology and organisational psychology). This programme will qualify you for entry into such training programmes. A recent survey of university graduates in the UK indicated that psychology students enter into a wide variety of professions.

Pathways at the University of Plymouth

Minimum 15 years’ education


Fees for 2022/23

International: £8,750

Fees for 2023/24

International: £9,500


One semesters


Stage 1: January and May 

Stage 1: Pre-Masters


  • Critical Thinking for Postgraduate Study

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication for Postgraduate Study

  • Research Methods for Postgraduate Study

Stage 2: Masters degree


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