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.
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
Fees for 2021/22 & 2022/23
Stage 1: January and May
Stage 1: Pre-Masters
Critical Thinking for Postgraduate Study
You will develop a range of critical thinking skills, including argument construction and evaluation, debate, use of evidence and critical reading.
How will I be assessed? 30% coursework, 70% examination
Interactive Learning Skills and Communication for Postgraduate Study
You will acquire a range of academic communication skills(written and oral) to prepare you for your Masters and professional life.
How will I be assessed? 60% coursework, 40% examination
Research Methods for Postgraduate Study
You will improve your understanding of postgraduate research methods and methodologies, and learn how to plan and undertake this research.
How will I be assessed? 100% coursework
Stage 2: Masters degree
- MSc Psychology *subject to final confirmation