Psychology (Conversion)

A course for students who wish to obtain an accredited psychology degree that will support entry into the professional psychology career pathways

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Key Facts



MSc (Hons) Psychology (Conversion)


Degree Duration

15 months :

3 months pathway + 1 year degree

18 months :

6 months pathway + 1 year degree


Pathways Available



Start Dates

January 2023 | September 2023

Degree Overview

This course provides a solid practical and theoretical background and an accredited degree for graduates who have not studied Psychology or those who have an unaccredited Psychology degree. If you do not have a scientific background, we will support you with pre-sessional materials.

You will graduate with the fundamental knowledge and skills needed in a variety of psychology professions. Topics covered include psychological research methods, biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology, individual differences, and conceptual and historical issues in psychology.

You will learn about the full breadth of psychological research techniques, including experiments, surveys, and observation. As part of your practical project, you will work closely with a member of academic staff to complete a research dissertation in a selected area. You will have access to research equipment and facilities that including tools to measure brain activity or track eye movements.

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You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

A degree in psychology will provide you with skills and knowledge that can be used in many different types of professional careers.These may include:supporting children and young people in educational settings (educational psychologist) and assessing and treating criminal behaviour in prisons and judicial systems (forensic psychologist)

A degree in psychology is also essential if you decide to undertake further training to become a clinical psychologist, a counsellor, or a researcher.

Your Pathways

The Pre Masters Program will prepare you for the UK, EU or US study system, giving you the confidence and skills that you’ll need to go further in your studies. Depending on your academic qualification and English language level and chosen programme, you can study the IIM over one or two terms.

What’s the difference between the one or two terms?
One Term Two Terms
3 months of study Six months of study
Additional academic English and subject-related support


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University of Dundee

Ranked in The Guardian's Top 20 UK Universities in 2021, the University of Dundee prides itself on three things: Impactful research, an excellent student experience and a community campus in the city.

Situated beside the majestic River Tay, Dundee is Scotland’s sunniest city. It also has the highest student ratios per head of population anywhere in the UK so there is an exciting and diverse range of nightlife, leisure activities and culture.