Psychological Sciences (Conversion) MSc online 

A degree for enquiring minds. A career path with diverse opportunities. 

Psychological Sciences (Conversion) MSc online 

A degree for enquiring minds. A career path with diverse opportunities. 

Gain the skills to make a difference

Gain the skills to make a difference

See the bigger picture

Positive social change means thinking long-term. Develop an awareness of how you can leave a lasting impact on communities through health promotion and policy.

See the bigger picture

Positive social change means thinking long-term. Develop an awareness of how you can leave a lasting impact on communities through health promotion and policy.

Draw meaning from data

Build advanced analytical skills and learn how to interpret data and results effectively.

Draw meaning from data

Build advanced analytical skills and learn how to interpret data and results effectively.

Communicate big ideas

Learn how to compose written and oral presentations and deliver ideas with confidence.

Communicate big ideas

Learn how to compose written and oral presentations and deliver ideas with confidence.

Understand real-world context

Develop your knowledge of major theories and empirical studies in psychology, and how they have impacted society.

Understand real-world context

Develop your knowledge of major theories and empirical studies in psychology, and how they have impacted society.

Conduct ground-breaking research

Design rigorous research projects to examine and evaluate contemporary psychological theories.

Conduct ground-breaking research

Design rigorous research projects to examine and evaluate contemporary psychological theories.

Evaluate and test hypotheses

Apply the most appropriate statistical tests to your research data and critically evaluate the findings of published studies.

Evaluate and test hypotheses

Apply the most appropriate statistical tests to your research data and critically evaluate the findings of published studies.

"Whether you're looking for a career change or to pursue an interest in psychology, the Psychological Sciences (Conversion) MSc online provides you an opportunity to gain a grounding in core areas of this subject area. The online course allows you to study from wherever you are located in the world and fit your studies around other obligations. I hope to welcome you to our community soon"

Dr Eleanor Phillips

Programme Director MSc (online) Psychological Sciences

"Whether you're looking for a career change or to pursue an interest in psychology, the Psychological Sciences (Conversion) MSc online provides you an opportunity to gain a grounding in core areas of this subject area. The online course allows you to study from wherever you are located in the world and fit your studies around other obligations. I hope to welcome you to our community soon"

Dr Eleanor Phillips

Programme Director MSc (online) Psychological Sciences

Course content

Course content

  • Introduction to Psychological Sciences (0 credits)
  • Historical and Conceptual Issues in Psychology
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Individual Differences
  • Empirical Psychology Project (60 credits)
  • Introduction to Psychological Sciences (0 credits)
  • Historical and Conceptual Issues in Psychology
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Individual Differences
  • Empirical Psychology Project (60 credits)

Careers

In addition to building a solid foundation to pursue a career in clinical psychology, you’ll also gain the transferable skills, knowledge, and expertise sought-after by employers in a variety of sectors. Graduates may choose to explore career opportunities in media, marketing, HR, law enforcement, finance, health, and education, as well as government and non-governmental agencies and healthcare organisations. 

Careers

In addition to building a solid foundation to pursue a career in clinical psychology, you’ll also gain the transferable skills, knowledge, and expertise sought-after by employers in a variety of sectors. Graduates may choose to explore career opportunities in media, marketing, HR, law enforcement, finance, health, and education, as well as government and non-governmental agencies and healthcare organisations. 

Brunel University London takes its name from one of Britain’s most influential engineers, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Our alumni continue to follow in his footsteps in the field of civil engineering, as well as working across manufacturing, service, and government sectors globally. Brunel’s 'International Outlook' is recognised as amongst the best in the world, ranked 23rd in the world (5th in the UK) in the year 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and we are dedicated to helping you develop the academic and personal skills needed for success in the real world.

Brunel University London takes its name from one of Britain’s most influential engineers, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Our alumni continue to follow in his footsteps in the field of civil engineering, as well as working across manufacturing, service, and government sectors globally. Brunel’s 'International Outlook' is recognised as amongst the best in the world, ranked 23rd in the world (5th in the UK) in the year 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and we are dedicated to helping you develop the academic and personal skills needed for success in the real world.

About Brunel University London

About Brunel University London

Your online psychology master’s

Your online psychology master’s

Skills to make an impact

Problem solving, making critical judgments, personal planning, project management, and effective written and verbal communication.

Skills to make an impact

Problem solving, making critical judgments, personal planning, project management, and effective written and verbal communication.

Guidance from world-renowned academics 

Over 50 years of world-leading research. Highly rated for excellence in teaching and learning by the QAA.

Guidance from world-renowned academics 

Over 50 years of world-leading research. Highly rated for excellence in teaching and learning by the QAA.

Your virtual campus

Study from any location and build connections with like-minded professionals worldwide.

Your virtual campus

Study from any location and build connections with like-minded professionals worldwide.

Our graduates work here

Our graduates work here

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Lower second class (2:2) (or above) UK honours undergraduate degree in any subject, or international equivalent.

Lower second class (2:2) (or above) UK honours undergraduate degree in any subject, or international equivalent.

Non-native speakers of English need either of the following:

Non-native speakers of English need either of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas) 
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 92 (min 20 in all)
  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas) 
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 92 (min 20 in all)

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Modules

All modules are worth 15 credits

Modules

All modules are worth 15 credits

Course tutor

Course tutor

About the course 

About the course 

The Psychological Sciences MSc (Conversion) online has been created for students and working professionals from non-psychology backgrounds, who want to gain a comprehensive understanding of psychology, its practical applications, and impact on society.

As a graduate, you’ll have acquired important subject specific skills and transferable skills at an advanced level, such as data analysis, problem solving and project management and effective communication including report preparation, whilst also building a solid basis to pursue a career as a professional psychologist through further study within the discipline (e.g. PhD, ClinPsyD, DEdPsy). 

This online master's in psychology is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), which means you'll be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) from the BPS, essential for pursuing a career in recognised psychology professions. 

The Psychological Sciences MSc (Conversion) online has been created for students and working professionals from non-psychology backgrounds, who want to gain a comprehensive understanding of psychology, its practical applications, and impact on society.

As a graduate, you’ll have acquired important subject specific skills and transferable skills at an advanced level, such as data analysis, problem solving and project management and effective communication including report preparation, whilst also building a solid basis to pursue a career as a professional psychologist through further study within the discipline (e.g. PhD, ClinPsyD, DEdPsy). 

This online master's in psychology is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), which means you'll be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) from the BPS, essential for pursuing a career in recognised psychology professions. 

Career support resources

Career support resources

Brunel+ Award 

Students can gain recognition for the extra-curricular activities they participate in during their studies.

Brunel+ Award 

Students can gain recognition for the extra-curricular activities they participate in during their studies.

Brunel PDC (Professional Development Centre) 

Our careers service helps students develop the skills and experience needed to stand out in the international job market.

Brunel PDC (Professional Development Centre) 

Our careers service helps students develop the skills and experience needed to stand out in the international job market.

Open Library 

Online students will have full access to Brunel’s digital library of books, articles, and other electronic resources. 

Open Library 

Online students will have full access to Brunel’s digital library of books, articles, and other electronic resources. 

Minimum grade of C in GCSE-level mathematics, or equivalent qualification.

Minimum grade of C in GCSE-level mathematics, or equivalent qualification.

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Start dates

January, May, September

Start dates

January, May, September

Duration

1 year full-time

2 years part-time

Duration

1 year full-time

2 years part-time

Campus

Online

Campus

Online

Fees

£10,800

Fees

£10,800