The Psychology MSc at University of westminster is a conversion course accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), designed for graduates who wish to pursue a career in psychology but who need to acquire the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS.
We welcome applications from graduates with upper second class degrees who've either completed a degree in another subject or who have insufficient psychology in their degree to be eligible for GBC.
You'll take modules at Master's level in core areas of psychology, as specified by the BPS. You'll also take one option module in psychology from a selection available within the department. We offer a work experience in psychology module as an option if you would like to gain valuable experience in the workplace.
Our course curriculum covers the core areas of psychology stipulated by the BPS for GBC (biological psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, individual differences, social psychology, conceptual and historical issues in psychology, research methods, empirical project). In all of our modules there is a strong emphasis on critical evaluation of theory and practice.
Postgraduate training courses
Completing the Psychology MSc has enabled our graduates to gain entry on a range of BPS-accredited training courses. These include:
- Clinical Psychology, Doctorate
- Counselling Psychology, Doctorate
- Educational Psychology, Doctorate
- Forensic Psychology, MSc
- Health Psychology, MSc
- Occupational Psychology, MSc
- Sport Psychology, MSc
This course will prepare you for a variety of roles, including:
- Assistant psychologist
- Children’s wellbeing practitioner
- Psychological wellbeing practitioner
- Research assistant
BCS (The chartered Institute for IT), IET (The Institution of Engineering and Technology), ACE (Engineering council accredited), IBMS (Institute of Biomedical Science), AfN (Association for Nutrition), Society of Biology, (BAcC) British Acupuncture Council