Start dates January, May,
Duration 1 year full-time
2 years part-time
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.
Your virtual campus
Study from any location and build connections with like-minded professionals worldwide.
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.
See the bigger picture
Develop a critical awareness of historical and contemporary perspectives in psychology.
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.
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.
Evaluate and test hypotheses
Apply the most appropriate statistical tests to your research data and critically evaluate the findings of published studies.
The Psychological Sciences (Conversion) MSc online course gives individuals from all backgrounds the opportunity to enter the field of professional psychology across a fascinating mix of career pathways. I am delighted that we are now able to offer this course online to students worldwide, and I look forward to welcoming you to Brunel University London community.
Dr Survjit Cheeta
Dr Survjit Cheeta
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.
Since the 1960s, we’ve been teaching psychology and creating a legacy of world-leading research that benefits students and society at large. At Brunel you’ll be part of something bigger – accessing and contributing to knowledge that changes the way we see and think, and which broadens our understanding of the human mind. Our aim is to equip you for the world of work and to address society’s challenges on a global scale.
We’re placed in the top 60 universities worldwide for the number of international students studying with us (QS World University Rankings 2020), and are also proud to be 34th in the world for international outlook (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020).
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.
Online students will have full access to Brunel’s digital library of books, articles, and other electronic resources.
Lower second class (2:2) (or above) UK honours undergraduate degree in any subject, or international equivalent.
Minimum grade of C in GCSE-level mathematics, or equivalent qualification.
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)