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Psychological Sciences (Conversion) MSc online

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

Start dates January, May,

Duration 1 year full-time
2 years part-time


Fees £10,800

Your online psychology master’s

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.

Gain the skills to make an impact

Course tutor


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
Programme Lead

Brunel Brunel

Dr Survjit Cheeta
Programme Lead

Course content


    All modules are worth 15 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)


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.

About Brunel University London


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).

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