*This programme is subject to validation
For those who wish to pursue a career in psychology, this MSc Conversion Psychology programme will offer the opportunity to obtain the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS)
During the past five years, Psychology has seen a spiral rise in choice and popularity among students studying in the UK. The popularity of Psychology as a field of study is mainly associated with employability; Psychology is a discipline which allows students to develop a broad range of analytical and reasoning skills, highly valued by employers. In fact, around two thirds of Psychology graduates are in employment in the UK within six months after graduating, while almost a quarter undertake further study or combine further study with work. Richmond’s MSc Psychology (Conversion) programme promotes the acquisition and demonstration of conceptual knowledge in the core areas of the Psychology discipline such as conceptual and historical paradigms/ models, development, personality theory, clinical and individual differences, biological psychology, social psychology, cognition, and research methods. Students are expected to integrate theoretical perspectives and empirical findings, use appropriately a variety of research approaches and apply psychological principles in a variety of professional settings such as clinical, counselling, educational and legal.
Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology
Richmond is the only university or organisation in the UK to have official membership of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology which aims to encourage excellence in scholarship and advance the science of psychology. All of our Psychology students have a unique opportunity to benefit from this membership, from helping obtain psychology -related careers to networking, access to publication submission, online resources and funding research opportunities.
Students have a wide range of employment offers, destinations and opportunities when they complete this programme, including Clinical Psychology, Counselling, Neuroscience and Criminology, Forensic Psychology, Market Research, Teaching, Education and Management.
We offer career support and advice through our Careers & Internships Office that will assist and guide you in your study choices to make sure you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. Through internships you will gain business acumen, beneficial work experiences and transferable skills which will give you a competitive advantage in a fast-paced working environment.
A first degree in any discipline with a minimum classification of 2.2 (Lower Second Class Honours) or its international equivalent
Please refer to our Postgraduate How to Apply page for details on English Language requirements.
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