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MSc Psychology (Conversion)

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Enhance your knowledge and skills on our British Psychology Society accredited Masters in Cambridge. Our MSc Psychology (Conversion) is perfect if you have an undergraduate degree, and want to get Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society – or simply learn more about psychology.

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Already have an ARU degree? You may be eligible for our Alumni Scholarship for students starting postgraduate courses.

Psychology and the exploration of the mind has been discussed for millennia, although it’s still young as a practice. This course will help you develop the scientific understanding of the different perspectives and theoretical approaches within the core areas of psychology, and the relations between them.

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Outstanding student support

Join our postgraduate student community and:

  • benefit from award-winning learning facilities, including extensive library and IT resources
  • learn from expert staff who will guide your research interests and career development
  • receive full support from our Employability Service, while you're studying with us and after you graduate
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, health and wellbeing, and more.
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Specialist facilities

Here at ARU you'll have access to our cutting-edge Science Centre, which features:

  • four floors of labs and teaching space as well as facilities
  • specialist tissue culture and microbiology laboratories
  • a modern, 300-seat lecture theatre.


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The British Psychological Society

Our course is accredited by The British Psychological Society (BPS).


A postgraduate degree in psychology is highly valued by most employers, and our MSc has the added benefit of being accredited by the British Psychological Society.

As a graduate, you'll be able to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society.

What can I do after a Conversion course in MSc Psychology?
By graduating in MSc Psychology (Conversion) you'll gain an analytical approach to tasks, an understanding of people, and the underlying management skills associated with project work.

Sectors that you could progress into include:

With further study you can also continue into clinical psychology settings.

You could even continue your study with us through an MPhil/PhD Psychology.

Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and save £400 on your fees.

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