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MSc Psychology Conversion – University of Reading

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  • Develop a broad knowledge on a programme that will expand your career options

MSc Psychology Conversion

Develop your career with a postgraduate degree at Reading, with excellent research training for both specialist and transferable skills.


This one-year programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society, and follows the successful structure of our BSc in Psychology. The programme will provide you with the knowledge of the core disciplines within psychology, including: Neuroscience, Cognition, and Social Psychology.

We provide excellent research training for both specialist and transferable skills. This programme takes a modern approach to the practice of psychology, and you take mandatory modules in a range of analytical methods. You will benefit from the many collaborative ventures of staff, from their involvement with national and international research projects, professional societies and funding bodies, as well as opportunities to participate in academic dissemination, such as conferences and scientific journals.

Core modules on the programme include:

  • Research methods and data analysis
  • Typical and atypical development
  • Social and differential psychology
  • Cognition
  • Perception and Neuroscience
  • Project

As well as optional modules in:

  • Psychological therapies
  • Psychology lab placement


The MSc in Psychology Conversion can be taken as a full-time or part-time degree at the University of Reading.

Teaching and learning takes place in lectures, seminars, groups and feedback sessions.

You will have access to a number of facilities in the school during your studies. These include the master's common room, computer lab, in-house library, and testing cubicles. These facilities will aid your learning, as well as provide you with a dedicated place to study.

As a master's student you can take advantage of research laboratories, neuroimaging facilities and resources for observation. Additionally, we have three in-house NHS clinics (Anxiety & Depression, Speech & Language Therapy and the Berkshire & Memory Cognition Clinic), as well as a Centre for Autism, and the Charlie Waller Institute for evidence-based psychological treatments.

The programme enables you to complement your postgraduate study of psychology through a number of NHS-partnered clinics, professional training centres and research placements in neuroscience, developmental psychopathology and clinical research.


As a graduate of this programme you will be qualified for further training to become a professional psychologist. The programme also provides an ideal pathway to many careers involving research, data management and analytical thinking.

You could go onto a career in a psychology-related field such as clinical, forensic, counselling and educational psychology, as well as broader fields in education, human resources, marketing and commerce.


Find out more about this programme including entry requirements and fees.

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