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Psychology, MSc (Conversion Degree)

Study for your MSc in Psychology at the University of Greenwich. Learn about course fees, entry requirements and more.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • If you wish to pursue a career in psychology but do not have an accredited undergraduate degree in psychology, our fast-track conversion degree is for you.
  • Our programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).
  • We are dedicated to high quality teaching across a variety of formats including one-to-one meetings with staff, tutorials, workshops, seminars and lectures.
  • Located across the University's iconic Greenwich Maritime Campus


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  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Professional recognition

This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. This is provided that the student has achieved an overall pass mark of 50% and has also passed the research project.

Our conversion degree is an excellent fast-track route for those with appropriate qualifications but without an undergraduate degree in psychology.


Our programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). This is required if you wish to become a chartered psychologist (e.g. clinical, educational, forensic, sport, occupational, health or counselling psychologist).

It is also suitable if you have obtained a previous degree in psychology (home and overseas) that is not recognised by the BPS. It may also be of particular interest to health and social care professionals with some background in psychology at degree level.

Degree structure

Our programme provides a broad scientific education in psychology with a strong grounding in psychological theories and research methods. It explores how psychological research is conducted, analysed and reported. This is delivered through a series of guided learning exercises, culminating in an independent research project.

The aims of our degree are to provide you with a scientific understanding of mind, brain, behaviour and experience, as well as the complex interactions between these four components. Across the programme, in particular the independent research project, you will develop critical thinking skills and practical research expertise that are important in psychology-related professions.

Our conversion degree is co-taught with undergraduates and other MSc programmes. You will also have additional seminars and personal tutorials specifically for conversion students.

We have well-equipped facilities and laboratories to support our activities and we employ creative teaching methods and assessment techniques. During your time with us, you will develop a strong understanding of psychology as a discipline. On successful completion of the programme, you will be able to evaluate, interpret and integrate arguments, evidence and empirical findings.

World class teaching

Our teaching staff are research active and are experts in their respective fields. You will receive their academic support throughout the programme. We pride ourselves on combining high-quality teaching with world-class research and a vibrant student experience.


Our psychology degrees are ranked within the top five in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.


Located at the University of Greenwich's prestigious Maritime campus, the Psychology Conversion degree programme has world renowned attractions right on its doorstep from The Cutty Sark to the River Thames.

What you will study


Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact for more information.

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

  • An honours degree (2.1 or above) in a non-psychology specialism
  • OR a degree (2.1 or above) from a psychology programme not accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Applicants who do not have English as their first language:

  • Must have an IELTS score of 7.0 or above or an equivalent rating in another recognised language testing system.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Fees information International fees

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Additional information


Assessments are varied and may include

  • Seen and unseen exams
  • Essays
  • Critical reflections
  • Presentations
  • Research poster
  • Practical reports.


Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) is necessary if you are interested in becoming a chartered psychologist.

In addition to chartered psychologist professions, psychology graduates may find opportunities are available in business, commerce, counselling and education (with additional training), research, human resource management and the social sciences.

You can visit for further information about careers in psychology.

If you would like any further information on our conversion degree, please contact the programme team on

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