Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme provides comprehensive coverage of contemporary psychological theory and research, designed to provide the Graduate Basis for Registration to the British Psychological Society (conversion course). The programme provides opportunities for you to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, qualities, skills and other attributes in the following areas: Key principles of psychological theory, including perception, attention and performance, developmental psychology, memory and cognition, social psychology, psychobiology, individual differences; practical skills in research methodology, including the formulation of hypotheses, designing and reporting experiments using a range of research methodologies, and subject'specific IT skills; design and execution of an independent research project, under supervision; and transferable skills in critical thinking, including learning how to evaluate hypotheses, presentation writing and delivery, report writing and essay writing.

Course Modules

Foundation year: General foundations of psychology; introduction to research methods; psychobiology. Year 1: Contemporary psychological research 2: methods and practices; core topics in psychology 1; intermediate research methods. Year 2: Advanced quantitative methods; core topics in psychology 2; experimental dissertation. Year 3: Contemporary psycholog;y MSc psychology research dissertation. research design and critical analysis

Course Additional Entry

At least a lower second'class honours degree from a UK university, or overseas equivalent. Exemption from the foundation year is possible for students with relevant prior study of psychology and research methods (subject to agreement by the admissions tutor, assessed upon application). Mathematics GCSE at grade C or equivalent qualification. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub'tests and at least 7.0 in writing.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 - 4 years
Part Time Evening
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,050  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 - 4 years
Part Time Evening
MSc (Postgraduate) £3,975  Academic year. First year home fees
2 - 3 years
Part Time Evening
PgDip £7,050  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 - 3 years
Part Time Evening
PgDip £3,975  Academic year. First year home fees