Psychology (Conversion Course) PGDip

 
  

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Qualification
PGDip Psychology (Conversion)
Duration
9 months full-time
Entry requirements
2.2 (Lower 2nd class honours degree or international equivalent) with 60 credits of psychology (overall grade >=50%).
Other requirements
Applicants must have a maths qualification equivalent to at least a Grade C at GCSE.
IELTS
6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available
Start date
September
Campus
University Park Campus
School/department
Tuition fees
You can find fee information on our fees table.
 

Please note that this course is now full and applications are no longer being taken for 2017 entry.


Overview

The PGDip Psychology (Conversion) is a postgraduate conversion course for students who wish to pursue an academic or professional career in psychology but either do not have a first degree in psychology, or do not have eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society.
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Diploma students attend a selection of modules to cover the British Psychological Society core areas, and a limited number of more specialised elective modules. These modules are all lecture-based; dedicated seminars are also provided for each core module. Assessment is by written examination at the end of each semester, by practical and research project reports, and written assessments. 

Key facts

  • This course offers a conversion route into psychology for students who hold an honours degree in a subject other than psychology or have completed a psychology honours degree that did not confer eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership from the British Psychological Society.
  • This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society.
 

Course details

The Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (Conversion) offers a selection of modules to cover the core areas of biological, cognitive, social and developmental psychology, statistics and research methods, and historical issues in psychology as specified by the British Psychological Society.

This course is offered on a full-time basis only, over nine months following the academic year from September to June.

Diploma students attend a selection of lecture-based modules to cover the British Psychological Society core areas, and a limited number of more specialised elective modules. Dedicated seminars are also provided for each core module.

Assessment is by written examination at the end of each semester, by practical and research project reports and written assessments.

 
 

Modules

You will study the following core modules:

You will also be able to choose 20 credits’ worth of modules from the following options:

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.

 
 

Funding

UK/EU Students

The Graduate School website at The University of Nottingham provides more information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

International and EU students

The International Office provides information and advice for international and EU students on financing your degree, living costs, scholarships, external sources of funding and working during your studies.

Find out more on our scholarships, fees and finance webpages for international applicants.

 
 

Careers

Rewarding careers exist in clinical, health, educational, and occupational psychology, and criminology. Psychologists are also welcome in many other contexts, such as human resource and general management, marketing, and as members of research or design teams producing new products.

Further information about careers in psychology may be obtained from the British Psychological Society.

Average starting salary and career progression

In 2016, 97% of postgraduates from the School of Psychology who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £29,212 with the highest being £50,000.* 

*Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK. 

Career Prospects and Employability

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers** and 
can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career. 

Those who take up a postgraduate research opportunity with us will not only receive support in terms of close contact with supervisors and 
specific training related to your area of research, you will also benefit from dedicated careers advice from our Careers and Employability Service

Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills 
workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.

** The Graduate Market 2013-2016, High Fliers Research.

 
 
 
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Disclaimer
This online prospectus has been drafted in advance of the academic year to which it applies. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content) are likely to occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for the course where there has been an interval between you reading this website and applying.

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