Psychology (Conversion) MSc

  • Programme duration: Full-time: 12 months  
  • Programme start: September 2023
  • Entry requirements: All applicants to the conversion programme must hold a degree; this may include (a) a degree in a subject other than psychology, or (b) a degree in psychology that has not been accredited by the British Psychological Society.
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This programme has full accreditation from the British Psychological Society. 

The Psychology conversion MSc draws on our research excellence. Our focus on transferable skills means a psychology degree from Liverpool will be suitable for a wide range of career choices.  The programme is suitable for graduates with a degree in a subject other than psychology, or a degree in psychology that has not been accredited by the British Psychological Society.

This programme is centred on the British Psychological Society "Standards for the accreditation of undergraduate, conversion and integrated Master's programmes in psychology, January 2019". Research is embedded in the programme from the beginning, with both core and research-focussed lectures and research-focussed seminars alongside studying research methods and statistics.

Please note that this programme is suitable for intercalating medical students.

This programme has full accreditation from the British Psychological Society. 

Why Department of Psychology?

Breadth and choice

Reflecting our main research strengths, we offer one-year taught master's (MSc) programmes in:

  • Investigative and Forensic Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Psychology (Conversion)
  • Health Psychology (online).

For details of MPhil/PhD and MD opportunities in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, see our Postgraduate Research Opportunities.

Professionally focused

The Investigative and Forensic Psychology course is recognised by the Division of Forensic Psychology (DFP, British Psychological Society) and counts towards Chartered Forensic Status.

Innovative research

As home to the Centres for Critical and Major Incident Psychology and Investigative Psychology, we continue to stretch the boundaries of psychological inquiry with innovative research activity.

Our partners

Our partners include local hospitals and schools, the Regional Neurological and Neurosurgical NHS Trust, Prison Psychology departments, national and international Police Forces and associated Law Enforcement Agencies. There are also close links with other University departments in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences; in particular, Clinical Psychology, Neuroscience, and Human Anatomy. Numerous collaborations exist between members of staff and their colleagues in other academic institutions both nationally and internationally.