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Aston University: Psychology (Conversion)

Institution Aston University View institution profile
Department School of Psychology
Telephone 01212043200
Study type Taught


This Masters programme is a conversion course for those who wish to obtain a qualification in psychology with British Psychology Society (BPS) accreditation. This programme is ideal if you have a Bachelors degree with some element of psychology, and wish to achieve British Psychology Society (BPS) accreditation. Your study will be an intellectually rigorous one of contemporary education, developing an understanding of the theory, practice, and methods of psychology.

When you complete this programme you will be able to satisfy the accreditation requirements of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Psychology is a fascinating subject that aims to understand why people behave in the way that they do, by considering the complex interplay between biological, psychological, environmental, cultural and social influences on behaviour.

This academic discipline encompasses a wide range of topics including: how changes in the brain influence behaviour, why false memories occur, why people behave differently when they are in a group, how language influences thinking, how we learn to understand others' intentions, how psychological distress can be alleviated, why we identify with some people and not others, how subconscious processes influence our behaviour, and how our thinking develops as we grow from children to adults.

Studying Psychology at Aston University will provide you with the basis for understanding why people act in certain ways, and insight into methods of changing their behaviour.

You will be taught a range of modules spanning the breadth of Psychology and the core components required by the British Psychological Society for the Graduate Basis for Chartership. You will learn about both qualitative and quantitative research designs utilising a range of methods including experiments, psychometric tools, and interviews.

In addition, you will complete a research project with the support of a supervisor. You have a choice of two pathways: health psychology-focused projects or research into cognitive and affective disorders.


Aston University

Aston University is a stimulating and enjoyable place to study. We pride ourselves on providing a modern, supportive and multicultural environment and are committed to giving you the opportunity to achieve your full potential. You will learn in a friendly and diverse community in the centre of Birmingham, a vibrant and multicultural city in the heart of the UK.

You will be taught by both academic experts and practitioners who bring a wealth of real world experience into the classroom. There is an emphasis on learning by doing, to ensure that you gain practical experience by applying …

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