University of Central Lancashire: Psychology Conversion

InstitutionUniversity of Central Lancashire View institution profile
Department School of Psychology
Telephone 01772 892400
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If you are a graduate who has not previously studied psychology but want a course that allows you to train to become a professional psychologist, then this is ideal. Our programme allows non-psychology graduates a flexible route into further postgraduate training to become a professional psychologist, e.g. clinical, forensic, health, or sport. You’ll gain an accredited psychology qualification that confers Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Discover the core areas of psychology, develop key skills and take optional modules to tailor the course to your own interests. The course also includes the opportunity to undertake an individual research project. You’ll be taught in modern facilities in a School that produces nationally and internationally excellent research. Progression is possible within the School onto a number of professional training courses in psychology for those who successfully complete the conversion course. The course will equip you with knowledge about psychological theories, concepts and research findings. You'll develop key skills that are valued in employment, including report writing, data collection, critical evaluation, argumentation and the processing and analysis of complex numerical and textual information. Successful completion of this course allows you to apply for further professional training in psychology areas (such as clinical psychology, health psychology, forensic psychology, sport psychology). Opportunities to progress to stage 1 professional training within UCLan's School of Psychology exist in forensic psychology, health psychology and sport and exercise psychology.


University of Central Lancashire


Founded in 1828 as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) now has a staff and student community approaching 38,000 and 180,000 alumni. The University offers over 200 postgraduate courses – both taught and research – in a range of subjects. What's more, UCLan is ranked in the top 6% of universities in the world (CWUR 2019/20). We also have a community of around 20,000 students from over 120 countries, including 5,000 postgraduate students and 700 research students.

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