Start Dates
January, May, September
12 - 24 months
Psychological Sciences (Conversion) MSc
Awarded by
Brunel University London
Take your first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist with a university ranked in the top 25 for graduate starting salaries. This course is designed for students and professionals from a non-psychology background.
Brunel University London’s Psychological Sciences (Conversion) MSc online course will prepare you to tackle different areas within the field of psychology, including research methods, psychological theory, statistics, and report preparation. You will explore the historical and conceptual issues of the subject, and develop globally sought-after skills for a wide range of careers, or further study (e.g. PhD, ClinPsyD, DEdPsy).

This online master's in psychology is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), which means you will be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) from the British Psychological BPS after graduation, essential for pursuing a career in recognised psychology professions.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of Psychological Sciences (Conversion) MSc online will:

  • Understand the scope of psychology, and its applications
  • Use knowledge of historical and contemporary perspectives in the discipline
  • Achieve proficiency in analytical skills required to design research and interpret results
  • Understand how to critically evaluate the results of empirical research in psychology
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop, analyse, and interpret theory-derived, testable hypotheses and research questions
  • Your programme modules and learning content are delivered via Brunel’s online study platform, and feature the following resources:

    • Professionally-produced video lectures created by leading business practitioners
    • A designated tutor who will provide support and feedback throughout your programme
    • Case studies and discussion questions to enhance your understanding of theory in context
    • Downloadable e-books and free library resources to aid your assignment writing and research
    • Access to online forums where you can share and discuss new concepts with fellow students and professionals from around the world
  • Lower second class (2:2) (or above) UK honours undergraduate degree in any subject, or international equivalent.

    Non-native speakers of English need either of the following:

    • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
    • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
    • TOEFL: 90 (min 20 in all)
    • BrunELT: 63% (min 58% in all areas)
  • As a Brunel Psychological Sciences graduate, you will have the opportunity to enter a range of careers in the field of psychology including research and development, clinical psychology, forensic psychology, and counselling. You will also have the background required to continue your studies in this field, (e.g. PhD, ClinPsyD, DEdPsy) necessary for some careers.

    Graduates are also equipped to pursue careers in media, marketing, health, education, government, law enforcement, and more.


  • If you’d like to apply, click on the Apply Now button at the top of this page. Please fill in the form and provide as much detail as possible so we can properly advise you on the next steps. Once you’ve submitted your application form, one of our dedicated course advisors will contact you within 48 hours.


Dr Eleanor Phillips
“Whether you're looking for a career change or to pursue an interest in psychology, the Psychological Sciences (Conversion) MSc online provides you an opportunity to gain a grounding in core areas of this subject area. The online course allows you to study from wherever you are located in the world and fit your studies around other obligations. I hope to welcome you to our community soon”
— Dr Eleanor Phillips, Programme Director MSc (online) Psychological Sciences
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