How can a conversion course in psychology help change your career?

If you’ve been exploring the web page for our online MSc Psychology programme, you’ll have spotted the phrase ‘conversion course’ a few times.

Though it’s not a term many people are familiar with, a conversion course might be the exact tool you need to start your next big career move. To help you decide if such a course is the right fit for you, we’re here to break down what exactly it means, and the many benefits it can offer. 

What is a conversion course? 

A conversion course is arguably one of the most efficient ways to equip yourself with new skills – plus a new qualification – if you’re looking to change into a different line of work. 

It’s certainly no secret that plenty of people only discover their true interests after already completing a degree or establishing themselves in a certain field. 

With a conversion course, you can develop the specialist expertise needed to pursue the profession you want in a relatively short period of time. Full-time courses typically take a year to complete, while part-time courses like our online MSc Psychology take two years. 

“You’d be surprised by how many people we speak to each month who are looking to move into a totally different industry or role – from pretty recent graduates to people with a few decades worth of experience! It’s actually such a pleasure to help make that happen whenever we can, because it’s inspiring to see people take control of their futures like that.”  

Madeleine Lloyd, Course Adviser, Portsmouth Online 

Why take a conversion course in psychology? 

Our flexible MSc Psychology is specially designed to support anyone trying to plan a career change while still managing other important commitments. 

For example, as the course is studied part time and entirely online, you can continue at your current place of employment while still developing the specialist skills needed to begin your career in psychology. 

Plus, as mentioned earlier, you don’t need a relevant degree to study with us either; we’ll give you the foundation needed to enter the field. The course’s only academic requirements are that you hold a minimum of any upper second-class honours degree or its equivalent. 

If you don’t have the necessary qualification, we also accept relevant work experience in certain instances. Reach out to our friendly course adviser team to learn more. 

What can I do after graduation? 

Upon earning your MSc in Psychology, you’ll be well-prepared to begin the next step of your journey towards working in psychology. 

If you’ve identified the specialisation you’d like to work in, this will be time you begin advanced training or placement work. This could even involve completing a PhD or further Masters study focused on your area of interest. 

Though the specific process that you'll need to go through will depend on your country of residence, your MSc in Psychology will ensure that you're equipped with the excellent foundation required to move forward with confidence. 

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Keen to learn more about the course and the opportunities it can unlock? Our course advisers are here to answer any questions and help you get all the information you need before applying. Get in touch with them by filling out the form below. 

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