A quick brain teaser

What do actress Natalie Portman, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, rapper Lil Wayne and king of cinematic scares Wes Craven have in common?

Yes, they all have an ‘n’ in their name but is that the best you can do?

Think harder – use your mind.

This curious collection of celebrities is, in fact, all linked by a shared fascination with how the mind works: all have studied psychology at degree level.

A career in psychology is open to graduates from all backgrounds

If a career in psychology appeals to you – and there are many opportunities available from counselling to market research and sports to forensics - it is never too late to stand up, be counted and start carving yourself a future as a psychologist.

It is surprisingly easy to convert your degree into the equivalent of a BSc (Hons) in Psychology that is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).Dr Zervoulis points out:

Want to find out how you can play this mind trick?

London’s BPP University now offers a MSc Psychology that allows students from all backgrounds and nationalities the chance to gain a qualification in Psychology that can be the foundation for a new career in the UK.

Here’s Dr Zervoulis, Lecturer in Social Psychology, explaining some of the benefits of the course:

Dr Zervoulis

“Psychology is very diverse.

It explores a range of different topics and develops a number of highly transferable skills – some of these are usually associated with the arts and humanities while others will be closer to those of the natural sciences.

That’s why students from all backgrounds and disciplines can now come to BPP University and convert their degree in under a year to the equivalent of a psychology degree.

It’s also why psychology is so respected as a degree – employers from many fields recognise that to master psychology you need to be an analytical researcher, polished presenter and creative problem solver.

This is to say that you have proven you are an intellectual all-rounder with highly sought after work skills.”

Where could an MSc Psychology at BPP University take you?

BPP University’s MSc Psychology is designed specifically for both UK and International graduates who:

  • Want a career in psychology but did not opt to study it at degree level.

  • Have insufficient credits from their first degree to qualify for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Whatever your reason, qualifying for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the BPS can be less than a year away.

Learning with a difference

The new conversion psychology programme at BPP University starts this September and it offers you the chance to benefit from being taught in small, seminar groups, in a hands-on manner from a research-active academic.

Forget sitting at the back of a large theatre straining to hear the lecturer. Instead picture yourself exploring every topic for two hours with less than twenty motivated students and a researcher to bounce ideas off and explore topics with.

Welcome to BPP University: here 70% of your programme delivery will be classroom-based interactive workshops.

That’s learning with a difference, and learning that will make a real difference by developing a wide range of practical, professional and academic skills.

This is where psychology comes to life as you grow into your chosen career path.

As Dr Zervoulis points out:

“The programme at BPP University is quite unique.

Students are offered the chance to ask questions, explore areas and discuss topics with a psychologist who is actively engaged in the latest research.

What’s more they do this in a small group setting and every single week.

Of course there is learning from peers, independent study and lectures too, but it is the level of contact that students will have with professionals involved in cutting-edge research that makes the MSc Psychology at BPP University so inspirational and exciting.”

Still in two minds?

To explore more about the career opportunities available to those awarded an MSc Psychology, and to find out more about BPP University’s exciting new programme that starts this September and has a second entry point in January 2017, visit the course information page, arrange to speak to Dr Zervoulis or come in and visit us in our London Waterloo centre by emailing [email protected], to see for yourself how unique the programme delivery is or call 03331 229 198 for more information.