Psychology (Conversion) (Grad Dip)

Glasgow Caledonian University


Embark on an exciting new career path and take the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist with the Graduate Diploma Psychology. This programme is designed for graduates from disciplines outside of psychology.

This challenging programme is an entry requirement for most accredited postgraduate training courses in the field – including the areas of clinical, health, educational, occupational and forensic psychology. It is accredited to confer eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society (BPS).

The course incorporates a broad and varied range of learning methods to train you in both theory and application.

You’ll complete an empirical research project, as well as core BPS-accredited modules covering personality and individual differences, applying research methods in psychology, developmental psychology, applied human cognition, social psychology and physiology of behaviour.

Entry Requirements

UK honours degree (or equivalent) not accredited by the BPS and a minimum of 20 credits in psychology at SCQF Level 7 or above.

In some cases, there may be a recommendation of a further 40 credits of psychology prior to entry.

Start Date



Postgraduate Diploma

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


School of Health and Life Sciences



SCQF Level