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Postgraduate applicants

MSc Psychology (Conversion)

To help you feel prepared for your postgraduate studies, we’ve gathered together a range of course related activities including suggested reading, useful websites and some great things to do right now.

Suggested reading

You will be given far more information about which textbooks to read and introduced to the University Library, as well as the many ebooks we have for you to access, when you begin your studies.

In the meantime, you may want to prepare with the following suggested reading list:

Research Methods

Developmental Psychology

Personality and Individual Differences

Biological Psychology

Social Psychology

Cognitive Psychology

All of the above texts will be available in the Catalyst library, whether the specified volume or more recent. If you do want purchase any textbooks, we suggest buying older editions as these will generally be much cheaper.


Useful twitter accounts

Depending on your areas of interest, you might want to visit the following twitter accounts:

BPS divisional Twitter accounts:


Things to do

To help you prepare for your studies, you may find it useful to try the following activities:

Activity one:

Join the Psychology department SONA system to be able to take part and experience different psychological studies currently being run by academics in the department

Activity two:

Follow the department social media @EdgeHill_Psych on Twitter, @EdgeHillPsychology on Facebook, as well as other Psychology departments across the world.


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