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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.

We don’t recommend rushing out to buy texts before you arrive. And all of the suggested reading will be available in the University’s library. But before your course begins, if you can pick some up second hand, borrow from a library or access online, you may want to prepare with the following suggested reading:

Research Methods
Developmental Psychology
Personality and Individual Differences
Biological Psychology
Social Psychology
Cognitive Psychology

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:

British Psychological Society divisional Twitter accounts:

Suggested 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 our departmental social media accounts on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter/X.

Meet your programme lead