Looking for a career in psychology but haven’t got the relevant degree? Why not apply for a conversion qualification at Edge Hill University, which has just received official recognition from the prestigious British Psychological Society (BPS).

The Postgraduate Diploma and Masters in Psychology have been accredited by the British Psychological Society as providing Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. The BPS is the main representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK, with more than 45,000 members, it is responsible for the development, promotion and application of pure and applied psychology for the public good.

Accreditation confirms that Edge Hill’s programmes meet all of the Society’s criteria and deliver a high standard of educational provision in this challenging discipline. It ensures that study covers the breadth and depth of the discipline, taught to a high standard by appropriately qualified staff and is maintained to a level of quality that is consistent with the BPS criteria.

Professor Helen Whiteley, Head of Department of Social and Psychological Sciences, said: “It is a real accomplishment to have our postgraduate conversion degrees accredited by such a prestigious organisation within the world of psychology. I’m delighted that they recognise the quality of teaching and high standards we adopt here at Edge Hill within this specialist field.”

Conversion courses at Edge Hill are ideal for those who already have a degree in another subject but don’t want to start all over again if they want to qualify for a career requiring a psychology qualification. It offers another potential route into the field and Edge Hill is only one of a few universities to offer this alternative.

For more information on the courses available, visit the website www.edgehill.ac.uk/study/courses/psychology-msc

You can also contact the Programme Leader for the PG Dip/MSc Psychology, Pat Hornby Atkinson, directly at atkinsop@edgehill.ac.uk