Full-time: 1 year Part-time: 2 years
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The Graduate Diploma in Psychology is a conversion programme designed for graduates of any discipline who are now seeking to pursue a psychology-related career.

The programme focuses on the core knowledge domains, such as personality, social, developmental, cognitive and biological psychology. Students gain handson, practical experience of conducting psychological research, culminating in an extended research project. 

Students with no previous experience of studying psychology must first successfully obtain the Graduate Certificate in Psychology, taking 60 credits at Level 4 of BSc Psychology at Winchester. In this, students will be introduced to different approaches within psychology – personality, social, developmental, cognitive and biological – illustrating how they lead to distinct perspectives on key research questions.

Graduates who have previously taken the equivalent of 60 credits in psychology may proceed immediately to the one year full-time/2 years part-time Graduate Diploma.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements: Normally a first or second-class Honours degree of any discipline. Applicants are also expected to have 60 credits in psychology from previous degree study. Those with fewer than 60 credits can be admitted conditionally – they will be admitted on a part-time basis for a Graduate Certificate in Psychology, comprising 60 credits from the BSc Psychology programme at Winchester, successful completion of which is required for formal acceptance onto the Diploma programm

If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.0 (including 6.0 in writing) or a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or equivalent

Start dates: September

Application process: UKPASS (full-time applicants only) or Direct Entry Application Form (part-time applicants only)