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Course Handbooks

Your Course Handbook is where you can find vital information about submitting assignments, mitigation and a range of other important issues.

Course Handbooks for the 2020/21 academic year will be published on this page in due course. If your Course Handbook is not published yet, please check back soon. All Course Handbooks will be published prior to the course induction.

Master of Science Psychology (Conversion Award) Onsite Mode, Level 7, 2020/21 - Course Handbook

Master of Science Psychology (Conversion Award) Onsite Mode
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Welcome to the Course

This handbook provides you with information that you will need on your course. You should find this information helpful when you first start, when you are preparing for assessment and at any time that you need help or advice in connection with your studies here. You will also receive a Module Handbook for each module you study on your course. Please read each one and remember to refer to all these handbooks throughout your studies. Your module handbooks will give you information about the delivery, content and assessments of each of your specific modules, e.g. “Developmental Psychology”. The course team is looking forward to working with you this year and we hope that your time studying with us at Leeds Beckett University is both enjoyable and successful. On behalf of our University and the whole course team, I would like to wish you well in your studies. The Course Director Dr Maria Zammit has general oversight of the course and is supported by the Course Manager, Dr Ellie Willard.

If you are joining us to start your course or returning to continue your studies, I hope you will really enjoy and value your experience over the coming year. Your time at our University can and should be life-changing, and our team of staff are here to support you develop your knowledge, skills and abilities.

This year the COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives and your university experience will be different to that in previous years. We will do our best to keep you up-to-date if things change or develop during the year – and please ask if you are unsure about any of the arrangements we are putting in place. As Social Scientists, we both experience and study the changes that are going on around us in the world. We try to understand them and to develop ways in which we can work to improve the lives of people. As students of our school, we want to work with you to develop you as critical, capable and creative graduates. This means being able to question and analyse the world around us, develop innovative solutions to some of the problems we see, and then have the skills to make a positive change.

At all times we aim to be student-centred and really value your feedback. We like to receive feedback on the things you enjoy and that you think we do well, but also want to hear from you when you think there are ways in which we can improve your experience. You can provide feedback in many ways including through your course representatives and through feedback to your tutors and Course Director. If there are anyways that we can help you to get the most from your time at university – please let us know and we will try and help.

I wish you well and hope you have a very enjoyable and successful year.

Professor John Craig

Professor John Craig, Dean of School

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This Handbook contains important information about Leeds Beckett University’s planned approach to course delivery and assessment in 2020/21. You should read this web page carefully so that you are aware of any changes that affect your course.  

The University is informed by Government and Public Health England (PHE) Covid-19 advice and guidance for maintaining a Covid-secure learning and working environment. We have made arrangements to continue to provide a high-quality educational experience in a way that protects the safety and wellbeing of both students and staff. We are engaging closely with Leeds Beckett Students’ Union to inform the arrangements and will also be informed by feedback provided by our individual students. 

Government and Public Health England advice and guidance continues to evolve, so the arrangements for delivery of your course and use of the campus may need to change during the academic year to continue to protect students and staff.

The taught content advertised at each level of study, or its equivalent, will be delivered across the academic year 2020/21.  We have identified an appropriate mix of blended learning – a mix of face-to-face, on-campus, online and digital content and teaching and learning for each subject, reflecting what will maximise learning as well as supporting more vulnerable learners and enabling the university as a whole to minimise transmission risk.

Covid-19 social distancing measures will be implemented during 2020/21 for teaching, learning, assessment and student support.  

In the event of further government lockdowns, either local or national, we will prioritise digital and online learning and support to enable students to continue with their studies. 

If there is an easing of Covid-19 restrictions, we will continue to provide blended delivery for teaching block 1 or semester 1 in 2020/21. We will keep teaching blocks 2 and 3 or semester 2 under review, informed by Public Health England advice. We may revert to different proportions of on-campus learning and online learning delivery later in the academic calendar year or a later teaching block.  Learning will remain accessible for students who are unable to attend on campus sessions. 

How we will communicate with you

We have sent information to new and continuing students on the plans for delivery of your course in 2020/21, the academic calendar (teaching block delivery or alternative) applicable for your course and the options available to you, to enable you to make informed choices. 

As the situation evolves, further information on local course delivery arrangements will be provided to you in emails and on the University’s Covid-19 microsite

In addition to the course specific information set out in this Handbook and the above communications, the University’s Covid-19 microsite contains information for students and applicants, including information relating to University accommodation and University facilities and services.  The Covid-19 microsite is regularly reviewed and updated as the situation, advice and planning evolve.

Key terms and conditions

Further important information for applicants and students is available on our Information for Applicants and Students website. This includes information about the student contract, fees and funding, your rights of cancellation, the student protection plan and the University complaints process.  It is essential that you read the information on this webpage carefully as it sets out the rights and obligations that form the contract between you and the University and information about how to make a complaint.

Location of delivery

In academic year 2020/21, it is planned that your course will be delivered via a blend of online and digital learning and on-campus teaching and learning, with the necessary Covid-19 social distancing and other measures in place on campus informed by the Government and Public Health England advice and guidance. 

Information on how blended teaching and learning will be delivered and the location of any on-campus delivery is provided in subsequent sections of this Handbook entitled ‘Location(s) of Delivery’ and ‘Teaching and Learning Activities’.

Information on the delivery of placements and other off-campus learning opportunities is provided in subsequent sections of this Handbook entitled ‘In-Year Work Placement Information’ and (if applicable to your course), ‘Sandwich Placement Information’.

Course Fees 

Course fees and additional course costs are confirmed in your offer letter. Course fees are presented to you annually through the online enrolment process. Other additional costs remain as published on our original Online Prospectus information in addition to the areas of costs outlined below and in the updated 2020/21 Course Specification for your course.

The course will be delivered via a blended approach that includes online teaching and learning, digital learning and on campus sessions.  If a further lockdown is necessary then delivery will be continued and supported via online and digital learning. Students are advised that they will need a personal digital device for this purpose. The University’s wide range of student support services available for students also includes a laptop loans scheme. Students may wish to bring an existing personal device or purchase or lease a laptop or similar device for their personal use which would be an additional cost.  The costs of this would vary depending on your individual requirements but can be in the region of £400-800 depending on the device. 

The University has developed a means-tested Covid-19 Financial Assistance Package to support students to acquire a laptop should this be needed. Students may also apply for a living expenses fund for unexpected personal hardship as a result of the Covid-19 Crisis. 

Students will need to follow the Public Health England advice and any specific national requirements for maintaining personal safety and hygiene to protect themselves and others from the Covid-19 risks. These personal safety measures such as the wearing of face coverings will be an additional cost that students need to consider. 

Where PPE is an essential requirement for the nature of the course you are undertaking this will be detailed below.   

Policies, Standards and Regulations 

Covid-19 social distancing measures will be in place for teaching, learning, assessment and student support in 2020/21. This means that there will be operational requirements and protocols in place for the way in which your course is delivered and the way in which University activities, facilities, and spaces operate which students and staff will need to follow.   

In the event of further government lockdowns either local or national in response to Covid-19, we will prioritise digital and online learning and support to enable students to continue with their studies. We may need to implement approved emergency Covid-19 pandemic academic regulations to take account of the impact of Covid-19 general extenuating circumstances. 

Details of the policies and regulations which are relevant to you are available in the ‘Policies, Standards and Regulations’ section of this Handbook.  

Sandwich Placements, Other Placements and Other Off-Campus Learning Opportunities 

Covid-19 response measures are likely to impact on the arrangements for placements, field trips, volunteering and other off-campus activities. If available, these are likely to operate with appropriate social distancing arrangements.  Employers may reduce the availability of placement or volunteering opportunities due to the impact of Covid-19 on their operations.

The availability or type of placements with employers, study abroad or volunteering opportunities, may be restricted. The University follows the UK Government‘s Foreign and Commonwealth travel advice and is also informed by any specific in-country international travel restrictions or requirements.  

The University’s current position is that we will not facilitate outward (from UK) international/overseas placements, study abroad or volunteering activity in 2020/21. This is to protect students and minimise the risk of you being stranded abroad in the event of a lockdown and the introduction of national/local travel restrictions. We will only consider international placements for students whose domicile address is in the country of their placement. 

Inward Erasmus study (from other EU countries to the UK under this scheme) will be supported where these align with the teaching blocks academic calendar delivery dates. There may be other national or international travel restrictions or quarantine measures or specific work-place Covid-19 measures that impact on these opportunities.  

Should the Covid-19 response and alert level be amended any activity may also be subject to Covid-19 employer, local or in-country requirements applicable at the time of the placement/activity. We will keep the position under review for teaching blocks 2 and 3 or semester 2, informed by Public Health England and the UK Government‘s Foreign and Commonwealth travel advice.
Students will have access to advice and support from the University careers and employability team during their studies via the online resources and support.

Further information on placements or other off-campus learning opportunities applicable to your course is provided in the ‘In-Year Work Placement Information’ and (where relevant) ‘Sandwich Placement Information’ sections below.

Professional Accreditation or Recognition Associated with the Course

We will prioritise face-to-face teaching and practical teaching to meet any requirements of relevant professional, statutory and regulatory bodies (PSRB) if your course includes these elements. This will ensure that your course retains its full professional status. 

Where applicable, specific information on applicable professional statutory or regulatory body recognition or requirements for your course is summarised in the ‘Professional Accreditation or Recognition Associated with the Course’ section below.

Teaching and Learning Activities

The way we will deliver this course and teaching, learning and assessment activities in 2020/21 will be informed by Public Health England advice and guidance on Covid-19 secure requirements and the need for social distancing for the protection of students and staff. 

You will experience a blended approach to learning for 2020/21; this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus online, and digital content, teaching and learning. 

We are working within the government 2 metre social distancing measures for Teaching Block 1 so we are not planning to deliver large-group teaching on campus throughout 2020/2021. This will ensure that maximum space will be available for small-group teaching.

In most cases, the taught content will also be available online so you can still access it if you are not able to attend campus due to the pandemic (for example, due to self-isolation, shielding or travel restrictions). There will be digital content and recorded lectures available online to support students who may be unable to travel to campus. In some circumstances, other formal taught sessions may also be recorded. 

In the event of a further government lockdown in response to Covid-19, we will prioritise digital and online learning and support to enable students to continue with their studies and study towards achieving any specified professional statutory and regulatory body accreditation requirements where this applies.  

If there is an easing of Covid-19 restrictions, we will continue to provide blended delivery for teaching block 1 or semester 1 in 2020/21. We will keep teaching blocks 2 and 3 or semester 2 under review, informed by Public Health England advice (see Introduction section above).

Further information on local course delivery arrangements will continue to be available from your School. 

Learning Support

Our approach to delivering student support in 2020/21

Given the planned social distancing measures in place on campus for 2020/21 to ensure safe delivery of services for students and staff, some of the arrangements for student support will be accessible online. 

We are committed to ensuring you continue to have opportunities to access the learning and wellbeing support that you need over the forthcoming year. General learning spaces, including access to libraries, will be available to be booked online; and where specialist space is needed, this will either be provided: as normal; created in newly adapted spaces; or replicated as part of an enhanced suite of online resources.

We want to provide a safe environment for students and staff, so on-campus delivery of student support services will be limited. This may mean that campus-based school offices will operate within defined core office hours.  However, full access to advice, learning support and specialist services will be delivered via telephone, email, video calls and online live chat.  The Students' Union will also be implementing social distancing arrangements for student advice services. 

Access to Library support in 2020/21

The Library offers access to thousands of resources via MyBeckett or theLibrary website which also provides full details of all our services. 

In response to Covid-19, and the need for social distancing for the protection of students and staff, the libraries will be available via a booking system in 2020/21 for students to study, access PCs and laptops, printer/ copiers, and other equipment, and to use the books and journals.

Further information on Library support is available in the ‘Library and IT Support’ section of this Handbook. 

Range of Support Services Available

There is a range of support for disabled or vulnerable students. Any student with a disability, who may or may not have declared this to the University and wishes to discuss their learning support for the year ahead or their status as a Covid-19 extremely vulnerable person, should contact their Disability Adviser for their School who is based in Student Services to discuss their support needs in the first instance.  The service contact details are or telephone 0113 812 5831. Students who are classed at Covid-19 Extremely Vulnerable (i.e. you have received a Shielding Letter from the NHS) but who do not regard themselves as disabled, and have not registered with the Disability Team, should discuss any support arrangements they may need, directly with their Course Director and if resident in halls, their Residential Life Team.

Further information is available in the ‘Support for Disabled Students’ section of this Handbook. 

Information on the support available from your School and other Services is available in the ‘Key Contacts’ and ‘Learning Support’ sections of this Handbook. 

In order to provide you with information on student services support in 2020/21 in response to the changing Covid-19 position, updated information will be provided on our University Covid-19 microsite.

Key Contacts & Keeping in Touch

You will be allocated to an Academic Advisor who is your first point of contact for advice and support for career development and for personal problems that may affect your academic work. If your Academic Advisor is unable to advise you on a specific issue, she or he will be able to point you in the right direction for further help. This can include giving you information about the University’s support services. To meet with your Academic Advisor, sign-up to her or his office hours posted through booking system links posted online on the MSc Psychology Course page on the MyBeckett site. If you need to see your Academic Advisor quickly, you can send an email or contact by phone directly to your Academic Advisor. Please note the Psychology group operates on a policy of aiming for first response to emails within 5 working days.

Ms Jo Richmond
0113 8125778
Portland 401, City Campus

Course Representatives are student volunteers who represent your views at course level, in formal and informal meetings with academic and support staff and at School Forums. Details about being a Course Representative are available at . The Students’ Union oversees Course Representatives and more information is available at

The Academic Librarians for this course are Kirsty Bower, Maria Kulas and Laurence Morris.

Please contact them at: Or complete their online Get Help form for help with academic and research skills

Course Director Dr Maria Zammit

Course Manager Dr Ellie Willard

The contact details of other key services, such as the Student Advice Hub, Disability Support, Library, Money, Careers, Students' Union Advice Service and Students' Union Student Voice Team can be found on the Students web page.

Skype for Business is a communication tool for staff and students:

  • Make calls using audio, video and instant messages across the University community.
  • Create and participate in group online meetings to support project assignments.
  • Available across University devices and personal mobiles via a free downloadable app.
  • Fully integrated with the Office 365 suite already used by staff and students.

Further information is available on the Library's Skype for Business web page for students. 

MS Teams is part of the Office 365 suite used by staff and students for communication and collaboration: 

  • Access via MyBeckett on University devices and personal mobiles via a free downloadable app.  
  • Participate in online meetings and video conferencing in groups or one-to-one.  
  • Work on shared content, ideas, projects and online learning.  

Further information is available on the Library's MS Teams FAQ web page.

Your course team will advise how Skype for Business and MS Teams will be used on your course and make guidance available as required.

Timetable Information

This course will be scheduled using a teaching block or semester-based delivery. The 2020/21 academic calendar and term dates are available on our Academic Calendars web page.

Taught sessions will normally be scheduled and included in your timetable. This will include on-campus sessions that you should attend. In 2020/21, depending on your course, this may also include scheduled online teaching and learning sessions where student engagement is required at a specified time and tutor pre-recorded lectures and scheduled discussion sessions. Module information will be made available online by the school for enrolled students.

Timetables will be made available to students during induction week via:
1. The Student Portal (MyBeckett)
2. The Leeds Beckett app

You should discuss any difficulties relating to your engagement with timetabled sessions with your Course Administrator.

The School Forums, where students raise feedback on their academic experience, are scheduled into all students’ timetables. Any student can attend but only Course Reps are expected to be in attendance.

Course Overview

The MSc Psychology (Conversion award) is distinctive in the rich and diverse range of attributes it develops, drawing, as it does, on skills that are associated both with studying the humanities (e.g., critical thinking and essay writing) and the sciences (hypotheses-testing and numeracy). These include effective communication skills, data analysis skills, computer literacy, the ability to retrieve and organise information from a variety of sources, problem-solving and scientific reasoning, the ability to make critical evaluations of issues, and the ability to conduct independent research and manage projects.

Psychology continues to be a popular degree course in the UK, with many students in other disciplines taking elective modules in areas of psychology. Although the skills which psychology students develop over the course of their degrees are valued by a range of employers, many students are interested in pursuing a career in one of the Chartered areas of Psychology, such as Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Counselling, Educational Psychology, or Forensic Psychology. In order to do this, students need a psychology qualification offering the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society. The MSc Psychology (Conversion Award) will therefore be of interest to those considering such a career who have either not studied psychology before but have a strong interest in it or who have completed an undergraduate degree with a psychology component which is not accredited by the BPS.

The decision to develop the conversion award as a Masters degree award rather than as a Postgraduate Diploma was made because this will provide students with added value in a competitive employment market and in applying for places on courses conferring Chartership. The provision of a Masters degree award enables the development of training in the research skills necessary for designing and conducting quality research beyond that expected of graduates. In addition, students will develop a portfolio detailing the transferable employability skills developed or enhanced during the course supported with evidence and actions taken to further their psychology careers. Support for employability and career planning is embedded in the degree programme and is based on developing students’ ability to reflect on, recognise and articulate the general and subject-specific skills developed.

The MSc Psychology (Conversion Award) has been designed for delivery on-site (either full-time or part-time). On-site face-to-face teaching is concentrated on one day per week (part-time) or two days (full-time). This enables students to continue working or pursuing career-relevant experience whilst studying, and is one of our unique selling points.

The MSc Psychology (Conversion Award) aims to equip students entering with little or no prior knowledge of psychology with the in-depth knowledge, skills, and experience in the core areas of psychology to qualify for the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society. The programme will:

• Provide students with a thorough knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and frameworks in the BPS core curriculum areas of psychology.
• Equip students with detailed knowledge of and skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods.
• Provide students with skills in critically evaluating the research of others.
• Enable students to communicate research findings to others, in both written and verbal formats.
• Develop independence and employability through increasing evaluative and reflective skills.
• Prepare students for a career in psychology or related areas.

1. Critically and systematically evaluate current research, practice and advanced scholarship in the core areas of psychology, namely cognitive, social, developmental, biological, individual differences, research methods and conceptual & historical issues.
2. Demonstrate originality and creativity in the application of knowledge and an understanding of how new knowledge is created and synthesised across the core areas and in an extensive piece of independent empirical research
3. Show competency in the analysis and interpretation of statistical and other forms of data, including employment of digital literacy skills in accessing, processing and evaluating information, ideas and evidence from a wide range of psychological sources.
4. Critically evaluate and apply, with due regard to ethical considerations, a range of methodological techniques applicable to research in psychology and make a reasoned judgement regarding the implications of that critique for assessing the validity of research findings.
5. Demonstrate effective collaboration with others in academic settings and communicate complex issues and ideas in ways appropriate to specialists and non-specialists in diverse settings.
6. Engage in employability activities and accept responsibility for subsequent career and continuing professional development.

Assessment & Feedback

The assessment balance and overall workload associated with this course are calculated from all modules undertaken by a typical student. They have been reviewed and confirmed as representative by the Course Director.

A standard module equates to 200 notional learning hours, which may be comprised of teaching, learning and assessment, and independent study. Modules may have more than one component of assessment.

Level 7 is assessed by coursework predominately, with some examinations.

Please note the exam/assessment periods in the academic calendar and make sure that you are available during those periods. Further details of your schedule of examinations can be found on your timetable once the examination schedule is released. Coursework submission deadlines can normally be found on MyBeckett, on course noticeboards or in individual Module Handbooks/other module guides. You will be provided with an Academic Assessment Calendar that shows when you will submit your work and when you will receive your grades and feedback at the commencement of each trimester.. Please use this calendar to plan your work schedule over each semester.

Disabled students requiring adjustments to assessments and/or examinations should contact Disability Advice at the earliest possible opportunity to discuss their support requirements. In order for adjustments to be identified and implemented in a timely fashion we urge all students to register with us as soon as possible, as we cannot provide adjustments at short notice.

For further information visit Disability Advice or email us at or call us on 0113 812 5831. Please also see Disability Advice on the ‘Support’ tab in MyBeckett for further information.

It is important for your progression and achievement that you submit all work for all assignments in a timely manner. Submissions after the due date and time will attract late penalties. It is also important that you keep copies of all work submitted until after you have graduated. You should also keep any receipts confirming the submission of assignments. In the event of your submitted work being lost you may be required to produce a copy of the work and submission receipt. If you are unable to do so, your work will not be marked.

It is important to note that submitting all assignments is a requirement of your course. Should you experience extenuating circumstances which prevent you from submitting on time please make yourself aware of the Mitigation and Extenuating Circumstances process. Without any form of extenuating circumstances, standard penalties apply for late submission of assessed work. Full details of the penalties for late submission of course work are available in section 3.11 of the Academic Regulations. Please check the penalties that apply to this course as some Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body requirements may mean that different penalties apply.

If you have been recommended ‘flexibility around deadlines’ as a reasonable adjustment in a Reasonable Adjustment Plan, your Course Administrator will be able to advise you of the process.

You may be required to submit your written work via Turnitin; further information on Turnitin is available.

Assessed work will normally be returned with appropriate feedback within four weeks of your submission. The four weeks allows for processing, marking, moderation, and final cross-checking of all results. Each Module Handbook will provide you with specific guidelines on how and when you will receive feedback on your assessments. Preparation for assessment is enhanced through the use of the VLE to provide both content and activities in the lead-up to assessments, as well as during the assessments. Module-specific support is also built in, for example, in the Research Methods modules (Research Methods & Analysis A and Research Methods & Analysis B) where specific support sessions are scheduled at regular intervals throughout the semester. At a Course level, Research Methods provides the analytical skills necessary for students to successfully undertake their Dissertation, and provides the grounding in report writing for summative assessments in both the biological psychology focused Neuroscience of Behaviour and the Cognitive Psychology modules.

Within modules, links between assessments provide the opportunity for students to utilise knowledge from one assessment to the second assessment and to apply and build on feedback they received from summative and formative assessments earlier in the module. For example, seminar discussions around student presentations in the Developmental Psychology develop and deepen knowledge and application of theory in preparation for other module assessments.

Results from module assessments and decisions on progression to the next level of study (e.g., from Level 4 to Level 5 of an undergraduate degree) or awards (if you are in the final level) are available on the Results Online system.

Results will appear within Results Online five working days after the date of the Progression and Award Board meeting (the meeting where your end of level outcome will be decided) or the Module Board meeting (the meeting where modular outcomes are decided).

If you are unsure about when you might receive your results or have queries relating to your results, you should contact your Course Administrator.

The University recognises that, from time to time, students may encounter issues which may prevent them from being able to submit or take assessment. Where this is the case, students may be able to submit their 'extenuating circumstances' for consideration. Please see the Mitigation and Extenuating Circumstances web page for further information.

If you have not passed a module at the first attempt you will be eligible for re-assessment. See your Module Handbook for details of the relevant re-assessment process (e.g., whether it is coursework, an examination, a presentation or other form of assessment/when it will take place/what the deadline is). You will be advised via Results Online of your options for re-assessment. You are advised to contact your Course Director, Course Administrator or Academic Advisor for any necessary clarification.

Details about our Appeals process can be found on the Appeals web page.

Academic integrity means intellectual honesty and is part of good academic practice. Further information can be found on our Academic Integrity web page.

Teaching & Learning

The students’ experience of the delivery of this course is through a range of teaching methods and learning activities. While the lecturers and tutors are there to disseminate knowledge and facilitate learning, there is an emphasis on students’ collaboration in the learning experience.

Students receive an on-line course handbook, which details the course structure and what is expected of students (it also provides other information about the University, course team, regulations and policies etc.). In addition, students receive an on-line module handbook for each module, providing details about the module, how the module will be delivered in terms of types of teaching elements and the main topic for each unit, how it will be assessed, a reading list and other material relevant to the module. In order to deliver core knowledge, facilitate understanding of theories and concepts and develop practical and applied skills, we employ a range of teaching methods depending on the delivery mode. These may include (as appropriate): lectures, seminars, group work, practical/laboratory classes, presentations, problem-based projects/briefs, tutorials, and on-line activities on the university’s VLE.

The range of learning activities not only provides an opportunity for students to develop communication skills via different media, but also encompasses different learning styles amongst students.

All members of staff are aware of the need for all teaching and learning contexts to be (i) non-discriminatory and appropriate for each student; (ii) respectful and valuing the perspectives and experiences each individual can offer; (iii) promoting the values and practices associated with inclusive attitudes and behaviours in others.

(Correct for students progressing through the programme within standard timescales. Students
who are required to undertake repeat study may be taught alternate modules which meet the overall
course learning outcomes. Details of module delivery will be provided in your timetable). This coursewill be scheduled using a teaching block or semester-based delivery. The 2020/21 academic calendar and term dates are available on our Academic Calendars web page on your Course site on MyBeckett.

LEVEL 7 2020/21 COHORT

Full time

Level 7 2020/21 cohort
Day 1 (FT) Year 1, trimester 1 Modules
Developmental Psychology ON (20 credits) &
Research Methods & Analysis - A (20 credits)

Day 2 (FT) Year 1, trimester 1 Modules
Applying Psychology ON (20 credits)

Day 1 (FT) Year 1, trimester 2 Modules
Research Methods & Analysis B ON (20 credits)

Day 2 (FT) Year 1, trimester 2 Modules
Neuroscience of Behaviour ON (20 credits) &
Dissertation ON (40 credits)

Day 1 (FT) Year 1, trimester 3 Modules
Social Psychology ON (20 credits)

Day 2 (FT) Year 1, trimester 3 Modules
Dissertation (40) credits continued &
Cognitive Psychology (20 credits)

Summer (FT) Year 1, summer Modules
Dissertation (40 credits) continued

Part time

Day 1 (PT) Year 1 trimester 1 Modules
Developmental Psychology ON (20 credits) &
Research Methods & Analysis - A (20 credits)

Day 1 (PT) Year 1 trimester 2 Modules
Research Methods & Analysis B ON (20 credits)

Day 1 (PT) Year 1 trimester 3 Modules
Social Psychology ON (20 credits)

2019/20 cohort

Part time

Day 1 (PT) Year 2 trimester 1 Modules
Applying Psychology ON (20 credits)

Day 1 (PT) Year 2 trimester 2 Modules
Neuroscience of Behaviour ON (20 credits) &
Dissertation ON (40 credits)

Day 1 (PT) Year 2 trimester 3 Modules
Dissertation (40) credits continued &
Cognitive Psychology (20 credits)

(PT) Year 2, summer Modules
Dissertation (40 credits) continued

Overall Workload

Level 7

Teaching, Learning and Assessment


Independent Study




Details of School academic staff can be found on the Leeds School of Social Sciences Website.

Attendance & Absence

The University expects you to attend and fully contribute to all mandatory sessions on your timetable as set out in your student contract. Engagement in your lectures, seminars and practicals is an important part of your learning - contributing both to the University community and the learning experience of your fellow students on the course.

We monitor your engagement at the University as regular attendance and academic achievement are closely linked. Moreover, by monitoring your engagement and attendance we can identify students who may need our guidance or support at an early stage to help them progress in their studies. This is part of our commitment to ensuring an excellent education and experience and supporting your success at Leeds Beckett.

The University does understand that from time to time there is good reason why you cannot attend a class, and in this instance you must contact your School office to let them know.

Please note that any attendance reports can be shared with you and your Course team. You might be asked to contact your School office so that appropriate academic or pastoral support can be offered, should your attendance record give cause for concern.

Our most important aim is to support your studies, but we are also required to report attendance to various external bodies such as the Student Loan Company and the Home Office. There are measures in place for students who seek to falsely register either their own or fellow students’ attendance.

Our Attendance Policy is available under ‘Student Contract’ on the Student Regulations web page.

Please note that if your course carries professional accreditation or recognition, there may be additional course-specific attendance requirements detailed elsewhere in this handbook.

You must notify your Course Administrator if you are absent for more than one day (for example for an interview, emergency unforeseen circumstances, or for compassionate leave). If you are going to apply for mitigation you will need to provide written evidence of the reason for your absence.

Please note that if your course carries professional accreditation or recognition, there may be additional course-specific absence reporting requirements detailed elsewhere in this handbook.

If you are unable to study due to Covid-19 (coronavirus) symptoms, please see the guidance available on our Covid-19 web page.

If you are unable to study because of another illness for more than 14 consecutive days (including weekends), you must provide us with a Fit Note.

You can send a digital copy of your Fit Note to your Course Administrator, and then send the original by post.

If you are absent through illness on the day of an examination or assignment deadline and you intend to apply for mitigation, you must also provide us with details as possible. Your submission for mitigation may be made online and the circumstances surrounding it may be self-certified unless your period of absence is prolonged. Generally, all absences of 2 weeks or more will require the submission of verifiable documentary evidence. For more information on ‘fit to sit’ and mitigation please visit our Mitigation web page.

Please note that if your course carries professional accreditation or recognition, there may be additional course-specific absence reporting requirements detailed elsewhere in this handbook.

Campus-based students who suspect they may have, or have been diagnosed as having a serious infectious disease such as Mumps, TB, measles, meningitis or chicken pox should not attend campus and notify their Course Director or Course Administrator as soon as possible giving information regarding which groups of students (and/or colleagues and clients on placements) you have been in contact with and when. For diseases such as Mumps, TB or meningitis, your doctor will notify the West Yorkshire Public Health Protection Team who may also wish to speak to you (or your family) to determine if others require screening or medication. You should follow advice given by the hospital or your GP about when it is safe to return to University. Further information is available on the Student Wellbeing web page.

For guidance on what to do if you have symptoms of Covid-19 (coronavirus), please visit our Covid-19 web page.

If you are thinking about changing course or withdrawing from your course, further information can be found on our Student web pages

International Students

Please be aware that our university fully complies with University Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI) policy at all times. There are legal reporting requirements for all students in the UK on a Student visa, and full attendance is mandatory for all students on a Student Visa. Failure to meet UKVI attendance requirements could lead to your academic sponsorship being withdrawn and your visa being revoked. Students on a Student Visa need to be aware of their responsibilities whilst in the UK, please see or our Student Immigration Advice and Compliance web page for full information.

For up to date information about visas, immigration issues and other matters relating to international students, please visit the International Students’ web pages on the Students website ( or contact the International Student Advice Centre on

Professional Accreditation or Recognition Associated with the Course

This MSc Psychology course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Successful completion of the MSc Psychology in conjunction with the following requirements will give students eligibility to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the BPS.

These requirements are:
- successful attainment of the MSc Psychology degree
- an overall course average of 50% or higher
- successful completion of the Dissertation module

Skills, Employability & Graduate Opportunities

All of the skills listed below are addressed during the MSc Psychology (Conversion) Award course and are reflected in the philosophy, aims and objectives of the course.

Technical Skills
The technical skills involved in the study of psychology include the ability to use IT to word-process assignments, to access electronic information sources including databases and electronic journals, and the ability to access and use information provided on MyBeckett – the University’s virtual learning environment (VLE). Specific to Psychology, you will also develop technical skills in the use of SPSS, one of the main statistical analysis programmes used in the discipline of Psychology worldwide. You may also utilise Qualtrics for your data collection which will enhance your technical survey development skills.

Organisation and Planning
Organisation and planning are intrinsic to any study at a higher level, and particularly at Masters level if you are also working and/or managing a family. You will be required to organise your own time and develop effective time-management skills to allow you to prioritise work, meet deadlines and develop the skills you already have as an autonomous learner.

Written and oral communication skills form the basis of most assessment in psychology at Masters level. You will be required to produce written assignments and to produce and deliver oral presentations. On a more general level, you will also be required to develop the skills of communicating clearly with peers as a component of group and interpersonal skills.

Group and Interpersonal
The ability to function effectively and constructively in groups is a major component of psychology. It is an essential skill to develop if you wish to work as a psychologist – most professionals need to demonstrate an ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams. You will work (and sometimes be assessed) in groups to produce oral or poster presentations, to design and conduct small-scale pieces of research, and to discuss information in workshops and seminars.

Data Collection and Interpretation
Data collection and interpretation are skills that are central to psychology. You will receive training in data collection and interpretation techniques in the Research Methods modules, and will demonstrate your competency in the execution of these skills in the Dissertation. The interpretation of evidence is the lifeblood of psychology and you will develop interpretation skills in all modules. Specific attention is paid to the development of appropriate numerical skills and to the collection and interpretation of qualitative data.

Intellectual Capabilities
In addition to these transferable skills, more specific intellectual capabilities are addressed during the course:
• Use of Theory and Principles
• Analysis and Reflection
• Application of Knowledge and Theory
• Synthesis and Evaluation
• Creativity
The understanding of theories and principles and their application to a range of questions is at the very heart of psychology. Consequently, these capabilities will be developed in students in all psychology modules. There will, however, be cases in which specific modules may provide a particularly strong basis for the development of certain skills. The key skills addressed within each module are indicated in the module handbooks, along with a clear indication of how these skills are assessed.

You will have opportunities to gain recognition during your time at Leeds Beckett University for the extra activities you do in addition to your studies, including volunteering, student societies, playing in our University sports teams and being a Course Representative.

Both the generic and domain specific skills make Psychology graduates particularly attractive to employers in a range of industries. For those students who are looking for a career as a Chartered Psychologist, this course is an initial step. Most psychology career pathways will require a significant amount of further post graduate study after the MSc Psychology course. The Applying Psychology module will provide you with exposure to both clinical and academic professionals in Psychology to assist you in your decision-making after completion of the MSc Psychology Course.

Successful completion of this course with an overall mean mark of 50% or more and successful completion of the Dissertation module will provide the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). This will enable you to continue on the route to becoming a Psychologist. BPS accredited courses in Clinical, Counselling, Educational, Occupational, Health, Forensic, or Sport and Exercise Psychology require the GBC, as do psychology research and teaching careers in Higher Education. Previous Leeds Beckett graduates, after gaining relevant experience and further training and education, have gone on to careers in Forensic, Occupational, Sport, Clinical and Educational Psychology and in research (including PhD studentships).

Learning Support

If you have a question or a problem relating to your course, your Course Administrator is there to help you. Course Administrators work closely with academic staff and can make referrals to teaching staff or to specialist professional services as appropriate. They can give you a confirmation of attendance letter, and a transcript. You may also like to contact your Course Rep or the Students’ Union Advice team for additional support with course-related questions.

Your Academic Advisor will be an academic member of staff who teaches you on your course. Your Course Director will make sure that you are given the contact details of your Academic Advisor at the beginning of each year, usually in your course induction. Further details on the role of your Academic Advisor are available on the Academic Advisor web page.

The Student Advice Hub Team can support with a number of practical elements of University life. When you first arrive at University, they produce your first Student ID card and any replacements you require during your studies. When you commence your studies, they can provide you with bank letters, so that you are able to open and maintain student bank accounts, and Confirmation of Enrolment letters that you might need for a range of purposes. Current students and graduates can also request transcripts from the Student Advice Hub.

As you progress with university life, the Student Advice Hub Team are able to provide information in relation to any element you might need help with. If you have a question and you’re not sure who to ask, please get in touch. If the team aren’t able to answer your query directly, they will ensure you can access the most appropriate team to offer help.

If you need help with more complex queries or concerns, their trained advisers also support students with 1-1 appointments, providing a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space to talk about your circumstances and identifying support that you can access within and outside of the University. You can book an appointment with an Adviser on MyHub.

Ordinarily, members of the Student Advice Hub in the Student Hubs on the ground floor of the Rose Bowl and Leslie Silver at City Campus and in Campus Central at Headingley. However, due to Covid-19, and in the interests of the health and safety of our students and staff, for a period of time this service will support you digitally via live chat, email, video calls and online resources. Their telephone number is 0113 812 3000 and you can contact them via e-mail on Appointments can be booked via the Student Advice Hub Team web page, all of which will be delivered virtually.

Within MyBeckett you will see two tabs (Support and Opportunities) where you can find online information and resources for yourselves. The ‘Support’ tab gives you access to details of services available to give you academic and personal support. These include Library Services, the Students’ Union, Money advice, Disability advice and support, Wellbeing, International Student Services and Accommodation. There is also an A-Z of Support Services, and access to online appointments/registration.

The ‘Opportunities’ tab is the place to explore the options you have for jobs, work placements, volunteering, and a wide range of other opportunities. For example, you can find out here how to get help with your CV, prepare for an interview, get a part-time job or voluntary role, take part in an international project, or join societies closer to home.

Support for disabled students is available from our Disability Advice team. Support is available for students with a range of disabilities including:
• epilepsy, diabetes and IBS
• depression, anxiety and eating disorders
• dyslexia, dyspraxia, and AD(H)D
• Autism Spectrum Conditions
• Mobility difficulties
• Sensory impairments

Support is individually tailored depending on the nature of your disability and the demands of your course. We would encourage you to contact us as early as possible to enable us to implement any adjustments you may need. If you have a disability and have not previously declared it, please fill in the registration form (which is also available via the Disability Advice web page) or contact the Disability Advice team on 0113 8125831 or email

More information on disability advice is available under the Academic and Personal Support sections of the ‘Support’ tab in MyBeckett, and on the Disability Advice web page.

Disabled students can also access the Disability Resource Areas in each library and the support provided by the Library Learning Support Officer. More information is available on the Library website.

The Library

The Library offers 24/7 support for your studies. You can access thousands of resources via MyBeckett or the Library website which also provides full details of all our services.

Library Academic Support

The Library Academic Support Team can help you develop your academic skills such as critical thinking, academic writing and analysing data, and research skills such as how to find, use and evaluate information for your studies. The team liaises with your lecturers to provide the information resources you need for your subject and to arrange academic skills sessions to support you in your studies.

The team maintains a number of websites to support your learning:

  • In your Subject guide, you'll find a variety of information resources which have been selected as a good starting point for research in that area.  These are available on the Skills and Subject Support web page or via the Course or Support tabs in My Beckett.
  • On the Skills for Learning website, you’ll find online resources covering topics such as essay writing, research and time management, plus information to help you reference and avoid plagiarism, alongside details of online workshops that are designed to help you succeed in your assessments.  The Skills for Learning website can be found on the Library website or via the Library or Support tabs in My Beckett.

Library and Student IT Advice Service

The Library and Student IT Advice Service team can answer your queries on borrowing, finding information, passwords, Office 365, online meetings, saving your work, MyBeckett and more:

  • online (including 24/7 chat) via the Contact Us web page
  • by phone - 0113 812 1000 (24/7 IT support)

They also have a wide range of short tutorials available on the Library’s YouTube channel.


Wi-Fi on the University campus is provided by eduroam, a secure wireless network, which also allows you Wi-Fi access if you visit other universities. To connect:
1. Select eduroam from available Wi-Fi
2. Your login details are:
Username: e.g.,
Password: your normal university password
*Android Users: Select under Phase 2 Authentication – MS-CHAPv2
Help is available on the Library’s Wi-Fi web page.

Microsoft Office 365

You are provided with free access to Office 365 and the latest version of Office can be downloaded from the IT tab in MyBeckett or from All students who are registered for a qualification at Leeds Beckett University are eligible and you can use the subscription for the duration of your course. For instructions and more information, please see the Office 365 support page.


OneDrive Leeds Beckett is your individual file storage with 1TB of storage space. With OneDrive you can access and share your files across your devices. This is accessible on University PCs and off-campus through Office 365 portal. See the Saving your Work pages on the Library website for more information.

Leeds Beckett RemoteApp

The Leeds Beckett RemoteApp gives you access to a range of specialist software for your course on your personal devices. See the RemoteApp page on the Library website for more information.

Media Equipment – free loans

You can borrow high-end Media Equipment for free. Browse, reserve and collect equipment ranging from GoPros to Remote Presenters from the ground floor of the Shelia Silver and Headingley Libraries. Further information is available on the Media Equipment web page.

The Students’ Union Advice Service offers free, independent, non-judgemental advice and guidance to all Leeds Beckett Students. This can include advice on any problems you might have whilst on your course including all the Academic Regulations (Mitigation, Extensions, Complaints, Appeals, Disciplinary procedures and Academic Integrity). We can also give advice on any issues you may have with your housing including disrepair, contract checking and issues with deposits. We can also advise on student funding and debt.

We will listen to your problem and outline what options are available to you, so you can make an informed decision on what to do.

Hopefully you will never need us but just remember we are here for you if you do.


Tel: 0113 812 8400

The Students’ Union Student Voice & Insight Team works together with the Education Officer to effectively represent students’ academic interests.

We provide support, training and ongoing development to c.1000 Course Representatives, who are elected by you to represent you whilst you study at Leeds Beckett, and facilitate the School Forums where any student can raise feedback about their academic experience at Leeds Beckett and discuss changes that have occurred as a result of student feedback with University staff.

Unsure who your Course Rep is? Maybe you’re interested in becoming a Course Rep or have feedback about your academic experience? Drop us a message on the details below:


Tel: 0113 812 8400


MyBeckett, the portal and virtual learning environment provides:

• access to your modules and timetables;
• your reading lists and email account;
• your personal storage area on our University IT servers;
• information on where to look for academic or personal support (Support tab);
• information on opportunities such as jobs, careers, part-time work, placements and volunteering (Opportunities tab)
• access to Library and student IT advice

Further information and support for using MyBeckett can be found on the MyBeckett Support Pages.

In addition to the lecture theatres you will be taught in seminar rooms or computer rooms in the City Campus buildings. Most psychology staff, and dedicated psychology teaching space, are located on the eighth floor of Calverley (CL) block. A good proportion of your seminar and lab class work will take place in the CogBio laboratory and in the Psychology Research suite also in Calverley. We also have several sound-attenuated lab research rooms with different psychological testing equipment, as well as rooms designed for focus groups and interviews. These rooms are used for teaching purposes and can also be booked for data collection for project work. The computers labs and lab rooms are equipped with specialist software which you will use in the course, including SPSS (data analysis software), Biopac (used in Biological Psychology modules such as The Neuroscience of Behaviour) and EPrime (experiment generation software, used in Cognitive Psychology modules).

Library Online provides access to information and resources via the internet. You can find out about our facilities and access our extensive collection of electronic databases, ejournals and e-books at any time day or night, while at University, home or work. MyBeckett, our portal and virtual learning environment, is the gateway to all the information you will need to support your studies during your time at University. Accessible from the Leeds Beckett homepage, it provides access to your modules and timetables; your email account; your personal storage area on our University IT servers and a wide range of other information. In addition, it gives you access to all the off-campus services and resources provided by the Library, via the Library tab. There is also a course website on MyBeckett and individual module sites where you will be able to access electronic versions of module handbooks, lecture notes and other resources. We also have a license for Psychology students and staff to utilise Qualtrics, an online data collection platform. All students are eligible for a Qualtrics account if this platform is appropriate for your particular research project. Following discussions with your Dissertation supervisor, please contact the Mrs Julie Heaton to request account access to Qualtrics.

Student Voice

We are committed to working in partnership with you and the Students’ Union to provide you with an inclusive, safe and engaging learning environment which is conducive to study for all our students and our staff. An important element of your time studying with us is your engagement in developing your learning. Your engagement and attendance on your course enables you to further your learning and supports your achievement, course completion and aspirations for the future. There is an expectation that students will attend, engage in their learning and submit for assessment. We provide support for you to maximise your time studying with us and to develop your learning, skills and abilities to support you in your chosen career path.

We seek active participation by all our students in the continuous enhancement of our courses and through our monitoring, annual review and enhancement processes. These are formal processes used by our University for assuring the academic standards and quality of your course and its continuous improvement. These processes utilise your feedback, External Examiners’ reports, feedback from staff and others, data relating to student outcomes on the course and student surveys to reflect on areas of good practice and areas for further enhancement. We invite all students to participate in a range of opportunities to provide us with feedback on your course and modules. This may include discussions with staff, focus groups, and meetings (e.g. with Course Representatives or with staff) and formalised student surveys e.g. mid module reviews, end of module evaluations and specific course or other surveys such as the Student Barometer, National Student Survey and Destination of Leavers in Higher Education Survey. We utilise the outcomes of these surveys to benchmark our courses nationally and to inform annual course enhancements.

Informal feedback is also welcome at any time either via your Academic Advisor or module tutor or via your Course Representative. Our partnership with you enables us together to make the most of your learning experience with us and to enhance the quality and reputation of your course. You can find out what actions have been taken in response to your feedback through your Course Representative, the Students’ Union, your tutors or through the Library.

Course Representatives are student volunteers who represent your views at course level, in formal and informal meetings with academic and support staff online and follow up on actions that have occurred as a result of student feedback at School Forums. Details about being a Course Representative are available on the Students web pages. The Students’ Union oversees Course Representatives and more information is available on the Students’ Union website.

You have the opportunity to become an elected Course Representative working in a voluntary capacity with students, the Students’ Union, the Course Director and members of the course team and our University. The Course Director, working in partnership with our Students’ Union, enables the process for election and appointment of Course Representatives. The Students’ Union provides training and development for Course Reps and supports their engagement in enhancement activities. Being a Course Representative provides an opportunity for you to enhance your own learning and the development of relevant professional and employability skills in parallel with your studies.

As a Course Representative you would play an important role in:
• acting as a point of contact and advocate for students on your course and in supporting their active engagement;
• gathering feedback from students on your course to inform further enhancements to the quality of your course and the student experience;
• enabling dialogue and good communication between students and staff on the course;
• working with the Course Director, members of the course team and the Students’ Union to enhance your course;
• facilitating and engaging in meetings about your course; and
• being an ambassador for your course.

Further details about Course Representatives are available on the web pages above and in our University’s Academic Regulations.

We invite all students to participate in a range of opportunities to provide us with feedback on your course and modules. This may include discussions with staff, focus groups, and meetings (e.g. with Course Representatives or with staff) and formalised student surveys e.g. mid module reviews, end of module evaluations and specific course or other surveys such as the Student Barometer, National Student Survey and Destination of Leavers in Higher Education Survey.

We are committed to providing a high quality experience for all our students. We welcome comments and compliments from students, and find them valuable for on-going improvements to our provision. Comments and compliments about your course can be raised with your Course Representative or directly with your Course Director or Academic Advisor.

If you have a specific complaint about an act or omission of our University, you may be able to make a complaint under the Student Complaints Procedure. In the first instance, you should raise the matter as soon as possible with the member of staff most directly concerned, or with the person who can best resolve it. If this does not resolve the matter, or if the complaint is too serious to be addressed in this way, then you should make a formal complaint in writing. Information about how to make a complaint, including the student complaints procedure and a complaints form, is available on the Students web pages

General Information

Master of Science Psychology (Conversion Award) Onsite Mode

PG Dip Psychology Level 7
PG Cert Psychology Level 7

Leeds Beckett University

Level 7 of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications, with 180 credit points at Level 7 of the Higher Education Credit Framework for England

Part-time delivery is usually at half the intensity of the FT equivalent course, although there may be flexibility to increase your pace of study to shorten the overall course duration. Some modules may be delivered in a different sequence to that defined within this information set, but the modules offered within each level are consistent.

City Campus, Leeds (plus location of work placement, if applicable)

Course fees and additional course costs are confirmed in your offer letter. Course fees are presented to you annually through the online enrolment process. If you have any queries about your tuition fees, please visit our Course/Tuition Fees Payment web page or contact Ongoing queries relating to additional course costs may be discussed with your Course Administrator.

Policies, Standards & Regulations

Key University regulations and policies can be accessed on the following web pages:

• Academic Regulations (including assessment regulations) are available on our Academic Regulations web page
• The Student Contract is available on our Student Regulations web page
• The Student Charter is available on our Academic Regulations web page (Section 20)

Other Student regulations and University policies, including Safety, Health and Wellbeing policies, are available on our Student Regulations web page

You should also familiarise yourself with our Zero Tolerance Report and Support web page regarding sexual harassment and assault, and also the Report & Support web page regarding racial harassment.

The MSc Psychology (Conversion Award) is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). Successful completion of the MSc Psychology in conjunction with the following requirements will give students eligibility to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the BPS.

These requirements are:
- successful attainment of the MSc Psychology degree
- an overall course average of 50% or higher
- successful completion of the Dissertation module

The External Examiner assures that you are assessed fairly in relation to other students on the same course and also that the standard of your own award is comparable to similar courses taken by students in other higher education institutions within the UK. The External Examiner(s) provide an annual report for your course. External Examiner reports are available on our External Examiner Reports web page, which is accessible via the Course Information link on the Students home page.

The details of the External Examiner for this course are as follows:
Dr Kareena McAloney-Kocaman
Lecturer in Applied Health Psychology
Department of Psychology, Social Work and Allied Health Sciences,
Glasgow Caledonian University

Module Information

The Course Administrator can provide you with the module information for your course, or tell you where to locate the details. This includes a description of module content, how the module will be taught and how you will be assessed.. In most cases, you will be provided with a module handbook at the start of the module or one will be made available to you In My Beckett

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