How can I check the accreditation status of a degree?

If you're unsure whether your degree will give you eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, you need to check whether your degree was accredited for your intake year.

To do this please utilise the "Find an accredited course" search function.

Please note: in order to gain eligibility for the GBC, you need to achieve an accredited award, follow any specified pathway detailed on the results page of the search, and gain a 2:2 or above if you started after September 2006.

You must also pass the psychology project in order to be eligible for the GBC.

Following a Memorandum of Cooperation between the Society and the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI), those eligible for Graduate Membership of the PSI after having gained an academic award accredited by the PSI are also eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society.

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Frequently asked questions
  • How do I obtain GBC (Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership) confirmation?

    We can only provide confirmation that you have the GBC if you’re a current Graduate member of the society.

    If you're not a member, to obtain confirmation of GBC from the society you'll need to apply for Graduate membership so we can assess your qualification(s) and determine eligibility.

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  • I have a third class degree, would I be eligible for the GBC?

    If you started your degree from 2006 onwards and have obtained a third class, unfortunately you would not be eligible for the GBC and would need to undertake a conversion course.

    Find out more about conversion courses

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  • What does the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC) mean?

    The GBC is a society standard in psychology. It demonstrates attainment of knowledge of core psychology subjects at a standard not less than a UK Bachelor Honours Lower Second Class level.

    The GBC provides a basis for progression to society-accredited postgraduate professional training in psychology for training to become a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol).

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    If you have any queries please contact the Membership Team.