Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free to post

University of Birmingham v. University of Sheffield: Postgraduate Psychology

Announcements Posted on
Why bother with a post grad? Are they even worth it? Have your say! 26-10-2016
    • Thread Starter

    Hi all,

    I have recently been offered places on the MRes Clinical Psychology (Birmingham) and MSc Psychological Research Methods (Sheffield), and am in the process of weighing up where to study.

    Any advice or information is welcome, particularly with regards to how the above compare:
    - University (rankings, reputation)
    - Postgraduate life
    - Course (if you have studied either of the above)
    - City (where is good to live/avoid; lifestyle; transport)
    - Prospects (job opportunities)

    Briefly, I hope to continue after postgraduate study into either a PhD or research/assistant psychology positions before aiming to complete the DClinPsy and qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist. From this perspective, I am particularly keen to hear from any psychology grads on which course may best help this career pathway.

    Many thanks in advance.

    I wouldn't worry about reputation/rankings. The two courses sound very different so I'd have a look at where you want to go next and what the entry requirements for that are and choose accordingly. You may also want to consider which course gives you more experience or exposure in the field/area you want to end up and maybe links with places you may want to end up.

    Both are Russel group, so reputation wouldnt really matter.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
Write a reply…


Submit reply


Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: July 12, 2016
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Which is your favourite handheld games console?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.