I want to do a Psychology masters abroad, but they don't have BPS accreditation Watch
This seems ridiculous to me as I studied my undergraduate degree at Bangor; they were completely useless yet still have BPS accreditation. On the other hand, the universities I have looked at in Holland are about 1000x better for psychology according to the world rankings, yet a degree from there would be meaningless just because they don't have BPS.
Is there some kind of European equivalent to the BPS that I have missed or something? I have tried googling it and found nothing, but maybe I'm just looking in the wrong places. I am already eligible for graduate membership of the BPS due to my undergrad degree, so do I even have to be worrying about them anymore?
Any advice or help please?? Has anyone else done a psychology degree abroad?? Thank you!!
The only BPS courses that confer any major recognition towards charterships are doctoral level courses in Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology etc. While there are some Stage 1 MScs that confer "recognition" to go onto Stage 2 training (doctorates), they don't qualify you to do anything by themselves.
It's only an issue if you want to actually become a psychologist (only about 15% of psychology students). If you don't it's fairly immaterial.