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    I am planning to do an OU degree over the next few years as the 'full uni experience' is something I dont think I could do for personal reasons. However I really want to get a degree in Psychology to lead me in a career of something relating to it. The OU offer Psychology, Psychology and counselling or Psychology and Law.
    I am most interested in BSc (Honours) Psychology and Law but its not a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) nor does it make me eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) by the British Psychological Society (BPS). I am wanting to do a post grad degree in psychology something or other. Do you think if I took this course it would matter or should I be looking at the BPS credited degrees to do something in psych?

    Would really appreciate some help on this as I have nobody else to ask!
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    I am planning to do an OU degree over the next few years as the 'full uni experience' is something I dont think I could do for personal reasons. However I really want to get a degree in Psychology to lead me in a career of something relating to it. The OU offer Psychology, Psychology and counselling or Psychology and Law.
    I am most interested in BSc (Honours) Psychology and Law but its not a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) nor does it make me eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) by the British Psychological Society (BPS). I am wanting to do a post grad degree in psychology something or other. Do you think if I took this course it would matter or should I be looking at the BPS credited degrees to do something in psych?

    Would really appreciate some help on this as I have nobody else to ask!
    Psychology and Law is a really random combination, it may look a bit confusing to employers.

    It depends what career you want to do when you finish, but not having accreditation will mean that you will need to do a psychology conversion course if you change your mind in the future and want to apply to do training in one of the professional psychology areas.

    You can still do a masters/phd in research psychology without a psychology degree, but again if you haven't even studied enough psychology at undergraduate to get accreditation then it looks really bad on the course (although this may not be something they would notice).

    If you're not bothered about getting accreditation though, you can study an Open degree and just pick and choose any of the modules that interest you, and this could be tailored to your interest.If the OU was cheaper i'd consider doing that in my spare time, it looks really interesting!
 
 
 
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