Bournemouth or Huddersfield?

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Hi there!

I got offers from both Huddersfield (MSc in Investigative Psychology) and Bournemouth (MSc Investigative Forensic Psychology) and im very torn! Both courses are great but I need an opinion of life in both areas? I'm moving from Malta so clearly I dont know what it's like in either city and most articles I find online are pretty biased. Maybe someone can share their student experience in either place?

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Hi I can’t be a whole lot of help as I’m only just looking at the courses myself. Im pretty sure that Huddersfield’s course is bps accredited offering stage 1 if you want to be a forensic psychologist whereas Bournemouth’s doesn’t and is more crime scene focused. Which might help you decide I do know Bournemouth is a fantastic place to live as i was there studying there a few years ago now but would 100% move back. I can’t comment on Huddersfield as I’ve not gone to their open day yet. Hope that helps
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Thank you for your reply !

Are you applying to both Universities ? I did hear good things about Bournemouth as a city but not so much about Huddersfield so that’s why I’m seeking an opinion of people who have been there or lived there haha.
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Hi I can’t be a whole lot of help as I’m only just looking at the courses myself. Im pretty sure that Huddersfield’s course is bps accredited offering stage 1 if you want to be a forensic psychologist whereas Bournemouth’s doesn’t and is more crime scene focused. Which might help you decide I do know Bournemouth is a fantastic place to live as i was there studying there a few years ago now but would 100% move back. I can’t comment on Huddersfield as I’ve not gone to their open day yet. Hope that helps
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No not yet as I’m looking at 2020 entry. I am going to Huddersfield’s open day in June though. Hopefully someone can give you more input though!
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Hi, thanks for considering us! It's great you've done your research into the uni's and courses offered and like the sound of both.

I've never been to Huddersfield but can hopefully help you get a better idea of what it's like to live in Bournemouth.

I'm a current 2nd year nutrition student at Bournemouth and love it here. It has a great mix of places to chill out and also plenty of restaurants, bars, clubs and cafes. Probably the biggest feature is the 7 miles of beach, which is currently (and regularly) ranked the best beach in the UK according to Trip Advisor. In the same rankings it's actually 6th in Europe too, and even 20th worldwide! This makes the town a really popular choice with foreign language students too so you'll notice that the town is really diverse.

We've got great transport links to London (90 minutes to two hours by train), and our own airport too.

As well as the gorgeous beach, we're really close to the New Forest, great for local activity centres, bike rides or just out for a walk and finding a country pub.

There are loads of clubs and societies too, not just about sport but pretty much anything you can think of, including a European Society.

Is there anything in particular that's important to you about your study location? If you have any other questions about Bournemouth please ask.

Vicki
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Hi there!

I got offers from both Huddersfield (MSc in Investigative Psychology) and Bournemouth (MSc Investigative Forensic Psychology) and im very torn! Both courses are great but I need an opinion of life in both areas? I'm moving from Malta so clearly I dont know what it's like in either city and most articles I find online are pretty biased. Maybe someone can share their student experience in either place?

Thank you!
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Hi Vicki!

Thank you for your reply, I actually just accepted my offer yesterday I’m really excited to join this year, I was just wondering if there are groups I can join on FB for non U.K. students or even PG/fresher students as I will not know anyone in the area and would love to have an idea of what will be going on leading up to September

Thank you!

Karolina
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Hi, thanks for considering us! It's great you've done your research into the uni's and courses offered and like the sound of both.

I've never been to Huddersfield but can hopefully help you get a better idea of what it's like to live in Bournemouth.

I'm a current 2nd year nutrition student at Bournemouth and love it here. It has a great mix of places to chill out and also plenty of restaurants, bars, clubs and cafes. Probably the biggest feature is the 7 miles of beach, which is currently (and regularly) ranked the best beach in the UK according to Trip Advisor. In the same rankings it's actually 6th in Europe too, and even 20th worldwide! This makes the town a really popular choice with foreign language students too so you'll notice that the town is really diverse.

We've got great transport links to London (90 minutes to two hours by train), and our own airport too.

As well as the gorgeous beach, we're really close to the New Forest, great for local activity centres, bike rides or just out for a walk and finding a country pub.

There are loads of clubs and societies too, not just about sport but pretty much anything you can think of, including a European Society.

Is there anything in particular that's important to you about your study location? If you have any other questions about Bournemouth please ask.

Vicki
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(Original post by karolinanaja)
Hi there!

I got offers from both Huddersfield (MSc in Investigative Psychology) and Bournemouth (MSc Investigative Forensic Psychology) and im very torn! Both courses are great but I need an opinion of life in both areas? I'm moving from Malta so clearly I dont know what it's like in either city and most articles I find online are pretty biased. Maybe someone can share their student experience in either place?

Thank you!
Karolina
Hello,

This is so exciting - first of all, congrats! I'm a second year English Lit student at Hudds and I love it here - it's big enough without being overwhelming, it has everything it needs: a theatre, a cinema, shops, food, great transport links to cities like York, Manchester and Leeds so it's easy to travel and explore. There's some really fun bars and clubs, and it's cheap - which is always a bonus. I've really enjoyed my time here and I can't wait for third year!

Hope that helps, but if you have any questions - feel free to ask, I'm happy to help!

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Hey Karolina!
That's great news that you've accepted your offer, now you get to do the fun stuff like getting bits for your room etc! Every year, Facebook groups are created, the easiest way to find them is to simply type into Facebook 'Bournemouth university official freshers 2019' there will probably be quite a few different ones you can join and then other groups/chats are created within that one if that makes sense? Another group to follow is Res Life on Facebook - they are a team led by BU students that put on events during freshers etc to help make the socialising aspect easier for you!
Congrats again!
Alice (second year BU student)
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Hi Vicki!

Thank you for your reply, I actually just accepted my offer yesterday I’m really excited to join this year, I was just wondering if there are groups I can join on FB for non U.K. students or even PG/fresher students as I will not know anyone in the area and would love to have an idea of what will be going on leading up to September

Thank you!

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Hi Karolina!

If you're still deciding between the two courses, I've started a FB group for those joining the MSc Investigative Psychology at Hudds in September. There's not a huge amount on it at the moment as the group is quite small, but there are some screenshots of conversations I've had with staff and people that have done/are doing the course. Quite helpful for info on the course!

MSc Investigative Psychology - University of Huddersfield 2019/20

Please feel free to join!

(Original post by karolinanaja)
Hi there!

I got offers from both Huddersfield (MSc in Investigative Psychology) and Bournemouth (MSc Investigative Forensic Psychology) and im very torn! Both courses are great but I need an opinion of life in both areas? I'm moving from Malta so clearly I dont know what it's like in either city and most articles I find online are pretty biased. Maybe someone can share their student experience in either place?

Thank you!
Karolina
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