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Which one is a better choice for psychology? York vs Cardiff?

Currently, I received two offers from Cardiff uni and uni of York:
Cardiff: Psychology (conversion programme) (MSc)
York: Psychology in Education (conversion programme) (MSc)

I checked the course structure of both of them.

York:
Core modules:
Development and Cognition (20 credits)

Individuality and Its Roots (20 credits)

Psychology in Society (20 credits)

Research Methods for Psychology in Education I (20 credits)

Research Methods for Psychology in Education II (20 credits)

Option modules: You'll choose one module from a list including:

Child and Adolescent Mental Health (20 credits)

Genetics and Education (20 credits)

Has Neuroscience Entered the Classroom? (20 credits)

Intelligence (20 credits)

What Makes a Great Teacher? (20 credits)

Positive Psychology in Education (20 credits)


Cardiff:
Core:
Cognitive and Social Psychology (20 credits)

Developmental and Abnormal Psychology(20 credits)

Research Methods (20 credits)

Research Project (60 credits)

Biological Psychology and Individual Differences (20 credits)

placement (40 credits)

I notice that York has a little bit more flexibility about course, but it focus on education more.
There is no option module in Cardiff, but there is a 12-week placement instead. --"You will complete a 12-week placement in Semester 3 (Summer) where you will have the opportunity to work with professional psychologists in a clinic, research lab or organisation. This will enable you to put the skills and knowledge you’ve developed in the first two semesters into practice in a professional setting."

I had a bachelor degree of engineering and did not have any background in psychology. That's why I applied conversion course to step into this area. Therefore, I am not sure which structure of course is better and proper for a beginner(like me). I know the ranking of York seems higher than Cardiff, but the placement is attractive.
I also want to know is the placement really necessary or useful? Because the duration of course is only one year after all.

If anyone can give me some advices or suggestions, I'll be so grateful!!
Think about the following:

Campus or city
Big or small classes
What amenities do they offer
Do they have societies you want to join
What’s the accommodation like
How far is accommodation from university
Are the lecturers invested in you or are they there for a pay check and research funding
Reply 2
Original post by WantBeAnonymous
Think about the following:

Campus or city
Big or small classes
What amenities do they offer
Do they have societies you want to join
What’s the accommodation like
How far is accommodation from university
Are the lecturers invested in you or are they there for a pay check and research funding

Thanks so much!! I thought about them, but they are not most important factors to me. I only care which has a higher teaching quality, better research resources or courses are more reasonable for my situation..something like that.. but still, thank you very much to reply.
Reply 3
Hi, I am going to apply for Psychology conversion course and Cardiff is my choice because of placement reason. Also I am from non psychology background. If you had went through this conversion course will you please guide if it was helpful or not. If you went to Cardiff how was your experience.
i have heard that cardiff's renowned for having a really good psychology department

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