MSc Organisational Psychology: LSE vs UCL vs KCL

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I received an offer from LSE yesterday for the MSc Organisational and Social Psychology. I also have an offer from King's College London for the MSc Organisational Psychiatry and Psychology and am awaiting a decision from UCL for the MSc Industrial, Organisational and Business Psychology.
Can anyone share their opinion on which one they would pick out of the three? And your reasons for the same.
My main deciding factor at the moment is employability.
Thank you!
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For psychology: UCL is a hairline (i.e. smaller than even marginal) better than KCL; and both are > LSE.

For prestige: LSE is a hairline (i.e. smaller than even marginal) better than UCL; and both are > KCL.

So it appears UCL should be top choice for employability.
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For psychology: UCL is a hairline (i.e. smaller than even marginal) better than KCL; and both are > LSE.

For prestige: LSE is a hairline (i.e. smaller than even marginal) better than UCL; and both are > KCL.

So it appears UCL should be top choice for employability.
Thank you so much for your reply! That's really helpful. In case I do not get an offer from UCL, what would your pick be between LSE and KCL?
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Thank you so much for your reply! That's really helpful. In case I do not get an offer from UCL, what would your pick be between LSE and KCL?
Then you have to do a serious analysis of the employers in the psychology sector. Find out if they usually hire people based on overall prestige of your university or the university's prestige in the specific field.

For example, if you want to be a Management Consultant, overall prestige of the university matters more to the employers than the university's specific prestige in FLAME subjects.

If you want to be an Accountant, overall prestige of the university matters more to the employers than the university's prestige in FLAME specific subjects.

If you want to be a Lawyer, the university's specific prestige in Law subjects.matters more to the employers than the university's overall prestige.

If you want to be a Musician/Artist, the university's specific prestige in Music/Art subjects.matters more to the employers than the university's overall prestige.

If you want to be an Investment Banker, it is a mixture of overall prestige of the university matters and the university's specific prestige in STEM & FLAME subjects (aka quantitative subjects) that matters to the employers.

As I think psychology is a very specialist field where you cannot learn on the job or as an apprentice on structured training, I would suspect it is the university's prestige in the specific field of psychology that would matter more to employers, so I would say KCL. But note that I am just guessing, you need to analysis yourself and make the right decision.

If you are not sure/set on being a psychologist, you still think you might switch career fields, then I would say LSE.
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(Original post by Sushmi Khunteta)
Hi!
I received an offer from LSE yesterday for the MSc Organisational and Social Psychology. I also have an offer from King's College London for the MSc Organisational Psychiatry and Psychology and am awaiting a decision from UCL for the MSc Industrial, Organisational and Business Psychology.
Can anyone share their opinion on which one they would pick out of the three? And your reasons for the same.
My main deciding factor at the moment is employability.
Thank you!
Hi, can you share you background and timeline for each programs?
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Hi, can you share you background and timeline for each programs?
Hi!
I'm currently in my final year of BA in Psychology, Economics and English (triple major) from India. My current GPA is 8.29/10. I have internship experiences in the fields of Human Resources and Organisational Psychology.
I submitted my applications in the first week of November. I received a decision from KCL on 5th Jan and from LSE on 16th Jan. Still waiting on UCL's decision which only comes out in March-April for my programme. Hope that helps!
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Hey Sushmi Khunteta I'm currently in the same position as you, wondering which university you finally chose and why!
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As far as I know from social media, she chose LSE : )

What's your decision? Which university did you choose? And why?
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Hey Sushmi Khunteta I'm currently in the same position as you, wondering which university you finally chose and why!
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