Northumbria VS University of Glasgow (MSc psychology Conversion Course)

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MarinaAndreoli
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Hi there.

I would appreciate assistance in choosing between University of Glasgow and University of Northumbria for a career in psychology.

While Glasgow is highly respected, it seems Northumbria is climbing the ranks among younger universities. Northumbria is half the price of Glasgow- and I’m wondering if it’s due to its ‘young’ rep. Both provide BPS accredited education; with similar core modules.

Glasgow provides an extra 6 months of what looks like more specialized modules.

My question is: is it absolutely necessary to spend double on the masters phase of this academic journey which is likely to be followed by a PHD?
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I suggest you join the Northumbria Psychology distant learning group on Facebook, there have been a lot of criticisms of the course, no teachers, poor materials, I had accepted an offer but now thinking I'll change to Coventry.

Northumbria only began online a couple of years ago and are accepting hundreds of people each year, I don't think you can give the students the attention they need if you operate like that, esp when fees are nearly the same as doing an in-person degree on campus.
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Glasgow is much better than Northumbria. This is your future you are investing in.
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Northumbria is an awful university. Those lecturers have over 600 students on one module. It's a big money maker. as many bottoms on chairs as they can get. When we were there 3 people have a share one computer screen.
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Thank you for your replies and tips. This is very concerning. Could you tell me what you know about Coventry and why it seems like a better option?
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Hello, I’m in the same situation. I have an offer from Northumbria but have applied to a few other university’s including Glasgow. I’m just waiting to hear back. I am on the Facebook groups for Northumbria and yes, there is a lot of negative comments which is really putting me off. I really like the look of Glasgow’s programme and reputation, it’s twice the price of Northumbria but as someone mentioned above, we are investing into our futures. If I get an offer from Glasgow I think I’ll go for it, on their website it states that due to COVID there is a 20% discount
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