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I am planning for psychology conversion course(counseling/clinical). What university will suit me better as an international student?
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The best thing to do is probably look at specific modules on each course and see which ones would suit you more. Conversion courses are largely the same as they have to provide the same, basic foundation in psychology in order for students to progress onto postgraduate study. Also bare in mind that they can differ in price which is something else to consider regarding funding, and don't rule out courses that are fully online either.
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I am planning for psychology conversion course(counseling/clinical). What university will suit me better as an international student?
Hey,

I am currently doing an online Psychology Conversion course at Arden University, there are lots of international students on the course currently and because it is online it means it is accessible for anyone and it doesn't depend on where you live.

Here is the link for the course if you want to check it out :-) https://arden.ac.uk/our-courses/post...psychology-bps

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Hey,

I am currently doing an online Psychology Conversion course at Arden University, there are lots of international students on the course currently and because it is online it means it is accessible for anyone and it doesn't depend on where you live.

Here is the link for the course if you want to check it out :-) https://arden.ac.uk/our-courses/post...psychology-bps

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Hi Abigail, I'm potentially looking to apply for the Arden conversion course. I'm an older student (32) and I have a pretty demanding job. In your opinion do you think I would be able to study this around work?
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Hi Abigail, I'm potentially looking to apply for the Arden conversion course. I'm an older student (32) and I have a pretty demanding job. In your opinion do you think I would be able to study this around work?
Hey CastlesandCats,

It is good to hear from you, I started Arden when I was nearly 30 and working full time in retail, never really knowing if I was coming or going. The shift patterns were all over the place, but then I was furloughed during the pandemic for 3 months which was a blessing in disguise for me so I could really focus on my studies! I changed jobs late last year as I was fed up with the shift patterns and working weekends, I am now working Mon-Fri 8am-4pm factoring in travel time it is more like 7am-5pm. I do a lot of studying at the weekends, I prefer studying in the mornings so struggle to do hours of work when I get home. However I have planned my time, as I am doing my dissertation I can be a tad more flexible which is good and bad at the same time as the module is less structured and the deadlines have more room for movement, so it is down to me when things are done.

During the usual modules things are more structured, they are roughly 12 week blocks with 10 lessons and one assignment, the lecturers provide a study plan guide which you can follow, but I tended to work out my own schedule so I could factor in any last minute things that would take me away from studying. I guess also being in the pandemic and not being allowed to socialise as much as I was before has been good, as I know I am not missing out on much. The lecturers are very flexible with their one to one sessions factoring in the fact that a huge proportion of students are a) working and have other commitments (childcare etc) and b) don't live in the UK so there are time zone differences.

Another thing to factor in is how you fund it, if you go down the student finance route you have to complete it within 2 years, however if you are a self funded student you have up to 5 years to complete it, so you can take a few months off if needs be and still finish it.

I hope that is helpful?

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