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Psychology Conversion Courses help!

Hi guys!

I'm 25 with a first class hons undergrad (not in psychology), recently moved to a new place after big life changes, and have been thinking (obsessing) about the idea of beginning a psychology conversion course with a view to specialising down the line in forensic psychology.

I'm looking for ANY advice/recommendations/non recs from anyone on the matter.

I'm only looking at online, BPS accredited courses. Don't have to be part-time necessarily but I think that's the route I will go down. Looking at Exeter, Leicester, Nottingham, Roehampton, Brunel, Liverpool...

Thanks in advance x
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Original post by aliceiona_x
Hi guys!

I'm 25 with a first class hons undergrad (not in psychology), recently moved to a new place after big life changes, and have been thinking (obsessing) about the idea of beginning a psychology conversion course with a view to specialising down the line in forensic psychology.

I'm looking for ANY advice/recommendations/non recs from anyone on the matter.

I'm only looking at online, BPS accredited courses. Don't have to be part-time necessarily but I think that's the route I will go down. Looking at Exeter, Leicester, Nottingham, Roehampton, Brunel, Liverpool...

Thanks in advance x


Have you considered the Open Uni? I did my Psychology degree with them and really enjoyed it. There is more info here: https://www.open.ac.uk/postgraduate/qualifications/f92. I got onto an MSc at a brick uni afterwards, got work as an Assistant Psychologist and am now training as a High Intensity CBT Therapist, so it gave me a fantastic start to my Psychology career.
Original post by aliceiona_x
Hi guys!

I'm 25 with a first class hons undergrad (not in psychology), recently moved to a new place after big life changes, and have been thinking (obsessing) about the idea of beginning a psychology conversion course with a view to specialising down the line in forensic psychology.

I'm looking for ANY advice/recommendations/non recs from anyone on the matter.

I'm only looking at online, BPS accredited courses. Don't have to be part-time necessarily but I think that's the route I will go down. Looking at Exeter, Leicester, Nottingham, Roehampton, Brunel, Liverpool...

Thanks in advance x


@aliceiona_x
Hi

I did a degree in a brick University (not psychology) and then did the MSc Psychology conversion course at Arden University and graduated last year. I've worked in F.E/H.E for 10 years myself and they are ahead of the game in terms of flexibility of learning with both blended (partially on-site learning) and 100% online. Their virtual learning environment is the best I have seen especially the ease of which you can talk to tutors and access journals.

Why not for an unbiased review check out their review with the QAA (a bit like Ofsted) and their report from the Teaching Excellence Framework - both readily available online

Marc
Arden University Student Ambassador
Original post by aliceiona_x
Hi guys!

I'm 25 with a first class hons undergrad (not in psychology), recently moved to a new place after big life changes, and have been thinking (obsessing) about the idea of beginning a psychology conversion course with a view to specialising down the line in forensic psychology.

I'm looking for ANY advice/recommendations/non recs from anyone on the matter.

I'm only looking at online, BPS accredited courses. Don't have to be part-time necessarily but I think that's the route I will go down. Looking at Exeter, Leicester, Nottingham, Roehampton, Brunel, Liverpool...

Thanks in advance x


Hey,

I am a current 4th year at the uni of Nottingham.
I studied natural sciences as my undergrad and half of this was through the school of psychology.
From my experience the school is really welcoming and helpful, always putting on seminars around exam times and holding different social events to get to know people which is always good, especially coming from a different uni so even if you are online there is the option to meet new people too.

If you have any questions about the psychology department at Nottingham or specific courses then just let me know,
Emily :smile:
Hey @aliceiona_x ! :smile:

In case you are still looking or are interested, the University of Leicester offers a Psychology MSc. If you're keen to find out more about Masters study more generally we have a range of Postgraduate Information Webinars taking place in a few weeks. You can find out more on our website - they will be covering a range of topics: applications, finances, accommodation!

We will also have some subject specific webinars coming out soon - so keep an eye on our PG Homepage and sign up for more updates :smile:

I hope this helps but feel free to ask me any questions. I did my integrated masters and PhD at Leicester (in Chemistry) so I know a fair amount about the university!

Best of luck with your search,
-Alisha :smile: UK Postgraduate Recruitment Officer
Original post by aliceiona_x
Hi guys!

I'm 25 with a first class hons undergrad (not in psychology), recently moved to a new place after big life changes, and have been thinking (obsessing) about the idea of beginning a psychology conversion course with a view to specialising down the line in forensic psychology.

I'm looking for ANY advice/recommendations/non recs from anyone on the matter.

I'm only looking at online, BPS accredited courses. Don't have to be part-time necessarily but I think that's the route I will go down. Looking at Exeter, Leicester, Nottingham, Roehampton, Brunel, Liverpool...

Thanks in advance x


Hi @aliceiona_x :smile:

How exciting that you're thinking about studying Psychology!

If you are still considering your options, feel free to check out our online MSc Psychology Conversion Course. The course is fully online, BPS Accredited and available for full or part time study!

We have start dates for June, October and February so you can really tailor the course to fit in with your life.

If you have any questions about or Psychology Conversion course or ULAW in general, just let me know!

Laura :rave:
Original post by aliceiona_x
Hi guys!

I'm 25 with a first class hons undergrad (not in psychology), recently moved to a new place after big life changes, and have been thinking (obsessing) about the idea of beginning a psychology conversion course with a view to specialising down the line in forensic psychology.

I'm looking for ANY advice/recommendations/non recs from anyone on the matter.

I'm only looking at online, BPS accredited courses. Don't have to be part-time necessarily but I think that's the route I will go down. Looking at Exeter, Leicester, Nottingham, Roehampton, Brunel, Liverpool...

Thanks in advance x

Hello!

It's exciting to hear that you're considering pursuing a psychology conversion course! I am an MSc Psychology (Conversion) student at the University of Surrey, and I absolutely love it.

Although my University doesn't offer an online course, I'm happy to answer any general questions you have about studying a conversion course :smile:

Best of luck with your search!

Best wishes,
Sam (she/her)
MSc Psychology Student
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Original post by Nerol
Have you considered the Open Uni? I did my Psychology degree with them and really enjoyed it. There is more info here: https://www.open.ac.uk/postgraduate/qualifications/f92. I got onto an MSc at a brick uni afterwards, got work as an Assistant Psychologist and am now training as a High Intensity CBT Therapist, so it gave me a fantastic start to my Psychology career.


This is v. inspiring! Well done! I've just enrolled on the OU's Psychology Conversion MSc and have been wondering about how students fare with finding work afterwards. So this is great to see.

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