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MSc Psychology Conversion? Child Psychology? Advice please!

Hi, I've just graduated with a First Class B.A Hons History Student and looking into a psychology conversion course after realising my original plan of doing Law isn't for me. I'm particularly fascinated with all things to do with child development. I'm fairly new to this stuff, and just wondering what paths I could go down within this field (and how to get there) and what experience I could gain whilst studying? Thank you!
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Would also appreciate any advice relating to the differences between going down the different routes of counselling/therapy/psychology and what they entail. Again - very new to all of this! Any help appreciated.
Original post by epicgang432
Hi, I've just graduated with a First Class B.A Hons History Student and looking into a psychology conversion course after realising my original plan of doing Law isn't for me. I'm particularly fascinated with all things to do with child development. I'm fairly new to this stuff, and just wondering what paths I could go down within this field (and how to get there) and what experience I could gain whilst studying? Thank you!


@epicgang432

Hello! I finished my MSc in Psychology conversion last year at Arden University and I had a great time. If your course of choice is accredited with the British Psychological Society then there will be a unit on Developmental Psychology which was my favourite, my tutor was really supportive too.

It is important to note that people have very different motives for doing a conversion course, for me, it was to a) develop my knowledge of psychology to help with student support in my work role, which also got my setting access to funding and also b) I didn't enjoy my degree elsewhere years ago, and wanted to study again and enjoy it - harsh but true.

If you want to become a 'psychologist' you need to go on to do doctorate level study in a specialist field like educational psychology, clinical psychology etc before you can be a practising psychologist in the UK; different countries have slightly different standards in this regard. If you wanted to pursue counselling as a career that's not really my area and another poster can help.

Why not check out the MSc conversion at Arden? For an unbiased view check out their report with the QAA (a bit like Ofsted) and their Teaching Excellence Framework Report - both readily available online. Their virtual learning environment is the best I have seen and I have worked in F.E/H.E for over 10 years

Marc
Arden University Student Ambassador
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Original post by Arden University
@epicgang432

Hello! I finished my MSc in Psychology conversion last year at Arden University and I had a great time. If your course of choice is accredited with the British Psychological Society then there will be a unit on Developmental Psychology which was my favourite, my tutor was really supportive too.

It is important to note that people have very different motives for doing a conversion course, for me, it was to a) develop my knowledge of psychology to help with student support in my work role, which also got my setting access to funding and also b) I didn't enjoy my degree elsewhere years ago, and wanted to study again and enjoy it - harsh but true.

If you want to become a 'psychologist' you need to go on to do doctorate level study in a specialist field like educational psychology, clinical psychology etc before you can be a practising psychologist in the UK; different countries have slightly different standards in this regard. If you wanted to pursue counselling as a career that's not really my area and another poster can help.

Why not check out the MSc conversion at Arden? For an unbiased view check out their report with the QAA (a bit like Ofsted) and their Teaching Excellence Framework Report - both readily available online. Their virtual learning environment is the best I have seen and I have worked in F.E/H.E for over 10 years

Marc
Arden University Student Ambassador


Hi thank you for the response. Can I ask what job you're in now following your MSc?

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