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I'm looking at doing this Masters but can't decide if I want online learning or in person. Brunel and OU both do online but at very different prices. Has anybody got any experience of either of these courses, or has any alternative suggested courses?
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Original post by shamma212
I'm looking at doing this Masters but can't decide if I want online learning or in person. Brunel and OU both do online but at very different prices. Has anybody got any experience of either of these courses, or has any alternative suggested courses?

@shamma212
Hi, I felt like I took to my MSc Psychology conversion course like a duck to water, although I did have 2 years previous experience of level 7 study previously.

If you did Psychology, I think the research methods can be a little steep for new comers at first, luckily I had done a degree in Sociology and there was a bit of crossover. I did my course at Arden, which is accredited by the BPS, and there is the option to do it either 100% online or a blended learning option in Manchester, London, Birmingham or Leeds. For an unbiased view of any provider check out their report with the QAA (a bit like Ofsted) and their Teaching Excellence Framework Report (both readily available online).

There is a cracking book by Coolican called 'Research methods and statistics in Psychology' which is essential reading which will really help

Marc
Arden University Student Ambassador
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I'm currently a student on the Brunel online psychological sciences conversion course and I've not had a great experience. The content and teaching have been fine, but there's no support available if things go wrong. It's difficult to get in contact with the student support team and they aren't very helpful.

Also, all communication is done via email and forums so it's difficult getting to know the course tutors and other students. I've felt alone most of the time with nobody to go to with questions or for advice. You also can't really build relationships, network, find work experience opportunities, etc the way you could with an in person course. This is probably a general issue with online courses though. I definitely regret my decision to do an online course and wish I'd chosen an in person course instead. The only advantage I see is if you have other obligations or location limitations, then it offers more flexibility than an in person course would.
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@shamma212
I think the benefit of distance learning is that it offers a lot more flexibility, I attended one lecture in 2 years 'live', and the rest I watched pre-recorded. Distance learning also works really well for people with a fair bit of study experience who feel confident in things like essay writing, referencing etc

Marc
Arden University Student Ambassador
Original post by shamma212
I'm looking at doing this Masters but can't decide if I want online learning or in person. Brunel and OU both do online but at very different prices. Has anybody got any experience of either of these courses, or has any alternative suggested courses?

Hi @shamma212

At the University of Huddersfield, we offer a fully online/distance learning Psychology (Conversion) MSc. Our next intake is May 2024. We also have upcoming intakes in September 2024 and January 2025. We understand that choosing the right course and university can be tricky, so to help, here are a few reasons why you may choose to study with us:

Just like our on-campus students, you'll be taught by our award-winning academic staff and receive the same high standards of teaching excellence that Huddersfield is known for.

The course has a health psychology focus.

The course welcomes graduates from any background.

The course is delivered 100% online meaning you can fit your studies around your family and work commitments, and study from any location.

There are multiple start dates per year.

It’s a competitively priced Master’s.


Find out more about the course

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Best wishes,
Lewis

Social media and content officer, University of Huddersfield
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