"When enquiring about the MSc Psychology Conversion course, I was initially interested in developing my psychological knowledge and obtaining GBC membership for further specific clinical training. However, I gained more from the course than I was expecting. Since the course I feel much more confident in my direction in the psychology field and how I can make my own unique contributions.
"I studied the course part-time. Whilst studying I was working in a professional role and commuting long distances, so it was vital for me to be flexible with my commitments. I felt this course accommodated part-time study well, and while intensive at times I was able to manage a good work, life and study balance.
"While the course was challenging I felt it gave me a deeper understanding of psychological theory. This learning has been essential for my work as a therapist. I found learning about individual differences, developmental psychology and social psychology particularly fascinating and engaging. As students we are encouraged to take ownership of our own research, with just the right amount of support and direction. I discovered areas that I felt passionate about, especially when writing my dissertation. I felt I was encouraged to make a contribution to an area of psychology I felt strongly about, which has still made an impact on how I work as a therapist to this day.
"Since graduating I have been working as a senior anxiety and trauma specialist for a private healthcare company and a high intensity therapist for the NHS in London. I have also launched my own company providing therapy and training internationally and am considering a PhD in psychology.
"My advice would be to embrace the course fully, connect and share with your peer group and explore your passions for psychology with your lecturers. You might be surprised with the outcome."