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Msc in Psychology? prospects?

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changeapart Sat 13-Jul-19 21:59:38

Employability aspect of a psychologist?

Having HR degree but never worked as one. working as admin currently. gender female.

Had a look at a conversion course (as don’t have science or psychology background) which cost 9000 pounds and takes 2 years part time.
Think I would enjoy learning psychology but want to fact check the idea. I am an immigrant here but lived here for 10 years now. how will this affect my chances of getting work from employers or clients perspective?

Apart from this particular aspect how is the general market in psychology? done online searches for the jobs but hard to gauge the number of people applying for one post. So, how is the market?

TheFatberg Sat 13-Jul-19 22:03:42 very recent thread on this.

Pipandmum Sat 13-Jul-19 22:05:35

I think you’ll need a Phd to get anywhere in a psychogy career.

Pipandmum Sat 13-Jul-19 22:06:16

Or even a psychology career!

gearandloathing Sun 14-Jul-19 00:03:54

I went the other way, psychology to HR. Far more jobs in HR!

daisychain01 Sun 14-Jul-19 05:29:27

Psychology courses can only ever give you the broadest of aspects about human behaviour. When you think that Social, Behavioural, Cognitive and Biological are all massive branches of psychological research, you realise how superficial a course will be that covers "Pychology" they just scratch the surface of each area, albeit it does then give you insights which you could specialise in.

You'd need 5-7 years to have completed the study and practical experience to make a reasonable living, depending on how you decide to use the knowledge.

£9K sounds high for a part time course. You're probably only getting 4-6 contact hours a week for that! Have you tried the OU?

user1486915549 Sun 14-Jul-19 13:10:17

Having an MSc in psychology won’t qualify you as a psychologist.
What area are you hoping to work in ?

changeapart Sun 14-Jul-19 15:25:08

Thanks for all the replies. Now i think its not such a gr8 idea to study it! I definitely cant spend years and lots of pounds to study. GEARANDLOATHING what do u think HR market is for someone like me who has studied hr 5 years ago but never gone to that stream. Would it be hard to find jobs in hr for me? Do i need any knowledge upgrade to enter that market?

HermioneWeasley Sun 14-Jul-19 15:28:30

Experience is far more valuable than qualifications in HR. You’ll. we’d to join a graduate scheme, or join in a junior role and get experience.

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