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"I had been living in Canada for five years prior to moving to Nottingham. I chose to move to the UK because there was a greater choice of Psychology courses and because it is closer to my family who live in Lebanon. I chose NTU because I heard that Nottingham was a nice city to live in and more importantly because of the MSc Psychology conversion course. I also came across a lot of positive feedback about NTU and my particular course on forums such as The Student Room.
"After completing my undergraduate degree, I spent two years working in a variety of jobs. I worked in a nursery school during the day and as a support worker in the evenings. It was through this experience that I realised that I wanted to pursue postgraduate study in Psychology.
"A lot of my friends had attended university in the UK, so I was quite familiar with what to expect. I was excited to move somewhere new and begin a course that would be an important step in the career that I wanted to achieve.
"I chose the MSc Psychology at NTU because my undergraduate degree was not in Psychology. This course provides the opportunity to convert my degree and gain the credits required for The Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychology Society in just one year.
"I have found the course extremely interesting. The Research Methods module has been particularly useful, as I have had the opportunity to carry out both qualitative and quantitative research and analysis. We received detailed feedback on all our assignments, which is very important because the skills acquired in this module will be highly applicable throughout my career.
"The classes at NTU are much smaller than what I am used to. This is great because it makes for a more comfortable learning environment. The lecturers are approachable and available to attend to any questions and concerns. Moreover, not only do they help with our modules, the lecturers are also very helpful with careers advice.
"The MSc Psychology conversion course is challenging and demanding, but it is definitely interesting and well worth it! Since being on this course I have learned a lot about what specifically interests me in Psychology. Through this my career plans are now definitely geared towards clinical psychology."