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Andrew Corrigan

Having noticed the connection between psychology and education while studying his BA Primary Education degree, Andrew Corrigan decided to deepen his understanding between the two subjects by progressing on to MSc Psychology.

I chose to apply for MSc Psychology as I am interested in human behaviour. When studying for my BA Primary Education degree, I noticed how integrated psychology and education are and I wanted the opportunity to study the cognitive, social, developmental, and biological aspects of psychology, and deepen my understanding between the two subjects.

I saw a masters programme as an opportunity to continue my development in the field of education. I was already aware of the great facilities and teaching available at Sunderland from my undergraduate degree, plus I was happy to take advantage of the loyalty scheme.

It's not only educational psychology that interests me but other aspects such as occupational, clinical and neuropsychology. The course is run as a conversion course so it fits in many different theories and perspectives. The best aspect of the course is the independence that the course gives you, but also the support that is available from staff.

University is what you make of it. Get involved, with either a club or in a role such as a student rep. Make the most of the lecturers and don’t be afraid to ask for advice or extra support if needed, the staff and students are friendly and approachable.

I would summarise my time at University as being fulfilling. I have developed in many aspects, including personally, academically and professionally. The University of Sunderland has played an important part of that."


Published 11 January 2019

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