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Is there anything thats less challenging, than psychopathology and clinical psychology?
In terms of jobs? Yeah, there must be.
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In terms of jobs? Yeah, there must be.
any ideas, because i'm still on and off if whether i should go into that route in the first place.

Any advise would be helpful thanks
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What jobs do you expect to get out of psychology?
I've always wanted to become a clinical psychologist, then specialise in paediatrics.
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Honestly, being a Psychology applicant myself, it'd be better to ask someone who knows more about it. But here are a few websites that have helped me:
http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/details...lt.aspx?Id=446
http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1200984
Hope this helps a bit.
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I've always wanted to become a clinical psychologist, then specialise in paediatrics.
Thats what the other girl wrote as well!

But thats aiming too high for me.

don't you need biology for clinical psychologist?
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(Original post by Mmrawrr)
Honestly, being a Psychology applicant myself, it'd be better to ask someone who knows more about it. But here are a few websites that have helped me:
http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/details...lt.aspx?Id=446
http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1200984
Hope this helps a bit.
Cheers.
Btw can you just outline whats clinical psychology and what subjects it requires.
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(Original post by DontJudge)
Cheers.
Btw can you just outline whats clinical psychology and what subjects it requires.
As far as I know (I haven't look too much into it), you first need a BSc in Psychology - 2.1 or first (most preferably a first). While doing that, you also have to get a lot of work experience. Then you apply for Masters or a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology? I'm not sure about that last bit. But it's something along those lines. It's extremely competitive I hear.
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(Original post by Mmrawrr)
As far as I know (I haven't look too much into it), you first need a BSc in Psychology - 2.1 or first (most preferably a first). While doing that, you also have to get a lot of work experience. Then you apply for Masters or a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology? I'm not sure about that last bit. But it's something along those lines. It's extremely competitive I hear.
oh,, so then i'm assuming my uni won't do it.
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oh,, so then i'm assuming my uni won't do it.
You apply again to universities through UCAS for Masters, so you can apply to universities who do do it. Also, even if your current university did, you're not guaranteed a place.
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oh cool What were your AS grades and what are you predicted? also, has your application been sent off yet?x
Yeah i sent it on the 13/10

My AS's are; AABBBC (god knows why i did 6)

Predicted grades; AAAB (My sixth form refuses to give A* predictions other than to oxbridge applicants, which is a 'tad stupid)

How about you?
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I just wanted to go somewhere new for university, a chance to explore a new city. I've spent 18 years in Oxford and although I love the city a ridiculous amount, i need to get out now =P. I also liked the combination with politics and sociology offered at cambridge... although its unlikely i'll get in, but I thought i may as well have shot XD
:yes: I see. That makes sense. Best of luck!
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Is there actually much difference between courses with 'experimental' at the start? I always thought that it was just to make the course sound better...
I'm at Cardiff reading Psych at the moment and it is amazing. I turned down Oxford because of the experimental difference. If you speak to the right people, there does seem to be a difference between the normal plain 'Psychology' degree to experimental. But whatever happens, the minimum in terms of how much statistics you've got to do is the same everywhere to ensure that it is BPS accredited.
If you do not want to go on to work in Psychology, I suspect it makes little difference, and if you want to be stuck in a research lab for the rest of your life then experimental is the way to go. However, if you have two people wanting to do a clinical post-grad., both with 2:1s, the one who did not do experimental will look 'better' on paper. Ultimately, your grade is most important, but if you want to do something like clinical that is so competitive, it is worth considering the difference.
Another thing you could look into is whether the Uni's you like do a placement year, which is probably the best thing you can do in terms of employment after your degree.

Sorry for the essay, but hope this helps.
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I'm at Cardiff reading Psych at the moment and it is amazing. I turned down Oxford because of the experimental difference.
But why? As you said, you still get BPS accreditation right?
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Yeah i got one but like said before i know they send them off at different points and my app went in on september 26th. I am international too though so you should get one soon just wondered what other people were putting. It's like a less detailed, nice, Cambridge SAQ haha
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Yep, both St John's are very pretty What made you choose Cambridge PPS over Oxford psych?
I know your not talking to me but i'm half-wishing i chose experimental psych instead of PPS.
I think i would be doing better in statistics and neuroscience rather than sociology and education. At the end of it though i'll probably be happier that i've got a broader range of perspectives now... plus cambridge is just a better city XD
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Yeah i sent it on the 13/10

My AS's are; AABBBC (god knows why i did 6)

Predicted grades; AAAB (My sixth form refuses to give A* predictions other than to oxbridge applicants, which is a 'tad stupid)

How about you?
that's really annoying!!
I got ABBB (+ a C in general studies..)
I'm retaking 2 exams and am predicted: AABBb

I gave my application in SO long ago but my school is taking so so so so long. it's very annoying!

I'm also applying to the Clinical psych course at Exeter
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(Original post by pixie.jess)
I'm at Cardiff reading Psych at the moment and it is amazing. I turned down Oxford because of the experimental difference. If you speak to the right people, there does seem to be a difference between the normal plain 'Psychology' degree to experimental. But whatever happens, the minimum in terms of how much statistics you've got to do is the same everywhere to ensure that it is BPS accredited.
If you do not want to go on to work in Psychology, I suspect it makes little difference, and if you want to be stuck in a research lab for the rest of your life then experimental is the way to go. However, if you have two people wanting to do a clinical post-grad., both with 2:1s, the one who did not do experimental will look 'better' on paper. Ultimately, your grade is most important, but if you want to do something like clinical that is so competitive, it is worth considering the difference.
Another thing you could look into is whether the Uni's you like do a placement year, which is probably the best thing you can do in terms of employment after your degree.

Sorry for the essay, but hope this helps.

have u actually turned down oxford and went for cardiff? why not any other uni close to oxford ?
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Unfortunately that's not true. Check out unistats for example, you can see where the psych graduates from x uni end up. It's not pretty compared to most subjects, even when at a russell group uni for instance.

http://www.thecompleteuniversityguid...raduates-earn/

also, look at this^^
Where is your evidence?

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Yeah of course. You have to remember though, often postgrad is hard to get onto, as there are so many else who want to do it-and is there a job at the end of it?
I saw the unis you applied to, and they're all pretty good-I was going to go to a similar level uni. However, I definitely didn't have the drive you seem to have...I couldn't cope with the idea of not wanting to do postgrad then failing to get a job. I think I saw you post about getting onto the msci at b'ham? That would be an good opportunity imo.

I'm just saying if you ever do have second thoughts about psy, don't worry. You can change course at unis quite easily (in mine and many other's experience).
Let me guess, you're now doing medicine
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Where is your evidence?


Let me guess, you're now doing medicine
1. unistats. i had offers from several RG unis for psy and was shocked when I checked out that the highest form of employment for grads was 'retail sales cashier'.

2. no, i'm not.
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2. no, i'm not.
Should do. It's the way forward.
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