Is psychology a good degree Watch

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(Original post by johntee2)
It is certainly better respected than English and History, as it is a STEM subject. Bear in mind at degree level it is extremely rigorous; there is a lot of neuroscience, a lot of statistics and a large workload (if you do a BPS clinically accredited course at a good university). Post graduate places for clinical are highly competitive, but if you enjoy the subject matter go for it! The brain is a fascinating thing! I do neuroscience so I am of course slightly biased. There are easier sciences (like biology) but if you're willing to put the work in, psychology can really open up careers for you in the clinical/medical/forensic field! I sometimes wish I'd done it instead of neuroscience, although I'm glad not to have the sheer amount of coursework and labs they do haha.
English and History are just as well respected as a psychology degree, considering that they are far more traditional and known to attract studious and intelligent people, especially at the top universities.
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I have three degrees in psychology but have struggled to get work. To give things some perspective, in the time I studied psychology I could have had degrees in physiotherapy, occupational therapy and a fast track social work degree (three career choices). It's only my opinion but I feel that any of these degrees would have provided more career opportunities.
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I have three degrees in psychology but have struggled to get work. To give things some perspective, in the time I studied psychology I could have had degrees in physiotherapy, occupational therapy and a fast track social work degree (three career choices). It's only my opinion but I feel that any of these degrees would have provided more career opportunities.
Does that mean you have a PHD or Masters?

May I ask what you have been doing/were you in non grad roles despite your degrees in psychology?
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If your Psychology is BPS accredited then of course it’s well respected.

Personally, it’s all relative.

Do you enjoy the subject?
Do you need the subject for your career?
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I have a PhD in psychology. I have had to move around for work but it's difficult making a life when working on contracts. I need to be at home now for reasons I can't go into. Over the years, I have applied for many, many jobs but my impression is I'm deemed overqualified by many and I struggle to get work in Universities.

If I had my time over again I would study a different subject and read psychology as a hobby.

Having a PhD in psychology entitles an individual to Chartered Membership of the BPS.

However, the regulator of psychology is the HCPC and I think they manage the register of approved education and training programmes . See
http://www.hcpc-uk.org/education/programmes/register/

I enjoyed my MSc. I planned to have a career in psychology but, in my opinion, there are limited opportunities.

In my opinion, is studying psychology a good investment in terms of time and money? No.
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I have a PhD in psychology. I have had to move around for work but it's difficult making a life when working on contracts. I need to be at home now for reasons I can't go into. Over the years, I have applied for many, many jobs but my impression is I'm deemed overqualified by many and I struggle to get work in Universities.

If I had my time over again I would study a different subject and read psychology as a hobby.

Having a PhD in psychology entitles an individual to Chartered Membership of the BPS.

However, the regulator of psychology is the HCPC and I think they manage the register of approved education and training programmes . See
http://www.hcpc-uk.org/education/programmes/register/

I enjoyed my MSc. I planned to have a career in psychology but, in my opinion, there are limited opportunities.

In my opinion, is studying psychology a good investment in terms of time and money? No.
I am in second year psychology definitely not considering post graduate and I am unlikely to get above a 2.2. I will probably end up in a retail position or something.

Do you find that non graduate employers look unfavourably on your level of education?

Any advice would be appreciated as I hate the course.
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