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    (Original post by doctordee)
    So if you do a masters in nursing you can go into nursing even with just a undergraduate degree of Psychology.
    Yes, as the above poster said you can go on to do a pre-reg masters i thought it could be quite interesting to go into mental health nursing with a background in psychology
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    Forensic psychology although it'll be very difficult to get a job so I may have to find an alternative.
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    How on earth would I try and get a job in the courts working as a psychologist, I think it's so interesting and tell need to get some experience or something lol

    Thanks


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    This all seems so daunting, I know a few people who have graduated from a psychology degree and still have no jobs nothing. It's really putting me off things


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    Hi

    I am an aspiring clinical psychologist! I start my BSc Psychology course in September. However, after this (I have tried looking online but that hasn't been much help) Would I need to do a masters and then work as a assistant psychologist and then apply for a doctorate? or do you not have to do a masters? and also do you HAVE to work as an assistant psychologist before applying for a doctorate?

    Sorry for all the questions and thanks in advance
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    You don't have to do a masters or work as an assistant psych but you do need good relevant work experience to get accepted
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    Im doing counselling psychology, degree level, i also think id like to go into clinical psychology but i was unaware of the options you have after a degree.. soo hink il see how it goes and grab any opportunities that come along the way ... Onw thing i have been tjinking of is doing management after and using my psychology along with it to get to manager level. just some thoughts

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    Just graduated from a psychology degree. Most are pretty unsure of what they want to do in life.

    I would say about 15% are looking to go into medicine.
    About 10-20% want to go into teaching, either primary or secondary school.
    Quite a few are doing research masters or PhDs.
    Quite a few are doing masters or placements in order to go down the clinical psychology route or mental health nursing stuff.
    Couple of people are going into law.

    But loads of people have no idea what they want to do and are biding time and relaxing for a bit. I wouldn't worry what you want to do just yet. I only decided I wanted to go into medicine at Christmas time in my final year!

    Good luck with it all!
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    Hi all, I am hoping to get onto a psychology degree through clearing!

    I originally applied for children's nursing and received an offer but after a lot of stressful evenings at the computer I realised it wasn't exactly what I wanted!

    I still want to work with children and their families but with more focus on mind and behaviour!

    If I get an offer I am hoping to either do a Msc mental health nursing or a Msc Health Psychology!

    Fingers crossed

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    (Original post by twinmummy10)
    Hi all, I am hoping to get onto a psychology degree through clearing!

    I originally applied for children's nursing and received an offer but after a lot of stressful evenings at the computer I realised it wasn't exactly what I wanted!

    I still want to work with children and their families but with more focus on mind and behaviour!

    If I get an offer I am hoping to either do a Msc mental health nursing or a Msc Health Psychology!

    Fingers crossed



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    I got onto to my applied psychology degree via clearing so good luck!


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    I'm starting psychology at Manchester in September I really don't know what I want to do with it but I just love the subject. I'm hoping I will realise what I want to do throughout the course- or is that a silly idea?
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    (Original post by memifer)
    Another aspiring Clinical Psychologist here.

    I've just completed my undergraduate degree, and whilst I was studying I worked as both a health records clerk in a mental health hospital, and a therapy assistant in neurology, both jobs have equipped me with the skills I will need for my new job as an Assistant Psychologist working in pain management. In this role (which I start in a few weeks, working my notice right now) I will be working alongside the neuropsychology department so I'm quite excited to get started (I loved my optional cognitive neuroscience module in my final year). Once I finish in this post I plan to get another assistant post working with a completely different client group (children, older adults or forensic ideally, just depends on what jobs are available), then apply for the clinical doctorate.

    Once I qualify I would love to specialise in working with either adults who have been labelled as having a personality disorder, or children who are displaying signs of emerging personality disorders, as I realised I wanted to work towards becoming a psychologist whilst I was working in a personality disorder service, so I would have come full circle if that is where I ended up specialising.



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    Wow, impressive! Good luck for the future!
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    To apply for a PhD have people generally done a masters first then applied for funding for PhD? Or is it worth trying to apply for funding for both at the same time straight after leaving? I'm doing a mixed degree so ive only done one full year of psychology (im starting third year now) so it seems quite harsh to think of a research proposal in much detail now...
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    Ahh the days I used to dream about becoming a clinical psychologist. Not as easy as it seems.
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    (Original post by iammichealjackson)
    To apply for a PhD have people generally done a masters first then applied for funding for PhD? Or is it worth trying to apply for funding for both at the same time straight after leaving? I'm doing a mixed degree so ive only done one full year of psychology (im starting third year now) so it seems quite harsh to think of a research proposal in much detail now...
    There's no harm in trying to apply straight after your undergrad degree, but don't get your hopes up. It's extremely difficult, you need an exceptional research proposal and usually a fair bit of research experience under your belt before you're even going to be considered.

    I know people who had all of the above, graduated with firsts and still got knocked back.

    Personally, I just graduated from my undergrad degree in July, and I'm starting a psychology Masters of research (MRes) course in September, which will hopefully stand me in good stead for getting onto a funded PhD place :yep:
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    (Original post by Sakura-Chan)
    There's no harm in trying to apply straight after your undergrad degree, but don't get your hopes up. It's extremely difficult, you need an exceptional research proposal and usually a fair bit of research experience under your belt before you're even going to be considered.

    I know people who had all of the above, graduated with firsts and still got knocked back.

    Personally, I just graduated from my undergrad degree in July, and I'm starting a psychology Masters of research (MRes) course in September, which will hopefully stand me in good stead for getting onto a funded PhD place :yep:
    Where are you doing it? Also, do i need to do a masters in research specifically or would a masters where you get 2 terms taught theory then a dissertation be fine?

    Also, is there a student loans equivalent for masters?
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    (Original post by iammichealjackson)
    Where are you doing it? Also, do i need to do a masters in research specifically or would a masters where you get 2 terms taught theory then a dissertation be fine?

    Also, is there a student loans equivalent for masters?
    Northumbria. I did my undergrad there, the psychology department is really good, and it won out over everywhere else I got offers from in the end because I qualified for 25% discount on my course fees.

    I'm not 100% sure, to be honest. I would imagine a taught masters would be fine, but I was advised to do an MRes over an MSc if a PhD was something I wanted to do.

    And nope. There are career development loans that you can apply for, but unlike student finance, you start paying them back one month after you've completed your masters.
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    (Original post by Sakura-Chan)
    Northumbria. I did my undergrad there, the psychology department is really good, and it won out over everywhere else I got offers from in the end because I qualified for 25% discount on my course fees.

    I'm not 100% sure, to be honest. I would imagine a taught masters would be fine, but I was advised to do an MRes over an MSc if a PhD was something I wanted to do.

    And nope. There are career development loans that you can apply for, but unlike student finance, you start paying them back one month after you've completed your masters.
    My family are urging me to go to Northumbria because of the discount haha! It did look really nice though and with out finances, it's either stay at home or go to Northumbria or a couple of others with financial incentive!
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    How does being a research assistant compare to doing a masters (to progress to do a PhD)? Obviously you get paid, although its probably harder to find and get in...
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    (Original post by lauraaaaa)
    My family are urging me to go to Northumbria because of the discount haha! It did look really nice though and with out finances, it's either stay at home or go to Northumbria or a couple of others with financial incentive!
    Is that for undergrad or postgrad? I really enjoyed my time there, and there are some absolutely fantastic lecturers and facilities
 
 
 
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