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    I've been looking up places to apply to for university next year, but on the courses i want to apply to at many universitys one of the minimum requirements is a science subject, or a science based subject and is no more descriptive than that. Next year I will be taking A-Level Computing and Psychology (along with Chemistry, but universitys specifically ask for this) and i wondered if anybody knew if they qualify as Science subjects (because after all i am in the Sciences faculty at sixth form) If anybody could help it would be appreciated

    PS I have allready e-mailed uni's and few have replied 2 weeks later so im still pretty much in the dark. Thanks.
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    Usually when universities say a science subject they mean one of:

    Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths or Further Maths

    Hope that helps
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    Damn, still though, I could allways live in hope waiting for relplies to those emails, lol.
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    Some universities specify what they class as a science subject - I know that some include ICT, Psychology, Human Biology and Geography, whereas others prefer the traditional four: Physics, Maths, Chemistry and Maths. And then there are those (sensible) universities that don't class Further Maths as a science subject, as they don't differentiate it from Maths, and thus is not treated as another subject at all.
    However, as a humanities man, I can't be wholly trusted on my opinon and there is a high probability that I'm false, but I am 'Careers and University Prefect' at school (thank you Grammar school and their pretence)
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    It's probably going to be: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths.

    What are your A2 subjects though? Sometimes they class other things as sciences.. it's wierd.
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    Depends on the uni but usually Psychology and Geography are also classed as sciences along with some others
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    Geography is usually classed as a science as are maths and psychology What course are you applying for?
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    I'd personally say computing and psychology were sciences, but they may only accept biology, maths or physics as well as chemistry.
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    It's probably going to be: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths.

    What are your A2 subjects though? Sometimes they class other things as sciences.. it's wierd
    Next year my A2 Subjects will be (as far as i know) Chemistry, Computing, Psychology and General Studies.

    Geography is usually classed as a science as are maths and psychology What course are you applying for?
    I will be applying for a Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry course (in some form)
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    (Original post by Diachrom)
    Some universities specify what they class as a science subject - I know that some include ICT, Psychology, Human Biology and Geography, whereas others prefer the traditional four: Physics, Maths, Chemistry and Maths. And then there are those (sensible) universities that don't class Further Maths as a science subject, as they don't differentiate it from Maths, and thus is not treated as another subject at all.
    However, as a humanities man, I can't be wholly trusted on my opinon and there is a high probability that I'm false, but I am 'Careers and University Prefect' at school (thank you Grammar school and their pretence)
    Disagree. No further arguments needed.
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    there's always one
    *rolls eyes sarcastically before entering a disturbing moment of deep contemplation*
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    how can maths be considered a science? maths is maths.

    I do geology and apparently thats considered a science, allthough its half humanity, half science.

    I get the impression that when they say a science based subject they just meant any subject that isn't a language or one of the "new" a-levels.
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    Science according to the dictionary is "The observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena. "
    If you can describe maths as the observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena which I believe you can then you have yourself a science.

    In the dictionary Maths is "a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape " and arrangement [syn: mathematics, math]



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    By the way, i FINALY got a few emails back from the emails i sent a few weeks ago, turns out that Bath, edinburgh and possibly york (they wouldnt give a deffinate answer, but they did say that offers are considered on there own merit, not that I deffinatly wouldnt be accepted without Biology, Physics or maths, so it looks hopefull) would accept other things than Biology, Physics or maths as a maths or science subject, Ill let everyone know if any more replies.
 
 
 

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