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    Queen Mary university
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    Goldsmiths
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    15.38%

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    OK, I have one more choice to make in my UCAS application and I have to choose between Queen Mary or Goldsmiths but I don't know which one to choose!

    What do you think?
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    Personally, I'd pick Queen Mary if I was choosing pyschology I think Queen Mary's is more academic than Goldsmith, Goldsmith's is better for art and creative subjects but that's just my opinion
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    (Original post by nerd123)
    Personally, I'd pick Queen Mary if I was choosing pyschology I think Queen Mary's is more academic than Goldsmith, Goldsmith's is better for art and creative subjects but that's just my opinion
    Yeah I thought so too when I saw their website, but when I looked at their psychology program it seemed some of the modules were very academic and over lapped with Queen Mary's modules. The only major difference is that they're more focused on the music side.

    Thanks for you're reply
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    Queen Mary definitely! I think they ask for higher grades but I know a bunch of people who have studied there, both for Psychology and other degrees and it's a great university. It also has a better reputation so if you've got the grades, go for QMUL definitely
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    (Original post by Twib110)
    Queen Mary definitely! I think they ask for higher grades but I know a bunch of people who have studied there, both for Psychology and other degrees and it's a great university. It also has a better reputation so if you've got the grades, go for QMUL definitely
    The entry requirements are the same but if it has better reputation then QMUL it is then, thanks
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    Neither are particularly known for their Psych departments. Where else are you applying?
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    Neither are particularly known for their Psych departments. Where else are you applying?
    Leicester
    Southampton (not sure about this one)
    Birmingham
    Plymouth

    What do you think? Do you recommend any other unis?
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    (Original post by The Cornerstone)
    Leicester
    Southampton (not sure about this one)
    Birmingham
    Plymouth

    What do you think? Do you recommend any other unis?
    What grades are you hoping for?
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    What grades are you hoping for?
    AAB (hopefully), but I didn't get good grades at GCSE and I only have a C at maths
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    (Original post by The Cornerstone)
    AAB (hopefully), but I didn't get good grades at GCSE and I only have a C at maths
    With AAB, I would be considering universities like York, Bristol, Notts (although they might want B GCSE Maths), Rhul, Kent.

    Other than Birmingham, I think you're undershooting your applications slightly.
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    Go for Sheffield! I know they're AAB, but I dont think that they ask for anything higher than a C at GCSE level for maths/science.
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    With AAB, I would be considering universities like York, Bristol, Notts (although they might want B GCSE Maths), Rhul, Kent.

    Other than Birmingham, I think you're undershooting your applications slightly.
    I was also thinking of Kent but they all require a B in maths so I have no other choice
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    (Original post by KG*)
    Go for Sheffield! I know they're AAB, but I dont think that they ask for anything higher than a C at GCSE level for maths/science.
    I'm not sure, I already have enough universities with AAB, I looked at their prospectus and I'm not really sure. I know you don't do psychology but do you know anything about their psychology course?
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    I would say QM purely because I found Goldsmiths utterly dreadful. Worst three months of my life, glad I left.
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    I had a quick look at the poll and it seems that I'm the only one who voted for Goldsmiths lol.

    Goldsmiths' Psychology department is pretty good and is more established than Queen Mary's very new department, so it's difficult to measure how good they are for Psychology. You should look at the unistats website to find out whether the statistics (if there are any) go in their favour.

    However, Goldsmiths is located in a rubbish area (New Cross). Mile End and Whitechapel (Queen Mary) are fine in my opinion; there's a good community over there.
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    (Original post by The Cornerstone)
    I'm not sure, I already have enough universities with AAB, I looked at their prospectus and I'm not really sure. I know you don't do psychology but do you know anything about their psychology course?
    30% of my modules are psychology, so although im not doing it - i suppose i can sort of get a feel for it. From what ive seen so far there's a lot of room to pick and choose modules to suit your interests and areas of expertise - although I cant really say too much as i only start lectures tomorrow!
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    Anyone applying for queen Mary to do psychology 2016?
 
 
 
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