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    Hi.
    I have a question concerning my choices. I am applying for psychology in St Andrews and Edinburgh, but I am stuck with what courses to choose. Here's the prob:

    In Edin and St An there are two undergraduate psychology courses available. One of them is "Psychology MA" and the other is "Psychology BSc". Where is the difference? And even more important: Can I apply for both (MA and BSc in Edinburgh + MA and Bsc in St. Andrews). In UCAS it works, but does it improve any chances? Do the same professors read the applications and feel fooled when they reread my Personal Statement etc.?

    I hope somebody has some info on that.
    Many thanks
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    a BSc means that it is a science based subject. So the modules in your course will probably be focused more on biology and cognition, but not always. It usually means that the other subjects you take (maybe one, maybe two) must be science subjects. a BA is an arts based course, so that usually means your extra subjects will be in the humanities, and your course itself may focus less on science.
    Well, It definitely improves your chances of getting into the Uni since you're applying twice,but they don't influence each other directly. As far as I'm concerned they're run by different people.
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    (Original post by mclorenz)
    Hi.
    I have a question concerning my choices. I am applying for psychology in St Andrews and Edinburgh, but I am stuck with what courses to choose. Here's the prob:

    In Edin and St An there are two undergraduate psychology courses available. One of them is "Psychology MA" and the other is "Psychology BSc". Where is the difference? And even more important: Can I apply for both (MA and BSc in Edinburgh + MA and Bsc in St. Andrews). In UCAS it works, but does it improve any chances? Do the same professors read the applications and feel fooled when they reread my Personal Statement etc.?

    I hope somebody has some info on that.
    Many thanks
    BSc is a science based course, so it will have more emphasis on statistics, the brain and biology.
    The MA is the same as a BA in England. This is focused more on the theory side of psychology.
    The BSc route is normally BPS accredited (look this up), you will need your degree to be accredited if you want to be a Psychologist or anything to do with medical/science side of psychology.
 
 
 
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