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    Hi, i was wondering if anybody could help me? I'm looking at four year psychology courses with a placement year where you can get a masters degree at the end of the four years, does anyone know of any universities that does this?
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    Hi, i was wondering if anybody could help me? I'm looking at four year psychology courses with a placement year where you can get a masters degree at the end of the four years, does anyone know of any universities that does this?
    That's impossible as far as I'm aware. 3 years = undergraduate deree, 1 year = placement. Doing a placement doesn't automatically give you a masters. You would need to study for a further year for a masters, thus totally 5 years. No universities do a 5 year package like this, you would have to apply for a masters separately.

    I think Bath, Cardiff and Loughborough are the few unis that include a placement year. There may be more, I suggest you use ucas or Google.

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    YES I've applied for birmingham, which do a regular psych course, but they also do an Msci, which is a 4 year course, you do normal degree modules for the first 3 years and then in your placement year you can do either forensic, clinical or educational placements, and you also do masters level modules, and you come out with an Msci, which is a masters! it is very competitive though, there are only 5 places (although only 40 odd apply) and you have to have maths at A2 level.
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    Oo I eat my words. Things have changed since my days of studying!
    Not sure how one can do a placement and a masters at once, unless it's only a part time placement I guess.
    I did a year full time placement as an AP and walked out of uni into an Assistant Psychology Practitioner role.
    I'm the youngest in the team and working alongside people in the same role as me who have done masters and I can safely say my placement year set me up better clinically than their masters. I was having patient contact within the first week whereas others took months.

    I think it's worth weighing up the importance of academic skills vs practical experience. I personally would rather spend a year getting experience than studying.

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    Thank you so much! I'm going to try applying for Birmingham, other than there do you know of any other uni's that do a similar thing?


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    Thank you so much! I'm going to try applying for Birmingham, other than there do you know of any other uni's that do a similar thing?


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    There isn't really much point in applying for a four year masters degree now (like the birmgingham one), since there is less chance you well get in. Placement years are different though, where you don't get a masters. After doing your regular degree you can choose to apply for a masters then, and you will probably change your mind about what you want to do then too, so if you decide you like social psychology more or comparative psychology, you can apply somewhere which specialises in that.
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    I'm not coming from much experience I'm only applying myself this year, but I definitely think it's worth doing the masters, if you're going for clinical psychology as a career, you'll stand out a lot more for training programes with a masters and a placement year, as opposed to most people having either/or, and I've also applied for bath which has a placement year and Exeter also has one, other than that I haven't found many others (guessing you've applied now anyway)
 
 
 
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