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    I'm about to pick my subjects for Higher, and I really want to study Psychology at Glasgow University over 4 years, and then do the 3 years Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, it's my little 7 year plan haha!

    I think I'm going to pick English, Maths (2 year higher), Modern Studies, Sociology and Business Management. The prospectus on Glasgow University's website only specifies saying English and a Humanities subject, so does it matter that i'm not taking a science? And will I be able to get a conditional with my 4 highers at the end of 5th year and finishing the maths higher in 6th year whilst also doing a psychology higher and maybe an advanced higher in English?
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    (Original post by allanah97)
    I think I'm going to pick English, Maths (2 year higher), Modern Studies, Sociology and Business Management. The prospectus on Glasgow University's website only specifies saying English and a Humanities subject, so does it matter that i'm not taking a science? And will I be able to get a conditional with my 4 highers at the end of 5th year and finishing the maths higher in 6th year whilst also doing a psychology higher and maybe an advanced higher in English?
    Hi allanah! I'm afraid I'm not an expert on this, so you'll have to take what I say with a pinch of salt.

    Generally with Psychology there are two routes you can go with it in undergraduate level: there's the Arts and Science route (meaning you can apply for a BA/MA or BSc respectively for psychology). They'll differ a little - you'll definitely want to look into the difference between them.

    If you're applying to the MA at Glasgow, then your subjects are fine. However, if you wish to apply for the BSc; you'll need 2 sciences (this includes maths - so you could study biology and maths, for example). It'd also be worth looking into the conditions of other universities, too. Never know where might take your fancy in a couple of years.

    You'll be applying for University in your 6th year, so will already have the results of your S5 exams. If these are AAAA in the 4 subjects you're sitting exams for, you'll get an unconditional! If not, don't worry, you'll just need at least an AAAB (or AABB-ABBB if you're very lucky!) to get a conditional (or unconditional, again if you're lucky) based on the subjects you study in S6. It's all stated on the University's webpage!

    As well, we have a Psychology and University of Glasgow forum that you may want to check out.
 
 
 
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