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    I'm doing Psychology, RS, English Lit and History - does it matter that I haven't done Biology? I wanted to do History at Uni, but I'm finding AS History and really struggle and I just don't think I'm going to do well. What A Levels did you/are you taking? What grades did you get?
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    (Original post by Emrys141)
    I'm doing Psychology, RS, English Lit and History - does it matter that I haven't done Biology? I wanted to do History at Uni, but I'm finding AS History and really struggle and I just don't think I'm going to do well. What A Levels did you/are you taking? What grades did you get?
    I'm in my A2 year, having done exactly the same ASs as you. I did Philosophy & Ethics though, not RS. Not sure if that's the same thing?

    It doesn't matter that you're not doing Biology except if you want to apply for Psych + Cognitive Neuroscience at Manchester. I have offers from 5 unis and I didn't do biology. I got an A for History, English Lit and P&E last year, missed an A by 4 UMS for Psychology Taking History, E.Lit and Psych this year, on track for A*AA.
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    (Original post by Sannn)
    I'm in my A2 year, having done exactly the same ASs as you. I did Philosophy & Ethics though, not RS. Not sure if that's the same thing?

    It doesn't matter that you're not doing Biology except if you want to apply for Psych + Cognitive Neuroscience at Manchester. I have offers from 5 unis and I didn't do biology. I got an A for History, English Lit and P&E last year, missed an A by 4 UMS for Psychology Taking History, E.Lit and Psych this year, on track for A*AA.
    Such amazing grades! What is the A* likely to be in? Also, do you know what you want to do with your psychology degree?
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    Some unis give lower offers to people who do science subjects, but other than that most unis say a science is not required but preferable. Grades are more important than subjects , good luck.
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    2nd year Psych: Bio, Chem and Psych at A-levels, eng lit at AS.
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    (Original post by Emrys141)
    Such amazing grades! What is the A* likely to be in? Also, do you know what you want to do with your psychology degree?
    Aha, thank you The A* will probably be in English Lit.
    I'm going to undertake a Master's degree after my undergrad and hope to get onto the clinical doctorate course, with the end goal of being a clinical psychologist. Long route, though!
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    (Original post by Sannn)
    Aha, thank you The A* will probably be in English Lit.
    I'm going to undertake a Master's degree after my undergrad and hope to get onto the clinical doctorate course, with the end goal of being a clinical psychologist. Long route, though!
    I was also thinking about the clinical psychology route, but I'm going to have to do some reading on it because I'm not that sure what it involves. How long does it take on average, if you know?
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    (Original post by Emrys141)
    I was also thinking about the clinical psychology route, but I'm going to have to do some reading on it because I'm not that sure what it involves. How long does it take on average, if you know?
    3 years undergrad, 1 year for your Masters. 4 in total so far. Then 3 for the clinical doctorate course. If you're thinking of further specialising into neuropsychology it's another year.

    7 = clinical psych
    8 = neuropsych
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    English, Art, Psychology, Biology
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    im doing psychology at uni best course ever, and it provides you with so many skills... so you can do anything in the future! i did maths french and psychology at a level x
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    (Original post by Bjcross)
    im doing psychology at uni best course ever, and it provides you with so many skills... so you can do anything in the future! i did maths french and psychology at a level x
    That's fantastic! Did you get into the uni you wanted? Do you know what you want to do with your degree? Also, what do you like best about it? Sorry for all the questions!
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    (Original post by Sannn)
    3 years undergrad, 1 year for your Masters. 4 in total so far. Then 3 for the clinical doctorate course. If you're thinking of further specialising into neuropsychology it's another year.

    7 = clinical psych
    8 = neuropsych
    I guess it'll be worth it all in the end
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    I'm in second year and did Psychology (A), Law (A) and History (B) at A-level. I did Biology and Maths at AS-level, but Biology is by no means a requirement, any subjects are usually fine unless specific courses request that applicants have a science A-level.
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    (Original post by Sannn)
    3 years undergrad, 1 year for your Masters. 4 in total so far. Then 3 for the clinical doctorate course. If you're thinking of further specialising into neuropsychology it's another year.

    7 = clinical psych
    8 = neuropsych
    You don't need to do a masters to get onto the clinical psych doctorate, but it could help your application. You're also likely to need at least 1 or 2 years experience as an assistant psychologist (or a related role) to make your application more competitive, although for many courses it's essential. Best of luck with your application

    One suggested route to becoming a Clinical Psychologist for people who are unsure about what they need:

    BPS accredited Psychology degree (2.1 or above; exceptions are sometimes made for graduates with a 2.2) - 3 years
    Clinical experience - 2+ years, but experience requirements vary depending on the training provider
    Clinical Psychology doctorate - 3 years

    Of course if you're not a graduate of psychology, you can always do a conversion course which usually lasts 1 year to give you the necessary grounding needed for applying for the doctorate later on.
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    (Original post by SpicyStrawberry)
    You don't need to do a masters to get onto the clinical psych doctorate, but it could help your application. You're also likely to need at least 1 or 2 years experience as an assistant psychologist (or a related role) to make your application more competitive, although for many courses it's essential. Best of luck with your application
    Oh, really? I thought you had to do a Masters. Hmmm. Probably will still do one regardless Thanks for your insight and well wishes
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    (Original post by Sannn)
    Oh, really? I thought you had to do a Masters. Hmmm. Probably will still do one regardless Thanks for your insight and well wishes
    If you get a 1st in your degree then you won't need to do a Masters, though that's not to say it would be pointless doing one. Even if you get a 2.1 it isn't essential. What's more important is the experience, as I'm sure you know.
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    (Original post by Jackal The)
    If you get a 1st in your degree then you won't need to do a Masters, though that's not to say it would be pointless doing one. Even if you get a 2.1 it isn't essential. What's more important is the experience, as I'm sure you know.
    Yeah, I've heard the experience is vital. 1 or 2 years, ideally
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    At A levels I did Psychology, Law, Media and Business Economics (it's one subject).
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    My A-Levels are Psychology, History and Film Studies. Firmed the University of Nottingham for this year. :-)

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    A-levels in Psychology,Communication & Culture,History & AS sociology, but still haven't decided on where to study psychology yet gah!
 
 
 
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