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    I want to study psychology next year but, apart from psychology, all my A Levels are humanity subjects. I have already taken my AS levels and am currently in year 13, hoping to take a gap year and reapply.
    Majority of universities state that although having a maths / science is highly advantageous, it's not essential. But would I be at a disadvantage? I also got a B in maths at GCSE, will that hinder my application?
    I am aiming to apply to universities such as UCL.
    Thanks for all help!



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    I didn't take my Biology AS-level to A-level and still got five offers; you do not need a science A-level unless the course specifies it as a requirement, your humanities subjects should be fine providing you get the grades.
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    (Original post by SpicyStrawberry)
    I didn't take my Biology AS-level to A-level and still got five offers; you do not need a science A-level unless the course specifies it as a requirement, your humanities subjects should be fine providing you get the grades.
    Ah that's a relief, thank you
    If you don't mind me asking, which universities did you apply to?


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    Not a problem at all. I take Psychology, History and English Lit at A2, took Philosophy and Ethics at AS.
    Have 5 offers - Royal Holloway, Nottingham, Birmingham, Warwick and Bristol
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    I know plenty of people who did not do maths/science subjects and are doing psychology. Maths only really helps if you do a statistics module and physics/chemistry aren't that helpful for psychology!
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    I have a friend who took 3 humanities (including psychology) and got offers from Cambridge and Bath. Your maths GCSE might hinder you, but only for really competitive courses - normally they don't actually require anything above a B. Really don't worry about it - at the start of the university course there will be modules on statistics and the biological components required that are explored in A level maths and biology so that no one really has a massive advantage.
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    A girl I know from school and sixth form studied psychology at A Level. She I think she got a good grade in it and she's studying Psychology as a degree. She's in her second year now. She didn't study sciences and maths at A Level.
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    Only science I did was psychology and I also got a B in GCSE maths. Offers from both Durham & UCL for psychology.
 
 
 
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