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I'm really interested in becoming a clinical psychologist, and I know that it requires a good degree and a lot of work experience to get onto the doctorate. Would I be at an advantage if I was to apply for a specific clinical psychology course, or is it regarded as the same as a normal course? I've found two universities that I like, but one is more specific than the other! I know that you essentially go to university for the course, but I'm stuck between the two! Thanks xxx
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Hi! If I were you, I'd go for a straight psychology course. I say this because it may be seen as more rigorous (rightly or wrongly ) but also it doesn't restrict you as much.

So for example if you wanted to do forensic psychology instead after exploring it at uni it'll be easier to do so with a straight course.

Also in regard to work experience a straight psychology course may open up more avenues as again it will be perceived as less restrictive! If the clinical course has lower grade requirements, I'd put it as an insurance.

Sorry if I've been unhelpful lol!

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The clinical psychology course is actually higher than the straight one which is my problem! Thank you, I think i'm going to maybe go for the straight course
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(Original post by clare54)
The clinical psychology course is actually higher than the straight one which is my problem! Thank you, I think i'm going to maybe go for the straight course
Clinical psychology degrees tend to be identical to regular psychology degrees in the first two years when you do your basics, only the last year changes when you can do more clinical psychology modules. I don't think it would be better to have either degree when applying for clinical psychology... but for other jobs psychology might be a better degree just for the name.
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Thank you!
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