Michele96
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I'm currently doing A-levels and i'm interested in taking psychology at a university but is there anyone who has taken the subject? I am taking 3 A levels (maths english physics) and im doing well in them but is that enough to be considered for a psychology course?
What is actually studied in the course, i know most universitys give an overview but i'd like the view of a university student if possible. thanks
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A lot of people don't do psychology at A-level before studying at degree, so don't let that put you off.

Its is generally very diverse! You can study child psychology, neuroscience , criminal psychology, cognitive and more. Stats and research methods underpins everything though.

I personally love the language learning modules and wish to study that at post graduate level.
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Psychology is a research based subject so that might already give you an idea of what to expect. Over the last three years I've studied child development, sleep, language, memory, statistics, cognitive neuroscience, fantasy neuroscience, and social psychology to name a few...but I'm also a clinical student, so alongside that I've had modules including things like personality disorders, approaches to treatment and therapy, and counselling. I've read thousands of journal articles, conducted a few of my own studies (usually in groups until my third year), and written a number of research reports. Psychology is essentially a subject that studies the mind, brain, and behaviour of humans, often using scientific methods - as o-glez mentioned, stats underpins everything, but I doubt you'll have a problem with that if you're doing well with your maths and physics A Levels!
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I enjoyed it, but I honestly think I would have struggled without the background I got at A Level. There are a lot of basics that you learn, so maybe have a read through an A Level text book to see if it interests you?

Courses are so different from uni to uni, but make sure whichever you take is BPS Accredited, as you'll struggle to find work if it's not (assuming you want work in the field of course, if you don't then I guess it doesn't really matter).

I did find it incredibly interesting, but I don't think I'd want to do a degree when I'd never studied the subject before, unless it was something that lead to a specific job.. it seems a bit risky, so do your research!
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