Psychology in University of Surrey or in University of St. Andrews?

Watch
uns11
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 7 years ago
#1
Hi,
I know the rankings of both universities. St. Andrews is in 7th and Surrey is in 8th. So I was wondering which one is better?


Posted from TSR Mobile
0
reply
Civil Dispute
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#2
Report 7 years ago
#2
Both pretty good universities, but don't trust league tables. St. Andrews has a 600 year history and a stronger reputation as a whole, if that helps your decision. Visit both if possible, to see where you'd feel happy for 3 years. University reputation isn't as important for psychology, as for say law.
0
reply
Aphrodite 2
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#3
Report 7 years ago
#3
Also check the program's structure and the department...those are very important factors for your final choice!!
I have the impression that surrey has a stronger reputation and a better uni in the research in the field of psychology even that st andrews is better in whole...
0
reply
Lord Asriel
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#4
Report 7 years ago
#4
They are both pretty good, and have a placement year. I think it will be more about which one you feel more comfortable at.
0
reply
uns11
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#5
Report Thread starter 7 years ago
#5
Both have good education program. They both have nearly the same but Surrey's website does not give as much information about practical work as St. Andrews. That's why St. Andrews practical work looks better.


Posted from TSR Mobile
0
reply
susanalbumparty
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#6
Report 7 years ago
#6
(Original post by Civil Dispute)
Both pretty good universities, but don't trust league tables. St. Andrews has a 600 year history and a stronger reputation as a whole, if that helps your decision. Visit both if possible, to see where you'd feel happy for 3 years. University reputation isn't as important for psychology, as for say law.
St andrews would be a four year course because of the scottish system, although i think it is possible to skip into the second year. That's another year of debt, or another year of university fun (depending on how you look at it).

(Original post by Lord Asriel)
They are both pretty good, and have a placement year. I think it will be more about which one you feel more comfortable at.
does st andrews have a placement year? I didn't when i applied (or at least that not that i know of).


I think in the end, St Andrews has the "reputation", but without people who have first hand experience of both unis it would be hard to tell if the teaching is really better at either university. St Andews is a world-renowned centre for Animal (evolutionary comparative) psychology if your interested in that though.
0
reply
kerrydouglas
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#7
Report 7 years ago
#7
(Original post by uns11)
Hi,
I know the rankings of both universities. St. Andrews is in 7th and Surrey is in 8th. So I was wondering which one is better?


Posted from TSR Mobile
St. Andrews cause you'd be with me and I'm amazing


Posted from TSR Mobile
0
reply
Civil Dispute
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#8
Report 7 years ago
#8
(Original post by susanalbumparty)
St andrews would be a four year course because of the scottish system, although i think it is possible to skip into the second year. That's another year of debt, or another year of university fun (depending on how you look at it).
At Scottish universities, 4th year is entirely free for UK students, so that shouldn't be a factor to consider.
0
reply
susanalbumparty
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#9
Report 7 years ago
#9
(Original post by Civil Dispute)
At Scottish universities, 4th year is entirely free for UK students, so that shouldn't be a factor to consider.
Are you sure? I tried to google the answer, according to the BBC you pay for four years at edinbourgh

Either way, another year of undergraduate studies is another year of paying for accomodation (which i imagine is not cheap in St Andrews), and in that time you could get a real masters (not a honourary St andrews one :P) or research experience or work experience which would make you more employable.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-23279868
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-23279868
0
reply
Vashisthashubhi
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#10
Report 3 years ago
#10
(Original post by uns11)
Hi,
I know the rankings of both universities. St. Andrews is in 7th and Surrey is in 8th. So I was wondering which one is better?


Posted from TSR Mobile
Hi, where did you study ultimately MSc Psych conversion? Thanks
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Who is winning Euro 2020

France (114)
27.34%
England (146)
35.01%
Belgium (32)
7.67%
Germany (42)
10.07%
Spain (10)
2.4%
Italy (34)
8.15%
Netherlands (14)
3.36%
Other (Tell us who) (25)
6%

Watched Threads

View All