hey, i'm currently down to do maths, English literature, history and psychology at as level, but i'm not sure i'll be able to do too well at maths. I was wondering if i could instead take sociology, as i have heard it mentioned as a possible good option to lead onto psychology, but i'm not sure if having psychology as my only traditional science a level (i understand it's not really a traditional science but it's viewed as one by psychology degree courses) would be good enough to get into on of the better unis. Is having maths/biology/chemistry/psychics totally necessary?
A levels to study to take psychology at uni Watch
- Thread Starter
- 07-07-2014 17:44
- 07-07-2014 17:49
I wouldn't take Psychology at Uni mate, It's over-subscribed and there's not enough Psychology jobs.
You have a good range of subjects there, focus on your Maths or History and If you get into a good Russell Group university with either subject then your career prospects will be pretty bright, preferrably Maths but History is a respected degree if if it's from a respected institution as It has lots of transferable skills.
- 07-07-2014 19:38
I don't know about necessary, but it would probably be useful. This is from UCL's requirements for psychology:
Subjects: To include at least one, preferably two subjects from: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology
So you have psychology which is useful. But if you are planning to apply to places like UCL and they say a subject is preferable, it's probably a pretty good idea to take itLast edited by ZebraWindy; 07-07-2014 at 19:39.
- 07-07-2014 20:57
I want to study psychology, I've just finished AS and next year after dropping an AS I'm doing Psychology, Sociology and History.
Biology is good and always preferred! Maths would also be good, as at degree level psychology is apparently quite mathematical. Have you also considered subjects such as philosophy?
Sociology is often referred to as the distant cousin of Psychology, they go hand in hand and compliment each other.
My boyfriend is studying Psychology, Sociology, Biology, Philosophy & Ethics, and on his personal statement where he's mentioned his A-Levels it sounds perfect for a psychology degree!
You could also ask teachers on enrollment what they'd recommend