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    I'm thinking about becoming a Clinical Psychologist because it seems so interesting to me and challenging. I'm about to pick my A Level choices and I know my choices will greatly affect what I do in the future. I just want to know if I need a medical degree to do this job so I make the right choices. Or is a degree in Clinical Psychology enough?
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    (Original post by lololtolu)
    I'm thinking about becoming a Clinical Psychologist because it seems so interesting to me and challenging. I'm about to pick my A Level choices and I know my choices will greatly affect what I do in the future. I just want to know if I need a medical degree to do this job so I make the right choices. Or is a degree in Clinical Psychology enough?
    No. You need to undertake a psychology degree, accredited by the BPS - see http://www.bps.org.uk/bpslegacy/ac?f...Search_Type=NC

    A medical degree is only required for a career as a psychiatrist.
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    (Original post by lololtolu)
    I'm thinking about becoming a Clinical Psychologist because it seems so interesting to me and challenging. I'm about to pick my A Level choices and I know my choices will greatly affect what I do in the future. I just want to know if I need a medical degree to do this job so I make the right choices. Or is a degree in Clinical Psychology enough?
    No, as the first responder said, you only need a degree in psychology. However, I think most clinical psychologist openings require some form of postgraduate study (usually PhD) in clinical psychology, but I'm not sure.

    As said above, a degree in medicine is only required if you would like to become a psychiatrist. In the NHS, though, psychiatrists and clinical psychologists do work together.
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    (Original post by TheStudent18)
    No, as the first responder said, you only need a degree in psychology. However, I think most clinical psychologist openings require some form of postgraduate study (usually PhD) in clinical psychology, but I'm not sure.

    As said above, a degree in medicine is only required if you would like to become a psychiatrist. In the NHS, though, psychiatrists and clinical psychologists do work together.
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    No. You need to undertake a psychology degree, accredited by the BPS - see http://www.bps.org.uk/bpslegacy/ac?f...Search_Type=NC

    A medical degree is only required for a career as a psychiatrist.
    Thank you both for your help!! Much appreciated.
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    (Original post by lololtolu)
    Thank you both for your help!! Much appreciated.
    You're welcome. If you need any more help, just ask.
 
 
 
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