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    Im looking to do psychology at unis like Bristol, Nottingham, Exeter and Birmingham, but when I've looked at the modules and course content, for the first three of those unis it doesnt seem to be very different from a level, which doesnt seem that exciting. Birmingham has more varied options, but is there anyone at any of these universities or looking at doing psychology that could give some advice? Cheers
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    (Original post by AlfieDavies_1)
    Im looking to do psychology at unis like Bristol, Nottingham, Exeter and Birmingham, but when I've looked at the modules and course content, for the first three of those unis it doesnt seem to be very different from a level, which doesnt seem that exciting. Birmingham has more varied options, but is there anyone at any of these universities or looking at doing psychology that could give some advice? Cheers
    Psychology A level isn't a requirement for most Psychology degree courses - that means that a lot of these courses will use the first year to bring everyone with different educational backgrounds up to the same basic level of knowledge. It might feel like you're re-treading the same content but it's still useful to use the year to build up your study skills for university environments and to make sure you have a full understanding (and use the time and resources to read around the topic so you can be ahead of the game when you get into your second year).
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    Its worth noting that even if you've covered something at a level its unlikely that you've really scratched the surface of that topic at university level. You'll be expected to have read of the primary materials (the study reports) and also look at the recent academic studies and debates on a topic which wont be covered at a level. Also even if you've covered, say, social psychology at a level, there will be loads of topics within that broad area which you wont know about and will be new at university level.
 
 
 
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