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    I'm thinking about doing a psychology degree at uni. I take Psycholgy, English Language and Biology but am thinking about changing biology to English Lit as I do not enjoy biology etc, so i don't think I'd be able to get a good enough grade in it. Whereas English is my strongest subject and I enjoy it. So would taking Psychology, English Language and English Lit be okay if I want to do a Psycholgy degree.
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    (Original post by LucyRobertson)
    I'm thinking about doing a psychology degree at uni. I take Psycholgy, English Language and Biology but am thinking about changing biology to English Lit as I do not enjoy biology etc, so i don't think I'd be able to get a good enough grade in it. Whereas English is my strongest subject and I enjoy it. So would taking Psychology, English Language and English Lit be okay if I want to do a Psycholgy degree.
    Hi, what universities do you want to apply to? From what I've just researched there are usually no required subjects but biology, and mathematics are said to be desirable
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    (Original post by LucyRobertson)
    I'm thinking about doing a psychology degree at uni. I take Psycholgy, English Language and Biology but am thinking about changing biology to English Lit as I do not enjoy biology etc, so i don't think I'd be able to get a good enough grade in it. Whereas English is my strongest subject and I enjoy it. So would taking Psychology, English Language and English Lit be okay if I want to do a Psycholgy degree.
    At most unis you should be fine with psychology and English lit and language but it might be best to check on the websites of the unis you are interested in - if you search for the course it will state any preferred/essential subjects.
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    Psych is a very competitive degree for a reason. If you want to stand out, be sure to present your own ideas about the subject as frequently as possible.
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    I think doing two English subjects, while doing only three A-levels would not be a good idea. Haven't you thought of Sociology? It's a broad subject that works great with Psychology, some of the modules (for AQA, at least) cover crime and deviance, which would give you a ground to do e.g. Criminology or Forensic Psychology. In addition, both cover research methods, and there's apparently a great deal of that at degree-level. Hope I helped :-)


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    Does ethics and Philsophy suit/ will be better??
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    Not the best choices. Many courses ask for at least one science subject. Some count psychology but others do not.

    English language is a bit of a soft subject if you are thinking of Russell Group unis.

    Personally, as a psychology lecturer, I would recommend maths and biology as the two most useful A levels.

    Good advice here: russellgroup.ac.uk/for-students/school-and.../subject-choices-at-school-and-college/
 
 
 
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