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I'm currently in year 12, and thinking what i want to do at uni.I really love psychology, and I'm alright at it. It's just ive heard a lot of things saying that psychology is really rubbish at university level. I just wanted to know everyone's opion on the course and what I should do, Thankyou!
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Basically
http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1200984
(Psychology at University - FAQ)
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(Original post by Megan.Rose..)
Hello!
I'm currently in year 12, and thinking what i want to do at uni.I really love psychology, and I'm alright at it. It's just ive heard a lot of things saying that psychology is really rubbish at university level. I just wanted to know everyone's opion on the course and what I should do, Thankyou!
I'm a psychology graduate and I loved my degree. Don't let people bring you down over it, I learned tonnes, from forensic psychology, to clinical, to neuroscience, statistics, research, conflict/terrorism, environmental psychology, psychology of pain.

You learn so much and can go into so many fields.

I personally got offered a counter terrorism position after graduating but you can pretty much go into any field (criminal justice system/NHS/schools/research/environmental studies/advertising/marketing) there's really no limits.

If you're unsure what you want to go into as a career psychology can give you a fantastic view of many fields. It's tough and involves ALOT of statistics.
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I'm a psychology graduate and I loved my degree. Don't let people bring you down over it, I learned tonnes, from forensic psychology, to clinical, to neuroscience, statistics, research, conflict/terrorism, environmental psychology, psychology of pain.

You learn so much and can into so many fields.

I personally got offered a counter terrorism position after graduating but you can pretty much go into any field (criminal justice system/NHS/schools/research/environmental studies/advertising/marketing) there's really no limits.

If you're unsure what you want to go into as a career psychology can give you a fantastic view of many fields. It's tough and involves ALOT of statistics.
Wow, okay,thankyou so much, that has given me a bit more confidence, as all ive heard are negative things!
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Wow, okay,thankyou so much, that has given me a bit more confidence, as all ive heard are negative things!
Just be prepared for people to say 'it's not a real science' but honestly it's tough button cover so many modules and areas, it's great! I'm looking to go to medical school now instead of doing counter terrorism, but I've got a friend who's gone into teaching, another that's doing psychological research and has been published from her dissertation, a friend who's doing clinical psychology, another whose working as a support worker, and others that are working in prisons

You do tend to have to do further study to 'specialise' as it's such a broad area but I do think it's worth it, good luck

Have you spoke to anyone about your career choices? What other subjects do you study?
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Just be prepared for people to say 'it's not a real science' but honestly it's tough button cover so many modules and areas, it's great! I'm looking to go to medical school now instead of doing counter terrorism, but I've got a friend who's gone into teaching, another that's doing psychological research and has been published from her dissertation, a friend who's doing clinical psychology, another whose working as a support worker, and others that are working in prisons

You do tend to have to do further study to 'specialise' as it's such a broad area but I do think it's worth it, good luck

Have you spoke to anyone about your career choices? What other subjects do you study?
Yeah, ive already have people tell me its not a real science! And i have no idea what i want to do with the degree, but its good that there are lots of different options
No, i havent spoken to anyone yet but i will do soon, and Maths and History!
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I loved the degree and I think there's something for everyone. I loved the mental health and neuro elements and have gone on to work in mental health but I didn't enjoy the cognition stuff, whereas some people adored that. You get experience with qualitative and quantitative methods so you can do your dissertation in a way that you enjoy and there's so many areas. I was talking about it with a colleague and we agreed it's literally the science of the human mind, how can anyone not be interested!?

I think the stick comes a lot from people choosing it when they don't know what they want to do with their careers (because it opens a lot of doors) but I found it a really interesting, varied and challenging subject

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I think there are some legitimate concerns - it's not the best degree for general employability (although it is no worse then many others)- and there is huge competition for professional psychology (e.g. education, clinical) jobs. However, you can do lots of things with it besides psychology, like any other degree it will open doors to various graduate jobs.
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