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    I have recently been accepted to both UCL and St Andrews for BSc Psychology and I'm really struggling over which to choose. I know both are like really different but I still don't know which I'd prefer. Any help would be hugely appreciated
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    I have recently been accepted to both UCL and St Andrews for BSc Psychology and I'm really struggling over which to choose. I know both are like really different but I still don't know which I'd prefer. Any help would be hugely appreciated
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    I am currently struggling over the same choices as well (but I think I already told you this in the St Andrews thread). Both universities have really great psychology departments and you won't go wrong by choosing either of them.

    Like you said, both universities are very different from one another, especially in terms of the course structure. I think one thing that you can do is go through all modules available in each institution to get a feel of which modules you are interested in taking. In terms of St Andrews, it is important to note that in your first year, you get to take two other subjects from outside of your main subject. This allows for more interdisciplinary education in fields that you may be interested in that is not Psychology. However if you want a more specialised (and shorter 3 years vs. 4 years if you are going in first year entry) education in Psychology, UCL might be a better option.

    After the course which is the most important factor (after all you are in university to get an education ), the next factor to consider is support that students may have at that institution- whether it is internship opportunities, career service, study abroad, academic support, mental health support etc... decide what is important for you. Decide what you want from your university experience, (do you want to live in a big city or a suburban area? do you want smaller or bigger class sizes? what societies are available for students to join? what am I interested in? etc...)

    Some helpful links

    For St Andrews:

    Student Union: https://www.yourunion.net/
    Study Abroad: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/studyabr...goingstudents/
    Course Catalogue: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/coursecatalogue/ug/

    For UCL:

    Student Union: http://uclu.org/clubs-societies
    Study Abroad: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/studyabroad

    General:

    http://unistats.com/

    Good luck Hope this helps!
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    Hi

    I am currently struggling over the same choices as well (but I think I already told you this in the St Andrews thread). Both universities have really great psychology departments and you won't go wrong by choosing either of them.

    Like you said, both universities are very different from one another, especially in terms of the course structure. I think one thing that you can do is go through all modules available in each institution to get a feel of which modules you are interested in taking. In terms of St Andrews, it is important to note that in your first year, you get to take two other subjects from outside of your main subject. This allows for more interdisciplinary education in fields that you may be interested in that is not Psychology. However if you want a more specialised (and shorter 3 years vs. 4 years if you are going in first year entry) education in Psychology, UCL might be a better option.

    After the course which is the most important factor (after all you are in university to get an education ), the next factor to consider is support that students may have at that institution- whether it is internship opportunities, career service, study abroad, academic support, mental health support etc... decide what is important for you. Decide what you want from your university experience, (do you want to live in a big city or a suburban area? do you want smaller or bigger class sizes? what societies are available for students to join? what am I interested in? etc...)

    Some helpful links

    For St Andrews:

    Student Union: https://www.yourunion.net/
    Study Abroad: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/studyabr...goingstudents/
    Course Catalogue: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/coursecatalogue/ug/

    For UCL:

    Student Union: http://uclu.org/clubs-societies
    Study Abroad: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/studyabroad

    General:

    http://unistats.com/

    Good luck Hope this helps!
    Thanks for replying, good luck making your own choice
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    Thanks for replying, good luck making your own choice
    No problem, thank you
 
 
 
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