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    In third year of Psychology with Counselling BPS Accredited Undergrad degree... have seen Psychiatry PhD at Edinburgh which I REALLY, REALLY want to do next... they only require '2:1' they don't say what in??? It's a three year full time course.

    Is this a path I can take to Psychiatry? I thought I needed three hundred years of med school, the blood of a virgin, symbols, hieroglyphs... the last few may be for passwords but...

    IS THIS DOABLE?! If it isn't, I won't up sticks and move to do it, but if it is... I am OFF in 2018! (Assuming they accept my application!)

    Any advice and sacrificial virgins you have... I'd be so grateful.

    (P.s. I intend to be the psychiatrist, I don't need one!) :P
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    Just copying my reply from previous thread:

    To become a psychiatrist, you must get a medical degree first, then specialize in psychiatry during your career.

    You can do a psychology degree and then a PhD in psychiatry, but that won't make you a psychiatrist. You won't be treating patients.

    Blood of virgins optional.
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    (Original post by TriesTooHard)
    In third year of Psychology with Counselling BPS Accredited Undergrad degree... have seen Psychiatry PhD at Edinburgh which I REALLY, REALLY want to do next... they only require '2:1' they don't say what in??? It's a three year full time course.

    Is this a path I can take to Psychiatry? I thought I needed three hundred years of med school, the blood of a virgin, symbols, hieroglyphs... the last few may be for passwords but...

    IS THIS DOABLE?! If it isn't, I won't up sticks and move to do it, but if it is... I am OFF in 2018! (Assuming they accept my application!)

    Any advice and sacrificial virgins you have... I'd be so grateful.

    (P.s. I intend to be the psychiatrist, I don't need one!) :P
    Psychiatrists are medically trained doctors, you can't become a psychiatrist with a PhD in psychiatry. You'd learn about the history of psychiatry and what the current issues are within the field but in no way would it make you a qualified psychiatrist, it's a research degree. You'd technically be able to use the title 'Dr' in your personal life but you'd be a doctor of academia (everyone gets this no matter what PhD they do), rather than a medically qualified doctor. You can be a doctor of history for example if you do a PhD in history.

    Your only option is to do graduate entry medicine which is a four year degree, then you're a doctor. Then you do 2 years of foundation training as a qualified doctor and you can choose to start training in psychiatry after that.
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    Is it the 'PhD Psychiatry' listed on Edinburgh's website? If so, it looks like a PhD involving research into a subject in the field of psych (e.g. genetics, pharmacokinetics).

    Psychiatry is a medical specialty. There is no way to become a psychiatrist other than going down the medical degree route.
 
 
 
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