I'm very, very keen on pursuing Psychology, career-wise. I'm in Year 12, and my subjects are English Literature, History, Economics and Psychology. A lot of people told me I don't have much of a chance getting into my preferred unis (UCL, in particular) for psych because I don't have a "real" science. I'm aware psychology does involve a fair bit of science and I'm prepared for that; the only reason I didn't take one is because my school's science faculty is absolutely terrible, and the fact that we have Cambridge as our board only makes things harder. I would rather take subjects I could score well in and enjoy, than take a science and have my overall grades suffer. I did get my A*/A grades at GCSE level for my sciences and math, though, and I have/am doing relevant internships and volunteer work. Realistically, what are my chances of getting into an RG uni for psychology without a science? Feel free to share any stories of yourself or people you know who did/didn't receive offers.
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- Thread Starter
- 24-10-2017 12:29
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- 24-10-2017 12:36
I'm currently doing Forensic Psychology BSc (first year) and when I was searching for universities, the majority of them said their entry requirements "including one science A-Level" (which were non-RG unis mostly, but some were). To clarify, I was searching for Psychology degrees too, I just decided in the end to specialise forensic now instead of later. It'll depend on the uni, so it's worth digging around their websites.
- 24-10-2017 12:43
The best chance you have at finding out what courses you could get into is go onto the websites of Russell Group universities and see what they say. For example Durham says :
"However, where applicants have not studied any science at higher level (e.g. A level) we will expect to see other evidence of ability in science subjects (e.g. science-based GSCEs)."
Also don't put down any unis that are not Russell Group! There are a lot of well respected unis that aren't part of the Russell group. Take a look at league tables and see if there are any non-russell groups that would accept you!