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is psychology considered a science by universities? especially Oxbrigde..
i want to confirm my A level choices and i want to study English Literature. most of the unis i've looked at they require science subjects ...
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It will depend on the uni. It should say on the unis entry requirements page what subjects they consider to be science A levels if they say they want a science A level, if not you can always email the university and ask them.
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Yes - most psychology degrees are BScs (the ones that are BAs probably aren't accredited). Most unis require at least one science - physics, biology, chemistry, geography or psychology I believe. That's because psychology is a science subject, you do biological psychology etc. which is a lot easier to understand with some science knowledge already.
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(Original post by uwotlol)
is psychology considered a science by universities? especially Oxbrigde..
i want to confirm my A level choices and i want to study English Literature. most of the unis i've looked at they require science subjects ...
Psychology is not counted as science subject by Oxford, Cambridge and a lot of other top universities, science subjects are maths, further maths, physics, chemistry and biology. Some universities will count subjects like psychology and geography as science subjects for specific courses, either on their own or taken with one of the subjects above.

No university in the entire country, especially Oxford or Cambridge, requires an A-level in a science subject at all to study English literature. Where have you got this from?

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Yes - most psychology degrees are BScs (the ones that are BAs probably aren't accredited). Most unis require at least one science - physics, biology, chemistry, geography or psychology I believe. That's because psychology is a science subject, you do biological psychology etc. which is a lot easier to understand with some science knowledge already.
Psychology is not a science subject. Some universities will count it as one for psychology degrees but really it isn't. Oxford and Cambridge definitely don't count it as a science subject (like what the OP is asking).
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Psychology is not a science subject. Some universities will count it as one for psychology degrees but really it isn't. Oxford and Cambridge definitely don't count it as a science subject (like what the OP is asking).
It's a really big debate as to whether psychology is a science.

I think I misunderstood the OP. I thought they meant they wanted to study English Lit at A-Level.
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(Original post by DrawTheLine)
It's a really big debate as to whether psychology is a science.

I think I misunderstood the OP. I thought they meant they wanted to study English Lit at A-Level.
Generally top universities, especially Oxford and Cambridge, are of the opinion that it isn't (I can find quotes if you want me to) and that the only science subjects are maths, further maths, physics, chemistry and biology.

You could be right about what the OP wants to study as their phrasing isn't very clear.
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(Original post by Glassapple)
Generally top universities, especially Oxford and Cambridge, are of the opinion that it isn't (I can find quotes if you want me to) and that the only science subjects are maths, further maths, physics, chemistry and biology.

You could be right about what the OP wants to study as their phrasing isn't very clear.
So do i still need an A level in a Science subject to study English Lit?

"Candidates are expected to have English Literature, or English Language and Literature to A-level, Advanced Higher, Higher Level in the IB or any other equivalent. A language or History can be helpful to students in completing this course, although they are not required for admission. We expect you to have taken and passed any practical component in your chosen science subjects.''
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(Original post by uwotlol)
So do i still need an A level in a Science subject to study English Lit?

We expect you to have taken and passed any practical component in your chosen science subjects.''
All this means is if you have taken a science you need to pass the practical. You dont have to have a science
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(Original post by uwotlol)
So do i still need an A level in a Science subject to study English Lit?

"Candidates are expected to have English Literature, or English Language and Literature to A-level, Advanced Higher, Higher Level in the IB or any other equivalent. A language or History can be helpful to students in completing this course, although they are not required for admission. We expect you to have taken and passed any practical component in your chosen science subjects.''
No you don't at all, you're massively misunderstanding the quote. It means if you have freely chosen to do a science subject you must pass the practical component, not that you actually have to take one (or that they want you to) in the first place. They're not saying they want a science subject, they're just saying if you happened to pick one you must have passed that bit of it. It's not required or preferred in any way to take a science subject.
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(Original post by uwotlol)
So do i still need an A level in a Science subject to study English Lit?

"Candidates are expected to have English Literature, or English Language and Literature to A-level, Advanced Higher, Higher Level in the IB or any other equivalent. A language or History can be helpful to students in completing this course, although they are not required for admission. We expect you to have taken and passed any practical component in your chosen science subjects.''
It doesn't say that at all. It says IF you have taken a science subject, you have to have passed the practical
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psychology is considered a science by oxford for biology

Biological Sciences - Acceptable subjects for A*





A-level students applying to study Biological Sciences at Oxford would be expected to achieve A*AA. The A* must be in one of the following subjects:
  • Applied Science
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing/Computer Science
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • Further Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics (Additional)
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Human Biology
  • Marine Science
  • Mathematics (with either Statistics, Mechanics or Decision Mathematics)
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Science
  • Statistics
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(Original post by uwotlol)
is psychology considered a science by universities? especially Oxbrigde..
i want to confirm my A level choices and i want to study English Literature. most of the unis i've looked at they require science subjects ...
If you want to study EngLit at Oxbridge (or anywhere) it doesn't matter how they consider Psychology. It's a perfectly acceptable A-level for EngLit. Simple.
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