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doesn't matter, as long as u do correct a levels
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Is psychology considered a real science by universities? for medicine
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(Original post by Stefanothebrano)
Is psychology considered a real science by universities? for medicine
Generally*, when medical schools ask for sciences they mean lab or natural science subjects i.e. biology/chemistry/physics.

Psychology, is, of course, still a "real science" though.

*Manchester is one exception: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/u...-requirements/

Full details here: https://www.medschools.ac.uk/media/2...al-schools.pdf
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What are you other A-levels (or options if you have yet to choose)?

If universities require, "chemistry, one other science and another subject (not general studies or critical thinking)", then the answer is no - psychology is not a science. However, you can still study it, as long as you still have the other sciences, i.e. chemistry or biology or both etc..
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(Original post by Democracy)
Generally*, when medical schools ask for sciences they mean lab or natural science subjects i.e. biology/chemistry/physics.

Psychology, is, of course, still a "real science" though.

*Manchester is one exception: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/u...-requirements/
If i wanted to take chemistry biology and psychology in A-levels, would you think that is a wise choice for medicine?
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Psychology undergrad here, and I heavily doubt it. You'll need biology/chemistry most likely for medicine.
what if i took Biology, chemistry and psychology for A-level? would that be good for medicine?
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(Original post by Stefanothebrano)
what if i took Biology, chemistry and psychology for A-level? would that be good for medicine?
It's worth checking the course requirements at the Universities you're interested in. Other people's answers have said, certain courses often request different subjects. But yes, generally those subjects should be fine.
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(Original post by Stefanothebrano)
what if i took Biology, chemistry and psychology for A-level? would that be good for medicine?
Yh that should be just fine! I originally wanted to do medicine and I'm doing these A-Levels but also i have friends who are applying for uni with the same a levels as us!
Good luck with applications and your exams!
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(Original post by Stefanothebrano)
what if i took Biology, chemistry and psychology for A-level? would that be good for medicine?
I know some people do go with this combination for medicine but tbh I think maths might be more useful than psychology
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What are you other A-levels (or options if you have yet to choose)?

If universities require, "chemistry, one other science and another subject (not general studies or critical thinking)", then the answer is no - psychology is not a science. However, you can still study it, as long as you still have the other sciences, i.e. chemistry or biology or both etc..
I am planning to take chemistry, biology and psychology, do you think that would enhance the chances of me doing medicine?
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(Original post by Stefanothebrano)
what if i took Biology, chemistry and psychology for A-level? would that be good for medicine?
Yes that would be fine.
(Original post by mimisiddiqi)
I know some people do go with this combination for medicine but tbh I think maths might be more useful than psychology
Not really.
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(Original post by Elastichedgehog)
It's worth checking the course requirements at the Universities you're interested in. Other people's answers have said, certain courses often request different subjects. But yes, generally those subjects should be fine.
Great thank you, what if i were to take computer science instead of psychology?
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(Original post by mimisiddiqi)
I know some people do go with this combination for medicine but tbh I think maths might be more useful than psychology
Im not really a fan of maths which is why im planning to take psychology
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Yh that should be just fine! I originally wanted to do medicine and I'm doing these A-Levels but also i have friends who are applying for uni with the same a levels as us!
Good luck with applications and your exams!
Thank you! I was also considering doing Computer science instead of psychology as i'm quite interested in it. do you think that would be wise for medicine
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(Original post by Stefanothebrano)
I am planning to take chemistry, biology and psychology, do you think that would enhance the chances of me doing medicine?
Firstly, you want to go study medicine at university and that combination will permit you to study anywhere given that the rest of your UCAS application is strong (but worry about this later on).

Secondly, you might hear people saying, 'take maths instead of psychology becasue its more useful' and to some degree that is true, but phsychology will certainly give you skills that maths doesn't encompass.

However, do what you enjoy and what you will get an A*/A in, and if that not maths, definitely don't take it. Universities won't look down at you in any way and you will be just as competetive with A*AA predictions with your combination as someone with biology, chemistry and maths with A*AA predictions.
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(Original post by Stefanothebrano)
Im not really a fan of maths which is why im planning to take psychology
ahh dw you should be fine with your combination of chem, bio and psych

(my college just normally recommends maths, bio and chem)
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(Original post by mimisiddiqi)
ahh dw you should be fine with your combination of chem, bio and psych

(my college just normally recommends maths, bio and chem)
Right ok that's good
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Firstly, you want to go study medicine at university and that combination will permit you to study anywhere given that the rest of your UCAS application is strong (but worry about this later on).

Secondly, you might hear people saying, 'take maths instead of psychology becasue its more useful' and to some degree that is true, but phsychology will certainly give you skills that maths doesn't encompass.

However, do what you enjoy and what you will get an A*/A in, and if that not maths, definitely don't take it. Universities won't look down at you in any way and you will be just as competetive with A*AA predictions with your combination as someone with biology, chemistry and maths with A*AA predictions.
Right ok, that's great to hear as i'm not a fan of maths although how much of the medicine course includes a-level maths?
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(Original post by Stefanothebrano)
Right ok, that's great to hear as i'm not a fan of maths although how much of the medicine course includes a-level maths?
A-levels maths doesn't teach you anything new that you can't already figure out, wether in your other a-levels or in medicine.

Biology/Chemistry/Medicine really doesn't use too much maths, and the maths it does use is basic GCSE level logic and how to use a calculator, so don't worry.
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A-levels maths doesn't teach you anything new that you can't already figure out, wether in your other a-levels or in medicine.

Biology/Chemistry/Medicine really doesn't use too much maths, and the maths it does use is basic GCSE level logic and how to use a calculator, so don't worry.
Wow ok, thank you for clearing that up for me
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