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TeraKoma
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Hello,

I am currently at Studying psychology undergrad (not at oxford but at a Russell group uni) and eventually want to do a phd in clinical psychology at Oxford (after a masters somewhere else)

I got 3 A* at A level but my a levels were psychology, Sociology and Dance.

I am worried because I do not have a traditional science A level then this would put me at a disadvantage at the application process so I am thinking of doing A level biology while at uni.

Please note I am 22, did my sociology and psychology on my own in a year and I am in my first year at uni.

What should I do?
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A 1st class degree in psychology will be enough science knowledge for a PhD/DClinPsych (different things) I would advise against doing another A-level, not only time consuming where you shoudld be focussing on uni but also will have little help with postgrad courses, which ever you choose
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Not my subject area so I could be wrong, but generally speaking doing a lower level qualification (ie A-level) while also doing a higher level qualification (ie undergrad degree) is a waste of time and effort, unless it's explicitly required for a particular purpose (or someone has the desire and capacity to do it for personal interest).

Check the entry requirements of the course you want to do (none of the MSc Psychology I googled required a particular A-level).
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