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So here's the thing, I'm not sure if I really want to be on the degree course I'm on. I'm majoring in Psychology (minoring in Creative Writing because I wanted to do both) but I feel like I've had a change of heart on wanting to work in psychology. I don't think my hearts in it. I ended up looking at animal psychology masters and suddenly have found myself considering leaving my degree after first year and reapplying for equine science at another place.

Is this possible? I'm feeling a bit bewildered and like I'm trapped. I don't know what im doing with myself. please help!
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So here's the thing, I'm not sure if I really want to be on the degree course I'm on. I'm majoring in Psychology (minoring in Creative Writing because I wanted to do both) but I feel like I've had a change of heart on wanting to work in psychology. I don't think my hearts in it. I ended up looking at animal psychology masters and suddenly have found myself considering leaving my degree after first year and reapplying for equine science at another place.

Is this possible? I'm feeling a bit bewildered and like I'm trapped. I don't know what im doing with myself. please help!
I don't see why it's not possible, but you need to enquire about an possible funding implications etc.

Have a long think about it.
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(Original post by SinER6n)
So here's the thing, I'm not sure if I really want to be on the degree course I'm on. I'm majoring in Psychology (minoring in Creative Writing because I wanted to do both) but I feel like I've had a change of heart on wanting to work in psychology. I don't think my hearts in it. I ended up looking at animal psychology masters and suddenly have found myself considering leaving my degree after first year and reapplying for equine science at another place.

Is this possible? I'm feeling a bit bewildered and like I'm trapped. I don't know what im doing with myself. please help!
Just one point which is that you don't have to work in Psychology just because you major in it - it is a useful degree for many careers. You could do a year's postgraduate study after your degree to specialise in something quite different to working as a Psychologist - such as training in Human Resources, Marketing, Advertising, Publishing, Journalism, Law ...and loads of other things.
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That's the thing, I've been trying to look into all the different avenues trying to find something that will actually make me want it bad enough to push through the next few years

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I'm a slightly more mature student, at 22
previously I've trained as an accountant (for a year and a half) and found that didn't fire me (but great for my CV)
I've also previously taken equine studies at college leaving school but left because I wanted to earn money to buy a vehicle
other than that I've also trained as a cage cashier in a casino, and various/current hospitality jobs

I'm just struggling to find something that really gives me that fire to live. The suicidal patches are strong and when I think of where I'm heading it doesn't drive me to want to stay or fill me with joy and hope for my future.

But I just don't know what happens with funding/loans/moving etc if that were my choice and that's the bit that scares me, thinking I might not have the options anymore
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That's the thing, I've been trying to look into all the different avenues trying to find something that will actually make me want it bad enough to push through the next few years

further context;

I'm a slightly more mature student, at 22
previously I've trained as an accountant (for a year and a half) and found that didn't fire me (but great for my CV)
I've also previously taken equine studies at college leaving school but left because I wanted to earn money to buy a vehicle
other than that I've also trained as a cage cashier in a casino, and various/current hospitality jobs

I'm just struggling to find something that really gives me that fire to live. The suicidal patches are strong and when I think of where I'm heading it doesn't drive me to want to stay or fill me with joy and hope for my future.

But I just don't know what happens with funding/loans/moving etc if that were my choice and that's the bit that scares me, thinking I might not have the options anymore
You won't find any options until you look for them. None of us know what our future holds and it's scary, but we can put things in place now to help us gain an insight into our future.

That said, why not defer for a year or take a gap year to figure things out a little? What is it about the Psychology degree you don't like? Is it just the thought of you think you'd be stuck in a psychology field after you leave uni or is it the degree modules itself you're bored/unfulfilled with?
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