Does a Psychology Degree involve lots of essay writing?Watch
One of them says this...
'It isn't heavily essay based but there are a lot of statistical analysis so maths will really come in handy. (most of the people don't like the statistical aspect of this course and this is where they lose their grades) so if you are good with maths, this course would really fit for you.'
And another says this...
'Psychology will be hugely essay based, even exams will be essays, it will also be minimal contact time and lots of independent reading.'
I personally enjoy maths, but I'm not very keen on essay writing. Psychology will be hugely essay based, even exams will be essays, it will also be minimal contact time and lots of independent reading.
Can someone clear this up for me...
Does a Psychology Degree involve lots of essay writing?
BA : More essays
BSc: More maths
I did a quick google search and it seems like I was right
"Difference between BA and BSc psychology"
It'll depend on your university and how they assess you.
The exams are essays, yes. For me, we have a 2 hour exam and we have to answer 2 essay questions. However we also have smaller multiple choice tests in the year to assess our statistics knowledge.
Coursework is a mix of essays and reports where you do a study and write it up. Depending on the module it can be qualitative or quantitative. Sometimes you may do one of each.
Overall I think there is more essay writing than there is doing maths.
For example a redbrick uni in these parts third years get 3 hours of contact time per week and independent reading. I doubt very much they advertise this to the students lol.
SPSS is used extensively in some psychology degrees.
If there was a lot of high level maths in Psychology degrees, Unis would insist on maths A level (which they don't).