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I'm submitting my UCAS form tomorrow but im stuck on one decision. Psychology BSc at Bristol or Psychology and Neuroscience MSci at Bristol? I have always wanted to study psychology, but since starting sixth form learning about the biology behind psychiatric disorders is what i'm interested in most. However, I am purely interested in the neuroscience of behaviour. I am not that interested in the rest of neuroscience like degenerative disorders, molecular lab work. I hate lab work and practicals, but i love learning theory work. I also don't really like chemistry or maths, and these are putting me off neuroscience. I am not that interested in cognitive or social psychology though because I love empirical evidence and proof (I am doing all science A levels) and can find psychology too wiffy waffy at times. However, the lab work and difficulty of neuroscience is putting me off. Also i'm aware I can choose more science heavy modules in Psychology and do a neuroscience masters later if I really wanted to. What should I do? I know I will never make my mind up as this has been on my mind for months now and I need to send my application off soon.

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I'm submitting my UCAS form tomorrow but im stuck on one decision. Psychology BSc at Bristol or Psychology and Neuroscience MSci at Bristol? I have always wanted to study psychology, but since starting sixth form learning about the biology behind psychiatric disorders is what i'm interested in most. However, I am purely interested in the neuroscience of behaviour. I am not that interested in the rest of neuroscience like degenerative disorders, molecular lab work. I hate lab work and practicals, but i love learning theory work. I also don't really like chemistry or maths, and these are putting me off neuroscience. I am not that interested in cognitive or social psychology though because I love empirical evidence and proof (I am doing all science A levels) and can find psychology too wiffy waffy at times. However, the lab work and difficulty of neuroscience is putting me off. Also i'm aware I can choose more science heavy modules in Psychology and do a neuroscience masters later if I really wanted to. What should I do? I know I will never make my mind up as this has been on my mind for months now and I need to send my application off soon.

Thank you!
Ring up Bristol and explain that you’re having trouble deciding which to apply to. Ask if there’s any options to swap between the courses after applying or when you start studying there.

If there’s no flexibility then at least you can apply with your eyes open.

From what you’ve written it sounds like you’re edging towards psychology
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I think you're underestimating the level of neuroscience and 'evidence' in a psych undergrad degree. Apart from one social psych module the rest of my modules at UCL were all brain based
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I'm submitting my UCAS form tomorrow but im stuck on one decision. Psychology BSc at Bristol or Psychology and Neuroscience MSci at Bristol? I have always wanted to study psychology, but since starting sixth form learning about the biology behind psychiatric disorders is what i'm interested in most. However, I am purely interested in the neuroscience of behaviour. I am not that interested in the rest of neuroscience like degenerative disorders, molecular lab work. I hate lab work and practicals, but i love learning theory work. I also don't really like chemistry or maths, and these are putting me off neuroscience. I am not that interested in cognitive or social psychology though because I love empirical evidence and proof (I am doing all science A levels) and can find psychology too wiffy waffy at times. However, the lab work and difficulty of neuroscience is putting me off. Also i'm aware I can choose more science heavy modules in Psychology and do a neuroscience masters later if I really wanted to. What should I do? I know I will never make my mind up as this has been on my mind for months now and I need to send my application off soon.

Thank you!
If you are leaning towards psychology, I'd go for that. If you want to go into a career in psychology, a BPS accredited psychology degree will be necessary. Also, you could then look at neuroscience as a postgraduate qualification.

As well, psychology is a scientific subject, so even in social and cognitive psychology, a lot of emphasis is on empirical research.

Hope this helps a little!
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