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Hi,
I am currently applying for psychology and also consider St. Andrews but am struggling with choosing either the Faculty of Science or Arts.
I will probably want to do my masters in forensic psychology or clinical psychology but could also imagine to go into research. I heard a lot that the BSc in Psychology was way more acknowledged and useful, what do you know about it?
Also, I enjoy both Science and Arts subjects even though I supposed I may prefer some language and philosophy or so but what kind of science subjects is reasonable to study alongside psychology and does e.g. neuroscience or biology help?
Thanks a lot!
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(Original post by titania_n)
Hi,
I am currently applying for psychology and also consider St. Andrews but am struggling with choosing either the Faculty of Science or Arts.
I will probably want to do my masters in forensic psychology or clinical psychology but could also imagine to go into research. I heard a lot that the BSc in Psychology was way more acknowledged and useful, what do you know about it?
Also, I enjoy both Science and Arts subjects even though I supposed I may prefer some language and philosophy or so but what kind of science subjects is reasonable to study alongside psychology and does e.g. neuroscience or biology help?
Thanks a lot!
Hey, both the MA and BSc Psychology are 100% identical, with the sole exception that in your first year your non-psych modules have to be either mostly science or mostly arts. So for example if you choose the BSc, you could do Psych, Biology and History, but you couldn't do Psych, English and History.

In my first year i did psych, bio and economics. i personally would say that although the non-social side of psych does get very biological, you can get away without doing biology as well, although it did help for the neuroscience aspects of the psychology course. I think the principle (that i normally disagree with) of 'do what you enjoy' applies here.

Make sure you take advantage of the 4 year degree's three summer holidays to pack in as much work experience (ideally related and non-related) as possible
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Hey, both the MA and BSc Psychology are 100% identical, with the sole exception that in your first year your non-psych modules have to be either mostly science or mostly arts. So for example if you choose the BSc, you could do Psych, Biology and History, but you couldn't do Psych, English and History.

In my first year i did psych, bio and economics. i personally would say that although the non-social side of psych does get very biological, you can get away without doing biology as well, although it did help for the neuroscience aspects of the psychology course. I think the principle (that i normally disagree with) of 'do what you enjoy' applies here.

Make sure you take advantage of the 4 year degree's three summer holidays to pack in as much work experience (ideally related and non-related) as possible.
Thanks a lot, that's good advise!!
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