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Hi,

Posted this on the Psychology forum as well. I'm an EU student and while filling the rest of my UCAS application I started doubting my choices. I'm applying for Psychology and Psychology & Counselling skills both in Aberdeen.

I'm starting to wonder whether that is smart or if I should instead apply to another university as my fifth place instead of psych&counselling. Which would increase my chances of getting accepted to uni?

Applying in Scotland, my list includes Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Stirling and Strathclyde. All for MA or BSc Psychology. If I would pick a fifth uni in Scotland, which would be best? Grades are not good enough for Glasgow or St Andrews.

Thanks in advance!
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(Original post by smem12)
Hi,

Posted this on the Psychology forum as well. I'm an EU student and while filling the rest of my UCAS application I started doubting my choices. I'm applying for Psychology and Psychology & Counselling skills both in Aberdeen.

I'm starting to wonder whether that is smart or if I should instead apply to another university as my fifth place instead of psych&counselling. Which would increase my chances of getting accepted to uni?

Applying in Scotland, my list includes Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Stirling and Strathclyde. All for MA or BSc Psychology. If I would pick a fifth uni in Scotland, which would be best? Grades are not good enough for Glasgow or St Andrews.

Thanks in advance!
From what I can tell, applying to two courses from the same uni doesn’t affect chances. I did back when I did undergrad and I’m pretty sure I got both offers. Good luck, whatever you choose to do!
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i was considering doing this when i applied but then i realised that the uni will probably be okay with you changing courses since they’re both similar, so you might as well try and find a 5th one as it won’t affect your chances of getting in!!
as for which one i don’t know coz idk nothing about scotland or psychology degrees lmao
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(Original post by smem12)
Hi,

Posted this on the Psychology forum as well. I'm an EU student and while filling the rest of my UCAS application I started doubting my choices. I'm applying for Psychology and Psychology & Counselling skills both in Aberdeen.

I'm starting to wonder whether that is smart or if I should instead apply to another university as my fifth place instead of psych&counselling. Which would increase my chances of getting accepted to uni?

Applying in Scotland, my list includes Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Stirling and Strathclyde. All for MA or BSc Psychology. If I would pick a fifth uni in Scotland, which would be best? Grades are not good enough for Glasgow or St Andrews.

Thanks in advance!
It is a bad idea to do this, it will not increase your chances to get in as the entry requirements uniform for their psyc courses. I'm not sure of this, but is psyc and counseling not a specialisation that you get to choose from anyway on the last year?
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It is a bad idea to do this, it will not increase your chances to get in as the entry requirements uniform for their psyc courses. I'm not sure of this, but is psyc and counseling not a specialisation that you get to choose from anyway on the last year?
Thank you for your answer! In psyc and counselling the counselling courses start from the first year but I'm sure that I could take those courses as a minor anyway in MA Psychology. Maybe I will try to find a fifth university option

Any ideas on Scottish universities? Dundee keeps coming up but their ranking in psychology is not the best, overall ranking is great though.. And Abertay's ranking in psychology is good but the overall ranking is not that good.
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Thank you for your answer! In psyc and counselling the counselling courses start from the first year but I'm sure that I could take those courses as a minor anyway in MA Psychology. Maybe I will try to find a fifth university option

Any ideas on Scottish universities? Dundee keeps coming up but their ranking in psychology is not the best, overall ranking is great though.. And Abertay's ranking in psychology is good but the overall ranking is not that good.
I wasn't saying that it starts in the third year, I'm saying that in the third year of uni cources, they will generally give you the option to specialise and do your optional modules in one area. For example, in Southampton uni, you can apply for aerospace engineering and you can apply for aerospace engineering with spacecraft engineering. They are both the same course but aerospace engineering is the course where you don't choose your specialisation until the third year.

I dont know much about Scottish unis though
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I wasn't saying that it starts in the third year, I'm saying that in the third year of uni cources, they will generally give you the option to specialise and do your optional modules in one area. For example, in Southampton uni, you can apply for aerospace engineering and you can apply for aerospace engineering with spacecraft engineering. They are both the same course but aerospace engineering is the course where you don't choose your specialisation until the third year.

I dont know much about Scottish unis though
Yes, in Scotland you start optional modules during your first year and you can choose to specialise at some point during your studies as well. Just need to make sure I get into university first
Was just wondering about double applying to the same uni if one of the courses I apply to is less popular. Would I have a better chance in getting into the less popular one even with the same base conditions?
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