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Do psychology or geography count as STEM subjects?
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EDIT: bit of a debate between countries as to whether psychology is or not, I don't think it is, but geography is definitely not
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Do psychology or geography count as STEM subjects?
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Do psychology or geography count as STEM subjects?
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Not for geography and I think you're confusing it with geology. For psychology, it depends but it's much easier to differentiate at degree level as Bsc do but BA dont
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Not all science degrees require STEM A-Levels as such, rather they require 'science subjects'.
It completely depends on what course your applying for and what university your applying to. For example, for entry onto BSc Biology, Exeter will accept both A-Level psychology and Geography as science subjects.

Outside the biological sciences, I don't think psychology would be accepted as a science for many universities .
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Science(Natural science), Technology, Engineering, Maths = STEM.

Geography isn't any of those.
Psychology is a social science (Psychology, Economics, Political), not a natural science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics) so it's not really considered STEM.
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To what end? In specific contexts they may be, but usually aren't. Psychology generally is potentially accepted as being an experimental science but not necessarily a natural science. Neuroscience, which overlaps with psychology, is a STEM subject. Geography isn't as far as academia is concerned, although "physical geography" has some overlap with the earth sciences which all variously fall under the STEM umbrella.

However, for UK degree admissions both can be considered a "science" subject potentially by some courses. Psychology degrees often specify they will consider A-level Psychology as a science subject when offered with (an)other natural science/maths subject(s), and earth sciences/geology degrees likewise with A-level Geography. However usually if a course specifies it requires a science subject (or subjects), it means the core sciences (physics, chemistry, biology) and sometimes may include maths (and further maths) in that grouping as well.
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At my university, there is the opportunity to study both Psychology and Geography (undergrad) as either humanities/social science degrees (MA) or 'science' degrees (BSc).

However, in terms of A-Level, I'd say neither are normally considered to be STEM subjects.
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Nahhhh, not really.
I can understand the confusion with psychology but geography is a big no no
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