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Hi! So I’ve applied for a BSc psychology at OU and I’m excited to start. I already have an undergraduate degree in a social science related subject, politics (although I leant towards political philosophy and history rather than political science.) I’m wondering if taking the module: “Introducing the social sciences” Is a bit basic and would just go over familiar areas, and I should instead do “Introduction to child psychology”. I don’t intend becoming a child psychologist but may go on to the a doctorate in clinical psychology which has one year focused on child and adolescent mental health, so it might be beneficial to have some background. Has anyone taken either of these modules and can give me some advice? Is it six of one and half a dozen of the other? Also is it fine to take an elective from a different area of psychology each year, so maybe I could take a child psychology module later, or is it better to specialise? Thanks!
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I'm having the same issues. Wish someone had answered. Atm I'm registered for Social Sciences, but I've got time to change it and I'm finding it difficult to choose. I assume there'll be enough child-psychology material in the mandatory modules to see if I'd be interested in doing a related master in the future.

Based on my personal experience, I find humans to be incredibly versatile and to have remarkable skills for adaptation, some adults changing a lot within short periods of time due to experiencing major changes in their lives- despite our personalities having (mostly) been shaped during childhood.- Hence I chose social psychology in the first place. But then again, I'm still trying to find out what matters the most. I guess it's up to what you believe to be more meaningful.
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(Original post by Jonah9000)
Hi! So I’ve applied for a BSc psychology at OU and I’m excited to start. I already have an undergraduate degree in a social science related subject, politics (although I leant towards political philosophy and history rather than political science.) I’m wondering if taking the module: “Introducing the social sciences” Is a bit basic and would just go over familiar areas, and I should instead do “Introduction to child psychology”. I don’t intend becoming a child psychologist but may go on to the a doctorate in clinical psychology which has one year focused on child and adolescent mental health, so it might be beneficial to have some background. Has anyone taken either of these modules and can give me some advice? Is it six of one and half a dozen of the other? Also is it fine to take an elective from a different area of psychology each year, so maybe I could take a child psychology module later, or is it better to specialise? Thanks!
Hi!

The Social Sciences module was my least favourite. It doesn't matter which one you choose at this point. Level 1 modules are introductory.

There isn't that much in the rest of the course about child psychology. There is a bit about it in the developmental psychology part in DE200, but not much else.

Also, there is no need to specialise at this stage. You just need the BPS accredited degree, so feel free to choose which modules you like!
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