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The title may appear quite dramatic but I’m in quite a pickle, im starting 3rd year in a social sciences degree but have only recently realised there’s no psychology (my pride and joy) in the degree! Having done social sciences from level 4 at college it has always had psychology in it and i had no idea they would part ways now.

This degree is basically useless to me and the psychology course at the uni I’m going to is full, im wondering what my options are at this rate like just apply again next year? Do the degree this year and apply to the other degree next year? Like what can i do💔
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(Original post by Deeboy1)
The title may appear quite dramatic but I’m in quite a pickle, im starting 3rd year in a social sciences degree but have only recently realised there’s no psychology (my pride and joy) in the degree! Having done social sciences from level 4 at college it has always had psychology in it and i had no idea they would part ways now.

This degree is basically useless to me and the psychology course at the uni I’m going to is full, im wondering what my options are at this rate like just apply again next year? Do the degree this year and apply to the other degree next year? Like what can i do💔
Why do you want psychology in your degree? Is it for a specific career?
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I don’t really understand what’s going on.
So your about to enter 3rd year on social sciences and you want to transfer to do psychology from year 1 at another uni but it’s full?
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Why do you want psychology in your degree? Is it for a specific career?
It’s what I enjoy the most out of all the social sciences, whereas in the social science degree its just history, politics and criminology two of which i loathe😂
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It’s what I enjoy the most out of all the social sciences, whereas in the social science degree its just history, politics and criminology two of which i loathe😂
2 years into a degree is quite late to change - and will be difficult to fund.
If you withdraw now and restart a full time degree in first year then you wont get any tuition fee loan for the first year of the new course.
If you complete your current degree then you wont get any funding at all (fees or living costs) for a second degree in psychology.

Arranging a transfer with only a couple of months will be tricky so you're looking at a gap year if you choose not to continue on your current course - do you have a plan for what you would do in that time?
Do you have any plans for what you'd like to do after university?
Do you think you could complete your current degree to a good standard and look at masters courses in psychology as an alternative option?
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I agree with PQ. You could do a masters psychology conversion course after completing your current undergraduate course.
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Hey Deeboy1! I'm inclined to agree with PQ & Phoenixfeather. Try to make the most of the degree you're currently studying and turn your focus to a Postgraduate qualification after you've completed. In the meantime, can you get stuck in with any Psychology societies or anything like that? I know it's not the same at all but this could at least give you some sort of connection with the subject you love while you're waiting to pick it up again...

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2 years into a degree is quite late to change - and will be difficult to fund.
If you withdraw now and restart a full time degree in first year then you wont get any tuition fee loan for the first year of the new course.
If you complete your current degree then you wont get any funding at all (fees or living costs) for a second degree in psychology.

Arranging a transfer with only a couple of months will be tricky so you're looking at a gap year if you choose not to continue on your current course - do you have a plan for what you would do in that time?
Do you have any plans for what you'd like to do after university?
Do you think you could complete your current degree to a good standard and look at masters courses in psychology as an alternative option?
I’m just starting uni i was previously at college you see doing HN’s, but yeah the post graduate option seems really promising, thanks for the advice!
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I agree with PQ. You could do a masters psychology conversion course after completing your current undergraduate course.
Quite relieved now knowing thats an option, cheers!
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Hey Deeboy1! I'm inclined to agree with PQ & Phoenixfeather. Try to make the most of the degree you're currently studying and turn your focus to a Postgraduate qualification after you've completed. In the meantime, can you get stuck in with any Psychology societies or anything like that? I know it's not the same at all but this could at least give you some sort of connection with the subject you love while you're waiting to pick it up again...

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Thanks for the advice!😝
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