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hi , Im picking all humanities for a levels and I need to pick a science as a plan b .. would psychology count?
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Some universities do see Psychology as science. It really does depend on the university.

It won’t get you into a science course on its own if that’s what you are asking. You will need a ‘hard’ science from Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
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Generally, it's not held to be a science, but you should contact the admissions teams of the universities you want to apply to and ask them if it's sufficient.
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hi , Im picking all humanities for a levels and I need to pick a science as a plan b .. would psychology count?
What unis are you applying for? It's a wierd one because it's kind of a science but also like a social science. What uni(s) do you want to go to? I want to go to UCL to do psychology and I know it's very 'scientific' there, but not sure about other unis
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It's generally not considered a science, but you should check the websites of the universities you're considering.
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It's a social science, not a hard science like bio/chem. It's on the same branch as political science, anthropology etc
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My uni it's classed as science, it's a BSc. I think that the difference is that it is stats heavy. However, they also offer the same modules as a BA, so doesn't make much sense to me.
From what I've seen at some other unis, some place less emphasis on stats, which would put it with sociology in the arts dept.
Psychology was a social science at A level but wouldn't get you into any of the 3 hard sciences.
Hope that made some sort of sense.
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a lot of universities now class a “science” subject to be: maths/fm, bio, chem, physics, psychology or geography. *depending on the course you’re applying for.
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(Original post by holaseñor)
What unis are you applying for? It's a wierd one because it's kind of a science but also like a social science. What uni(s) do you want to go to? I want to go to UCL to do psychology and I know it's very 'scientific' there, but not sure about other unis
- most universities count psychology as as science (including UCL)
- I got into UCL psych with psych as my online science A-level
- if the degree is BPS accredited, it will be quite science heavy wherever you go (some more so than others, I believe UCL is quite up there with its neuroscience heavy course)
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(Original post by Noodlzzz)
- most universities count psychology as as science (including UCL)
- I got into UCL psych with psych as my online science A-level
- if the degree is BPS accredited, it will be quite science heavy wherever you go (some more so than others, I believe UCL is quite up there with its neuroscience heavy course)
We have neuroscience too, I actually forgot about that.
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We have neuroscience too, I actually forgot about that.
sorry I meant psych degree but with neuroscience heavy elements!
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sorry I meant psych degree but with neuroscience heavy elements!
That's what I meant. Haha. I do psych with neuroscience and stats. I forgot, we haven't gone back yet.
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