If I want to do psych at uni do I defo need to do the a level or can I do the applied

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Can I do applied btec psych, is that also accepted the same
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Yes for the majority.

Go on potential university course pages and see what their entry requirements are.
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(For reference - you don't need to have any previous experience with psychology before applying to a uni course anyway. I never studied it before my degree!)
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While I did an A-Level in Psychology, you can still apply and be accepted into a Psychology degree without prior qualifications in that subject area, it is just an added bonus - for me, it gave me extra knowledge on general ideas in Psychology which helped me in certain modules throughout my degree! Most universities provide entry requirements in detail of what they require you to have. For example, applying for BSc Psychology at Arden requires "two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level including Maths or equivalent". From what I know, applied Psychology BTEC is the equivalent of one full A-Level and is widely recognised!

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Can I do applied btec psych, is that also accepted the same
You don't even need an A-level in psychology to do it at Uni, some would rather want their students to have some background in science, like biology or chemistry. But to answer your question, yes, most Universities do accept it. However, it's always best to check your desired Uni's entry requirements.
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Yes for the majority.

Go on potential university course pages and see what their entry requirements are.
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You don't even need an A-level in psychology to do it at Uni, some would rather want their students to have some background in science, like biology or chemistry. But to answer your question, yes, most Universities do accept it. However, it's always best to check your desired Uni's entry requirements.
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Hi there,

While I did an A-Level in Psychology, you can still apply and be accepted into a Psychology degree without prior qualifications in that subject area, it is just an added bonus - for me, it gave me extra knowledge on general ideas in Psychology which helped me in certain modules throughout my degree! Most universities provide entry requirements in detail of what they require you to have. For example, applying for BSc Psychology at Arden requires "two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level including Maths or equivalent". From what I know, applied Psychology BTEC is the equivalent of one full A-Level and is widely recognised!

Toni Bennett
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Hey! Psychology graduate here! You don’t need to have an A-level in psychology to get accepted. I didn’t have one and I got in first application. It just helps maybe? I’m unsure but universities rarely ask for it as it’s not commonly taught across the UK
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Can I do applied btec psych, is that also accepted the same
Hi there I have a Psychology degree and I never studied it at a level as it wasn’t even an option in my sixth form!
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Check the entry requirements of universities you like the look of. Most don't require any sort of specific a-level / btec, whilst some just require any science subject (such as biology or chemistry).
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Can I do applied btec psych, is that also accepted the same
well, this year I'm going to University to do Psychology with a placement year and I did Psychology in Sixth form. I guess it depends on the university and what they want in their entry requirements.
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