Does Imperial College London teach Psychology?

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I was considering applying to ICL but I couldn't find any information on their psychology undergraduate degrees on their courses tab. Could you let me know if ICL does psychology?
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It's a STEM university and only has STEM courses, so nope, they don't have psychology

In general though, every univeristy only teaches courses that are listed on their website.
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It's a STEM university and only has STEM courses, so nope, they don't have psychology

In general though, every univeristy only teaches courses that are listed on their website.
Wait, isn't psychology considered STEM?
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Wait, isn't psychology considered STEM?
The S stands more for natural sciences whereas psychology is more of a social science.
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Wait, isn't psychology considered STEM?
Depends who you ask.

(Original post by JustSomeGuy:/)
The S stands more for natural sciences whereas psychology is more of a social science.
As above, it depends who you ask. Psychology at Oxford, Cambridge, and UCL is heavily experimental and oriented towards neuroscience interests. Those courses are pretty "natural sciences" in style (psychology at Cambridge previously was primarily taught via the natural sciences tripos for quite a while I believe) as a result. LSE on the other hand, being a specialist social sciences institution, focuses much more on the social (and behavioural) science side of the subject.

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I was considering applying to ICL but I couldn't find any information on their psychology undergraduate degrees on their courses tab. Could you let me know if ICL does psychology?
If it's not on their degree programmes list then it's not taught there. Not all universities teach all degrees - there are only two places in the UK where you can study Sanskrit, for example Since Imperial don't have a department of psychology as far as I'm aware, it follows they wouldn't offer a psychology degree...they do teach neuroscience but not as a standalone degree for undergraduates.
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Assuming you didn't read artful_lounger's post...?
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psychology is pretty much pseudoscience so no
why are you the way that you are
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The S stands more for natural sciences whereas psychology is more of a social science.
Well, psychology is still considered a STEM. It isn't mostly social science, it also focuses on Stats and biological views depending on which type of psychology you pick.

For someone who doing biopsychology or neuropsychology, it would definitely be a STEM as it is more science-related, instead of educational psychology.
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Depends who you ask.



As above, it depends who you ask. Psychology at Oxford, Cambridge, and UCL is heavily experimental and oriented towards neuroscience interests. Those courses are pretty "natural sciences" in style (psychology at Cambridge previously was primarily taught via the natural sciences tripos for quite a while I believe) as a result. LSE on the other hand, being a specialist social sciences institution, focuses much more on the social (and behavioural) science side of the subject.



If it's not on their degree programmes list then it's not taught there. Not all universities teach all degrees - there are only two places in the UK where you can study Sanskrit, for example Since Imperial don't have a department of psychology as far as I'm aware, it follows they wouldn't offer a psychology degree...they do teach neuroscience but not as a standalone degree for undergraduates.
Oh okay, thank you!
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Well, psychology is still considered a STEM. It isn't mostly social science, it also focuses on Stats and biological views depending on which type of psychology you pick.

For someone who doing biopsychology or neuropsychology, it would definitely be a STEM as it is more science-related, instead of educational psychology.
Psychology is psychology. Whilst a university course may be more orientated towards a particular branch of it, it is all the same subject. What exactly do you think educational psychologists practise? They’re applied psychologists. Whilst they’re typically not doing experiments on a day to day basis, they’re clinicians working in educational contexts. They have PhDs, they apply the same statistics in their research, they test clinical hypotheses in their working lives and they work with clinical populations. This is like saying doctors aren’t scientists.

And psychology is considered STEM. It’s covered under the same funding exemptions that other STEM subjects are if you want to take a second undergraduate degree. Medicine, interestingly enough, is not. Just because Imperial doesn’t offer it doesn’t mean the subject of psychology somehow diminishes in status. Harvard, Oxford and Cambridge do. Means nothing.
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I was considering applying to ICL but I couldn't find any information on their psychology undergraduate degrees on their courses tab. Could you let me know if ICL does psychology?
Hi!

I'm afraid Imperial indeed does not offer psychology.

All the best with your applications!
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LSE offers it, I think.
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