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Hi all,

I am struggling to decide between taking a degree in psychology or financial maths or statistics. My career goals is to work in fraud prevention. I so lowish I could do a financial maths and psychology joint honours but cannot seem to find a course that matches.

Thoughts and recommendations? TIA
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Hi there, I am also thinking of doing a Psychology joint honours. Some options for flexible unis with many joint degree options are: University of St Andrews, University of Glasgow, and in general Scottish universities are very flexible. However, another option is going for a the Arts and Sciences degree at UCL, where you can major/minor in Psychology and Statistics. I hope this helps and good luck! Whether in doubt, there is lots of statistics involved in Psychology anyways and is very applicable to many careers (but I'm very biased)!
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(Original post by smallandcute)
Hi all,

I am struggling to decide between taking a degree in psychology or financial maths or statistics. My career goals is to work in fraud prevention. I so lowish I could do a financial maths and psychology joint honours but cannot seem to find a course that matches.

Thoughts and recommendations? TIA
Hey smallandcute Considering Scottish unis is a really good way to have an extra bit of flexibility in your degree, as karolina.green has suggested! We normally teach degrees in 4 years rather than 3, meaning your first couple of years can be really broad based and expose you to lots of different subjects. We offer a BA in Psychology & Maths - and some elective options in Maths include Stochastics & Financial Econometrics (Year 3) and Modelling & Simulation with Applications to Financial Derivatives (Year 4) which might be of interest to you and your interest in Financial Maths! I have to confess that I'm by no means a Mathematics expert but the course is really flexible and covers lots of areas that might intrigue you You've also got an opportunity to do a Psychology based work placement in your final year as the course is taught within the Humanities & Social Sciences department. You can check out the course content here: https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/und...gymathematics/

Hope that helps a little bit! Let me know if I can answer any other questions. I'm sure you'll love wherever you pick to study!!

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