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I'm interest in both degrees however I would like to do a masters and was wondering if I was at a disadvantage by studying a dual degree
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I'm interest in both degrees however I would like to do a masters and was wondering if I was at a disadvantage by studying a dual degree
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With psychology you want to check whether the course is accredited by the BPS (British Psychological Society) - often combined degrees with psychology are not accredited because they don't cover all the key content for the accreditation. If you wish to work as a psychologist you will need an accredited degree, if you do not, then you don't need to worry about the course being accredited. You also do not need a masters in Psychology if your undergrad course is accredited by the BPS, you can go straight onto a doctorate if you wish.

I wouldn't say combined degrees are any harder or more challenging, if anything they are more interesting because of the variety of subject matter you cover through out your course. Psychology and sociology compliment each other very well and cover some very interesting topics!

I hope this helps you out

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Hi!

With psychology you want to check whether the course is accredited by the BPS (British Psychological Society) - often combined degrees with psychology are not accredited because they don't cover all the key content for the accreditation. If you wish to work as a psychologist you will need an accredited degree, if you do not, then you don't need to worry about the course being accredited. You also do not need a masters in Psychology if your undergrad course is accredited by the BPS, you can go straight onto a doctorate if you wish.

I wouldn't say combined degrees are any harder or more challenging, if anything they are more interesting because of the variety of subject matter you cover through out your course. Psychology and sociology compliment each other very well and cover some very interesting topics!

I hope this helps you out

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Thank you so much. I have just been debating between a couple of courses
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