Study psychology without maths requirement

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Demons999
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Hello, so I'm looking to study psychology preferably in Scotland but England is fine too. However every university I've contacted seem to want a national 5 maths or higher qualification as a requirement to study psychology, which doesn't make sense to me because there's barley any maths involved in psychology other than statistics and what not, and it's not a requirement in most other countries either. I'm really taking psychology because I absolutely hate maths. Not gifted in it.

So I'm pretty terrible at maths and looked over the national 5 maths book and yeah, not doing that.. is there a way to study a psychology undergraduate degree without any maths involved?
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What subjects do I need for psychology..........
Psychology majors need a solid background in topics such as life science, social science, math, and communication. Concentrating your studies on such topics during high school will help give you the knowledge you need to succeed as a psychology major.


Had you looked at other universities entry requirements for this as I think you'll need maths for it at whatever university you goto........
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Research methods and statistics form a huge part of a psychology degree - you'll study at least one module each year on different types of analysis, data collection and how to use statistical software. Unfortunately, maths will always play a large role in psychology - it's not something a lot of psychology students or psychologists themselves enjoy, but it's a necessary evil in terms of research.

The issue with doing a psychology degree without a maths requirement is that it'll probably be a BA rather than a BSc and therefore less likely to provide graduate membership of the BPS on completion, which is necessary to progress in psychology - every postgraduate course will ask for a BPS accredited degree, as will every assistant psychologist post.
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Hello Demons999

I've just completed my MSc Psychology course, and mathematics skills are very important, although you do spend little time actually sitting down doing the mathematics yourself. In Psychology (and Sociology too) you use programs such as SPSS which is a statistical analysis package a bit like Microsoft Excel. You need to understand what is going on rather than adding up a lot of numbers on paper.

Having the mathematics requirement for a Psychology course will also improve your general employability

Marc
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