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Which is better, and are both essay subjects and good for law?
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Sociology is more of an essay subject than Psychology but is less well respected (really easy A level). The only essay aspect of Psychology is the 16 markers which are generally more analytical in terms of evaluating research but that is pretty much the only essay aspect of Psychology
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Sociology is more of an essay subject than Psychology but is less well respected (really easy A level). The only essay aspect of Psychology is the 16 markers which are generally more analytical in terms of evaluating research but that is pretty much the only essay aspect of Psychology
Which is better for law?
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Which is better for law?
Psychology is better for Law.
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They're both great subjects and both great for law too. Just depends what you like better - if you prefer to study the mind or the society.
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law aren't really fussed about a level subjects as such, soc and psych both give you good skills needed, and yes they're both essay subjects however soc is more oriented around essay writing
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Both good. Psychology is content-heavy, essay questions are harder than English Literature at GCSE. You'll do a lot of them in your second year. Very scientific too, a tiny bit of Maths involved. I don't do Sociology so I don't know much about it.
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Technically, there are no required subjects for law other than having at least 1 essay subject.
In order to stand a better chance of being accepted, more 'academic' essay subjects like History, English Literature, Psychology or a modern foreign language are good to take. If you are into a non-essay based subject like Maths, you can still take it but the other two subjects will preferably be essay-based for a Law application.
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Hello!

I have a BA Hons in Sociology and an MSc in Psychology. I would say that either is good, however, I know quite a few people who went into law and they said that psychology felt a more natural fit with their learning styles and the requirements of the course. Psychology often involves a greater recollection of key aspects of experiments, and a good memory for specific detail will be great for law

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For Law - there are NO required subjects and neither of these will give you any advantage over the other.
Pick 3 subjects where you feel confident of A grades, because that IS what will matter.
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(Original post by Idk131)
Sociology is more of an essay subject than Psychology but is less well respected (really easy A level).
Total rubbish.
Spciology is a very well respoected A level subject as it is essay-bassed, involves text/analytical skills and introduces many importatant concepts to students - and is not 'easier' than any other subject.
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(Original post by rosy_posy)
Psychology is better for Law.
sociology is because its more essay writting
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Neither are 'better'.
If they were, Unis would specify 'must have an A level in ..... ' etc for Law - and they don't.
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Psychology is better for Law.
Absolutely untrue. Neither one is better than the other
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sociology is because its more essay writting
Where do you hear this **** lol
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Absolutely untrue. Neither one is better than the other
Psychology is generally considered a stronger A-level than Sociology. This doesn't mean to say that doing either subject would make much difference to the strength of a Law application, though.
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Psychology is generally considered a stronger A-level than Sociology. This doesn't mean to say that doing either subject would make much difference to the strength of a Law application, though.
No it isn’t at all lol. Where is your evidence
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No it isn’t at all lol. Where is your evidence
It's the view of the subjects that people have. Psychology is considered to be a harder subject than Sociology, so people take it more seriously. Really it's just opinion
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(Original post by rosy_posy)
It's the view of the subjects that people have. Psychology is considered to be a harder subject than Sociology, so people take it more seriously. Really it's just opinion
I didn’t think either were taken seriously tbh
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I didn’t think either were taken seriously tbh
Psychology has links with biology and is based on scientific experiments. Sociology is more theoretical and isn't linked to any of the sciences. So psych is taken more seriously because of that.
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