What should a budding clinical psychologist do?

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Context: Im in Y12 and starting to think about applying to unis. Im not entirely sure what the difference is between MSci and BSc + MSc, should i go for something like MSci Applied Psychology Clinical or BSc Psychology Clinical Psychology and Mental Health and then MSc Clinical Psychology. Im applying for both, but if i get both which is better for my career?
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Hiya,

I am currently studying advanced applied psychology MSci. I am going into my 4th and final year.

MSci means you'll come out with a master's but it is taught as an integrated course - you do not come out with both a BSc and an MSc. The beauty of an MSci is that student finance sees it as an undergraduate course so it'll be fully funded.

In terms of your career pathway, either option you choose will set you up nicely in your journey to becoming a clinical psychologist. Just ensure that the courses you apply for are accredited by the BPS. Also, consider if the courses offer placement (clinical usually does). If you don't want to narrow down your options (who knows you might do a module on tech usability and find that to be a new passion!) it could be worth applying for a psychology MSc which isn't specialised in the clinical pathway. But it seems like you have a good direction and plan of action!

I hope this is helpful!

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Rylee
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(Original post by ChichesterStuRep)
Hiya,

I am currently studying advanced applied psychology MSci. I am going into my 4th and final year.

MSci means you'll come out with a master's but it is taught as an integrated course - you do not come out with both a BSc and an MSc. The beauty of an MSci is that student finance sees it as an undergraduate course so it'll be fully funded.

In terms of your career pathway, either option you choose will set you up nicely in your journey to becoming a clinical psychologist. Just ensure that the courses you apply for are accredited by the BPS. Also, consider if the courses offer placement (clinical usually does). If you don't want to narrow down your options (who knows you might do a module on tech usability and find that to be a new passion!) it could be worth applying for a psychology MSc which isn't specialised in the clinical pathway. But it seems like you have a good direction and plan of action!

I hope this is helpful!

Best of luck,
Rylee
3rd Year Advanced Applied Psychology Student
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Thank youuuu this was so helpful
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I think you should do both MSc and BSc if you can manage you can do it
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