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Newcastle or manchester uni for psychology??!!

I have until june to make up my mind. If i achieve 3 AAA i will be eligible for Newcastle first year. However I applied for Manchester Foundation year because It hadn't crossed my mind when i was choosing my 5 UCAS options and so my only option for manchester was foundation year which requires A-levels at BBC. Newcastle and manchester are both in the russel group. However, manchester is ranked quite a bit higher being 38th worldwide while Newcastle being 110th. They are both good rankings but i cant help but feel like manchester is better , especially that i feel like it may have more international recognition than Newcastle. Nevertheless, i find Newcastle to be a friendly city and a lovely campus and to add on, if i achieve the grades AAA i will be able to enter first year ( not a foundation yr like Manchester) and it is still a really good university. However on the other hand despite being ranked really high, i will still have to take the foundation year as i missed applying for first year before the deadline and i feel like it might be a waste of my time of doing foundation in things i already know. i don't know what to choose or pick. if anyone could say their input and tell me more about their own experiences at either universities please do!!
Hi
I picked Newcastle of all the uni’s i looked at - maybe my reasons would help you think about which choice is best for you.
One of the Uni’s open days I attended made it clear that for the British psychology society accreditation at years 1 and 2 will be virtually the same. Therefore I looked at the Yr 3 option modules to see which uni offered the type of modules I feel I would currently be interested in but that there was also plenty of choice should Yrs 1 and 2 change my mind about the direction I feel I’d like to go after uni. For example, Newcastle has sport psychology options I would really like to do in year 3 currently. I was also impressed by the Masters options offered in psychology after.
I really liked the vibe of the campus and also the town and surrounding areas.
For me sport provision in the sport I play was an important feature so that was another plus for Newcastle for me.
That’s how I chose, maybe some of those thoughts help you.
Financially I would be keen to enter at yr 1 rather than foundation to save a years worth of further debt. I’m nervous about getting the grades but I put Newcastle as my firm and insured with another uni that offered one grade less.
Hope this helps
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Original post by Anonymous
Hi
I picked Newcastle of all the uni’s i looked at - maybe my reasons would help you think about which choice is best for you.
One of the Uni’s open days I attended made it clear that for the British psychology society accreditation at years 1 and 2 will be virtually the same. Therefore I looked at the Yr 3 option modules to see which uni offered the type of modules I feel I would currently be interested in but that there was also plenty of choice should Yrs 1 and 2 change my mind about the direction I feel I’d like to go after uni. For example, Newcastle has sport psychology options I would really like to do in year 3 currently. I was also impressed by the Masters options offered in psychology after.
I really liked the vibe of the campus and also the town and surrounding areas.
For me sport provision in the sport I play was an important feature so that was another plus for Newcastle for me.
That’s how I chose, maybe some of those thoughts help you.
Financially I would be keen to enter at yr 1 rather than foundation to save a years worth of further debt. I’m nervous about getting the grades but I put Newcastle as my firm and insured with another uni that offered one grade less.
Hope this helps

thank you so much for ur reply, do update me on ur grades and the university u end up choosing it would be nice to already know someone going if i decide to!!

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