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    I am going in to college next year and need help deciding my options. I am thinking about doing a psychology degree but i still want to keep my options open...

    i'm not sure whether or not i should take maths because i'm sure it'll help me but apparently you have to really love maths to be able to take it and i don't think i do. also do i need it if i wana do psychology?

    my options for now are

    english lit
    psychology
    maths
    philosophy

    thanks in advance =)
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    No you dont have to love maths to excel at it, of course have some interest in it. Do you like problem solving? Algebra?

    yes I think you should take maths, keep your options open. For all you know you might end up wanting to do a degree in finance, economics, or even engineering!
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    You'll learn to love it :p: And although I don't think it's an explicit requirement for Psychology at any universities, it will definitely give you an advantage -- there is a lot of statistics involved, at least at uni level, but also A-level if you have to do any research coursework.
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    You don't need a real love of maths to do maths, that is only really necessary for further maths and beyond. It is very useful though.
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    A level maths is easy peasy. No actual thinking is needed lol, i'd take it and no, you don't need to love it
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    1- alevel maths is not very difficult at all
    2- it is v.important and highly recommedable for a wide range of uni courses
    3- it is useful to you with everything u do

    thus i recommend it
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    The only hard module in maths is C4, and that's more to do with the volume of material you have to learn more than it being intrinsically harder.
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    can I just say that if you're looking to do a pschology degree and want to keep your options open, I say you should also take biology.

    possibly instead of psychology a level?
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    (Original post by natalie_gs)
    No you dont have to love maths to excel at it, of course have some interest in it. Do you like problem solving? Algebra?

    yes I think you should take maths, keep your options open. For all you know you might end up wanting to do a degree in finance, economics, or even engineering!
    Providing she does physics.
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    (Original post by im so academic)
    Providing she does physics.

    true..and i am most definitely not doing physics :p:
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    why is everyone saying maths a level is easy? its only easy if you are naturally very talented at maths. And compared to other subjects like biology or geography, its a lot harder in terms of the amount of brain power used.
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    Biology would be more useful in psychology than maths IMO.
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    Biology
    Maths
    Psychology
    English Literature

    Maybe change maths for History
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    (Original post by im so academic)
    Providing she does physics.
    Well no, there are some engineering courses that don't need physics, like engineering maths at Bristol etc.
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    (Original post by JayAyy)
    Biology would be more useful in psychology than maths IMO.
    err, why?
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    I think Maths is an alright subject to take for a Psychology degree. I agree with others here that Maths is easy if you're talented at it but also there is little thinking involved - Maths involves you practising what you're taught, and other things I've forgotten to mention here :redface:
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    (Original post by Totally Tom)
    err, why?
    I'm not sure whether it would be more useful than Maths, but I'd agree that Biology is very useful in Psychology; particularly when looking at neuroanatomy, physiology, genetics and that sort of thing (of which there is a lot in the A-level at least, whether there is or not at uni level).
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    (Original post by natalie_gs)
    Well no, there are some engineering courses that don't need physics, like engineering maths at Bristol etc.
    Is that an MEng/BEng?

    And tbh, even if the course doesn't specify physics, it would be helpful imo.
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    (Original post by im so academic)
    Is that an MEng/BEng?

    And tbh, even if the course doesn't specify physics, it would be helpful imo.
    Its an MEng!

    http://www.bristol.ac.uk/prospectus/...188/admissions

    Anyway I wans't exaactly suggesting the OP go down this route, lol I was just showing him/her thier options they could have by choosing maths at A-level
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    (Original post by Totally Tom)
    err, why?
    Overlap of topics.
 
 
 
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