US Student’s Guide To Choosing The Best UK Psychology Degree Program

Dec 30, 2015 11:30:00 PM

For Psychology students, the market can become pretty crowded with universities at home and abroad offering you a fantastic, but confusing, wide selection of degrees to suit you.

With so much variation for this broad subject, just how do you go about choosing the right degree for you? Using our three step process below, learn to filter out all the noise and simply choose your preferred UK Psychology degree below:

1 – Choose subjects you’re interested in

You should always choose the degree based on your interests and how it can help you achieve your dream career. That means going through each university that offers a Psychology degree and researching the classes they teach.

While some degrees will require you to complete mostly mandatory modules, others will be more flexible, giving you the choice on what to study. Remember, every class name and outline is slightly different depending upon the university you’re researching, so be thorough and keep notes of your findings.

2 – Deciding to become a specialist

If you’re unsure on what job you want at the end of your degree, studying Psychology gives you the opportunity to choose from a wide range of career paths. For those who know exactly what they want to do, Psychology degrees in the UK give you the opportunity to become a specialist.

Whether you’re interested in clinical, sports, forensic or health psychology, UK universities offer you the platform to a better and more constructed degree around your career aspirations.

3 – Pick the perfect location

You are going to be spending a long time in the UK – at least 12 months if you’re a grad student, so it’s really important to choose a location that suits you and is fun at the same time!

When choosing to study in the UK, the fantastic range of great universities means choosing a preferred location can become the deciding factor on where you choose to go. So…

  • Do you want to live in a busy urban city?
  • Do you want to study next to the seaside?
  • Would you prefer to complete your degree in the English countryside?

More help required…

Before you spend hours going through university websites and countless days on Google Maps checking out UK cities from above, why not speak to the Across The Pond Advisor team to make the task a little easier.

We can discuss things like the ideal degree program at the best university for you, entry requirements, student accommodation, finances and any other questions or worries you may have – so get in touch today.


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