Your Guide to Psychology

March 10, 2018

What is Psychology? 

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind to understand individuals and groups through general principles. 

 

WHY STUDY PSYCHOLOGY?

- Psychology allows you to understand the principles of what makes people to think and behave.

- Improve your social skills → these skills are very useful in the future ( Eg. job interviews, workplace relationships, etc.)

- You will learn how to think critically.

- Job opportunities → psychologist, counsellor, teaching, advertising, career advisor, market research and etc.

 

IB REQUIREMENTS:

HIGHER LEVEL → Taking HL Psychology and Biology will really help you in pursuing psychology in the future. If you can, it would be better for you to consider taking HL Chemistry or English as well.IB 

 

STANDARD LEVEL → Maths ( some universities require you to take SL Maths instead of Maths studies ), second language, humanities, science...

 

Best recommended ;

  • Higher Level

  • Psychology

  • Biology

  • Chemistry (You can also choose another subject if you want as Chemistry would be beneficial, but not necessary)

 

Standard Level

  • English

  • Maths

  • Language ( French, Japanese, Spanish…  )

 

BEST UNIVERSITIES TO STUDY PSYCHOLOGY: 
in the uk
 
1.University of St. Andrews 
Entrance requirements: 
 
No specific subjects required,
 
 
IB score → 35 to 38
 
 
For more information: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/subjects/psychology/
 
 
 
 
 2.University of Cambridge
 
 
Entrance requirements: 
 

IB score → 40 to 42, with 7,7,6 in Higher Level subjects.

 
  • Applicants may be required to achieve 7 in a particular subject(s), depending on individual circumstances.

  • Please note that for these purposes, Standard Level subjects will satisfy AS Level subject requirements, and Higher Level subjects will satisfy A Level subject requirements.

For more information: https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/
 
 
 3.University College London
 
Entrance requirements: 
 

IB score → minimum 34, with a combined score of 16 achieved in three higher level subjects with no grade lower than 5. However, many of the programmes have higher entry requirements than this.

 

For more information: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/pals/study

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other good universities to study psychology in the UK: 
  • University of Bath

  • University of Oxford

  • Loughborough University

  • Durham University

 

BEST UNIVERSITIES TO STUDY PSYCHOLOGY: 
in the us
 

 

 

 1. Stanford University 

 

 

 

Entry Requirements

 

SAT range → 1450 - 1590

ACT range → 31 - 35

 

For more information: https://psychology.stanford.edu/

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. University of California, Los Angeles 

 

 

 

Entry Requirements

SAT range → 13700 - 1500

ACT range → 27 - 33

 

For more information: https://www.psych.ucla.edu/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other good universities to study psychology in the US ;

  • University of California-Los Angeles

  • Washington University-St. Louis

  • Vanderbilt University

  • Princeton University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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