• Question: Is neuroscience a hard subject? How many years does it take to become a psychologist?

    Asked by Aya to Eloise, Carolyn on 18 Jan 2018.
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      Eloise Ainger answered on 18 Jan 2018:

      I couldn’t comment on whether neuroscience is difficult unfortunately, as I have never studied it.
      In order to become a chartered Psychologist, it can take several years. You will usually need to complete a degree (which can be 3 or 4 years) and then many also do a masters degree (1-2yrs). Although this is not necessary, the courses to become a psychologist can be competitive, so it can help. To then become a ‘chartered Psychologist’ you would usually need to complete a PhD or doctorate program (3yrs), and then you could call yourself a Clinical Psychologist, Educational Psychologist or others depending on the course you have taken. To become a Clinical Neuropsychologist I believe it is then one additional course.