Have I made a mistake?Watch
However I've recently noticed a lot of people in this topic discussing the 'Forensic Psychology & Criminal Justice' course, one that I must have skipped over by accident during my application process.
The course sounds really great, boasting the fact it's one of the most popular in the Law school, and makes use of all the brand spanking new and expensive buildings etc etc.
Have I missed a trick and applied for a sub-par degree?
To me, the FP & CJ sounds even MORE appealing than Crim & Psych, and tbh a little better in terms of subject matter and also potential career prospects.
I'd be so grateful if anyone who is a bit more in the know about the subjects (my application was made very very late, possibly even a bit 'rushed' by the looks of this new revelation) could shed a bit more light on this as a little seed of doubt regarding my decision has been well and truly planted!
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I think on both Crim/Psych and FP + CJ you are eligible for BPS membership although you may not be so bothered about that. I believe the FP + CJ has more of the law side of things too, we obviously discuss the law in Criminology but I don't find it to be so law focused. Both courses use a lot of the same buildings - namely Redmonds, which is the newest building. Everyone has access to the same libraries/resources etc.
To be perfectly honest quite a lot of it does seem to cross over, so I don't think by selecting either you will have made a big mistake. I think you should just go with what you prefer. I switched from Geography to Criminology really last minute, which are obviously totally different and that's all worked out well for me. If you end up on a course and don't like it, there is also the option to transfer courses when you arrive, although there is a deadline for that, so don't feel like you're stuck in a decision once you first make it either.