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I have always been sure I wanted to go into forensics psychology, but the closer I get to applying for universities, the more I am swaying away from it. Talking to people I know in uni right now, and also talking and seeing conversations on this website probably isn't helping.

I have come down to 3 choices of what I would want to take at university an what I could see myself doing in the future. The three I have down to are:

1. Forensic Psychology
2. Biomedical Science (i would have to take a foundation year)
3. Law or Law and Politics combined

Which one do you think would give me a more stable career and future? I really am interested in all three so I wish I could decide just over which one I liked more, but the one I like slightly more than others seems to be the one I might not have the most stable future with. Law has always been at the back of my head, and my love for politics could come in on that as well. I'm just really confused and in the middle of my future career crisis and need any advice you have got.
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Probably Law
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Probably Law
Just on it's own? Would doing the combined one with politics give me any more advantage?
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I have always been sure I wanted to go into forensics psychology, but the closer I get to applying for universities, the more I am swaying away from it. Talking to people I know in uni right now, and also talking and seeing conversations on this website probably isn't helping.

I have come down to 3 choices of what I would want to take at university an what I could see myself doing in the future. The three I have down to are:

1. Forensic Psychology
2. Biomedical Science (i would have to take a foundation year)
3. Law or Law and Politics combined

Which one do you think would give me a more stable career and future? I really am interested in all three so I wish I could decide just over which one I liked more, but the one I like slightly more than others seems to be the one I might not have the most stable future with. Law has always been at the back of my head, and my love for politics could come in on that as well. I'm just really confused and in the middle of my future career crisis and need any advice you have got.
Definitely no jobs in forensic psychology. Law is so over-subcribed - if you think you will become a solicitor think again. Biomedical science - by far the best option by a long long way
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http://courses.aber.ac.uk/undergradu...tudies-degree/




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I have always been sure I wanted to go into forensics psychology, but the closer I get to applying for universities, the more I am swaying away from it. Talking to people I know in uni right now, and also talking and seeing conversations on this website probably isn't helping.

I have come down to 3 choices of what I would want to take at university an what I could see myself doing in the future. The three I have down to are:

1. Forensic Psychology
2. Biomedical Science (i would have to take a foundation year)
3. Law or Law and Politics combined

Which one do you think would give me a more stable career and future? I really am interested in all three so I wish I could decide just over which one I liked more, but the one I like slightly more than others seems to be the one I might not have the most stable future with. Law has always been at the back of my head, and my love for politics could come in on that as well. I'm just really confused and in the middle of my future career crisis and need any advice you have got.
OP, please don't choose a degree based on its 'security'. Just don't.

Choose one that interests you the most (you will be studying it for 3-4 years) and gives you the most exposure to different opportunities. The course you choose will be your life for a fairly significant portion of time, you wouldn't want to just choose it on a whim.

You can get into law without a law degree, so don't choose law for the sake of 'career stability' choose it because you love learning about it.

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Definitely no jobs in forensic psychology. Law is so over-subcribed - if you think you will become a solicitor think again. Biomedical science - by far the best option by a long long way
There are the smallest amount of jobs in forensic psychology it really upsets me, I would so just go for that if I knew I would walk into the field within 6 months of finishing and get a job. What about paralegal jobs and working my way up?
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do what u enjoy, none have a gauranteed job at the end of it.
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I don't understand, are you interested in doing a degree because you enjoy it or because of the prestige?

If the latter, don't choose that degree.
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I have no idea I'm guessing

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OP, please don't choose a degree based on its 'security'. Just don't.

Choose one that interests you the most (you will be studying it for 3-4 years) and gives you the most exposure to different opportunities. The course you choose will be your life for a fairly significant portion of time, you wouldn't want to just choose it on a whim.

You can get into law without a law degree, so don't choose law for the sake of 'career stability' choose it because you love learning about it.

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I wouldn't have narrowed my options down to law if I wasn;t interested in doing it. I used to want to do it when I was a kid but I really didn;t believe I had the intelligence for it. I am still just as interested in law as I am in the others. I just don;t want to be stuck with a degree that I can't use.
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I'll be serious for u

it's STEM or gtfo
kool I'm the E in STEM anyway so it doesn't affect me
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I have always been sure I wanted to go into forensics psychology, but the closer I get to applying for universities, the more I am swaying away from it. Talking to people I know in uni right now, and also talking and seeing conversations on this website probably isn't helping.

I have come down to 3 choices of what I would want to take at university an what I could see myself doing in the future. The three I have down to are:

1. Forensic Psychology
2. Biomedical Science (i would have to take a foundation year)
3. Law or Law and Politics combined

Which one do you think would give me a more stable career and future? I really am interested in all three so I wish I could decide just over which one I liked more, but the one I like slightly more than others seems to be the one I might not have the most stable future with. Law has always been at the back of my head, and my love for politics could come in on that as well. I'm just really confused and in the middle of my future career crisis and need any advice you have got.
I will give you my opinions, but answer me this:
What is your ideal future job?
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kool I'm the E in STEM anyway so it doesn't affect me
I'm an aspiring E, we'll be in the same boat soon :moon:
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There are the smallest amount of jobs in forensic psychology it really upsets me, I would so just go for that if I knew I would walk into the field within 6 months of finishing and get a job. What about paralegal jobs and working my way up?
Yes you can certainly do that - there is no guarantee that a paralegal will get a training contract. Your face has to fit and it is often about who you know. My boyfriend is a solicitor so this is how I know and my niece has applied for hundreds of training contracts and got nowhere.

Best bet is a science degree
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I wouldn't have narrowed my options down to law if I wasn;t interested in doing it. I used to want to do it when I was a kid but I really didn;t believe I had the intelligence for it. I am still just as interested in law as I am in the others. I just don;t want to be stuck with a degree that I can't use.
I'll break it to you: none of these lead on to a specific career.

You can use your degree to go into anything, that's why it's crucial to choose one you'd like to do the most. The career afterwards is down to you as an individual and what your career goals are.

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I will give you my opinions, but answer me this:
What is your ideal future job?
I always thought something in criminal investigation....just not policing. I would prefer to be working behind the scenes or interviewing criminals, which is why I thought of law if forensic psychology would just leave me with a degree I couldn't use.


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