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i'm really struggling with this, The job i would like once I've done all My a level is a forensic Psychologist and i don't have a clue how to get there. I'm currently picking my post 16 options, and i have no clue what is best to chose. Also the school i am attending doesn't have Psychology as a option only sociology but i was hoping that once i went to University i could take psychology.
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Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you've posted in the right place? Here's a link to our subject forum which should help get you more responses if you post there.

You can also find the Exam Thread list for A-levels here and GCSE here. :dumbells:


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i'm really struggling with this, The job i would like once I've done all My a level is a forensic Psychologist and i don't have a clue how to get there. I'm currently picking my post 16 options, and i have no clue what is best to chose. Also the school i am attending doesn't have Psychology as a option only sociology but i was hoping that once i went to University i could take psychology.
To be a forensic psychologist, you would usually start with a BPS accredited Psychology degree. Psychology degrees tend not to require Psychology at A level, but if you have a specific university in mind, it would be good for you to look at their entry requirements via their website.

More info on Forensics can be found here:
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-prof...c-psychologist
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You can also look at BSc Forensic Psychology options. Goldsmiths Uni just opened up the course there, and there are a few other unis which also offer this option! It would be more direct I reckon and a specialised way of getting the training you need. Otherwise, just studying Psychology at uni, and then doing a MSc in Forensic Psychology also works out the same!
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A BSc in Forensic Psychology (or any other combination, including criminology) will not contribute to becoming accredited as a Forensic Psychologist.

To qualify you have to achieve stage 1 (academic component) and stage 2 (supervised practice). Stage 1 tends to be an MSc in Forensic Psychology (Having a BSc in Forensic may help in getting on this course, but probably not by much). There are a few doctorates out there which combine the MSc and supervised practice. You'll need relevant experience at some point, as you'll be unlikely to get on to the doctorate or into supervised practice without it.
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I think the best subject combination for this would be perhaps biology, chemistry, maths and sociology.
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