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So I know the stuff about needing an accredited psychology degree and then a masters etc etc but I have some other questions.
1) will Russell group standard universities be less likely to accept me if I haven’t done a psychology a level even if two of my subjects are facilitating?
2) would a psychology with criminology/forensics be better than just psychology or should I leave specialising until my masters?

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Nope you don't need psychology a level to study it at uni. You are not disadvantaged at all.

I study forensic psychology and I got mixed advice. My cousin who studied psychology said she wished she specialised at uni whereas my psychology teacher said don't specialise until after. I chose to specialise because my interest in forensics has not changed at all in years so I doubt it ever will. Only specialise if you aren't sure you want to go to forensics.
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(Original post by vickthekick)
So I know the stuff about needing an accredited psychology degree and then a masters etc etc but I have some other questions.
1) will Russell group standard universities be less likely to accept me if I haven’t done a psychology a level even if two of my subjects are facilitating?
2) would a psychology with criminology/forensics be better than just psychology or should I leave specialising until my masters?

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As mentioned it doesn't really matter if you have psychology a level... as long as your personal statement demonstrates that you know what psychology is about.

It can't be underestimated the importance of making connections and getting experience at undergrad level. If you know your really interested in forensic, it may be wise to apply to a department which has a lot of research in that area, as you can get work experience with those people or do your dissertation with them. I would also weigh that with also trying to go to the best ranked uni you can manage.

The only downside of forensic psychology degrees is that there may be a slightly more negative perception of them from employers as they will rarely come across it...
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