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    I've heard a few things and apparently you need to do the 3 year psychology degree and then a further 1 year to do a masters in forensic psychology (the field I would want to go into) and then you do a further 2 years work experience and then you're qualified to become a forensic psychologist. I was wondering if anybody who has experienced this first hand could give me some advice. Thanks!
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    No, you need to also do a PhD or doctorate to become a psychologist
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    (Original post by David B)
    No, you need to also do a PhD or doctorate to become a psychologist
    I got told by Winchester uni you don't? You only need a PhD if you want to go higher up in psychology
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    There are currently two routes for forensic psychology - both take the same length of time to be qualified in theory, but jobs/placements are hard to come by. There is the masters as you said or the doctorate route
 
 
 
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