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    Hi.

    I'm a year 12 student considering either psychology OR psychology and criminology.

    I'm just wondering about these courses.
    1. Is psychology + criminology more frowned upon than psychology alone?
    2. If I wanted to specialise in forensic psychology, should I go solely for psychology?

    Thank you.
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    1) Look on UCAS for these courses / forensic psych.
    2) Read the modules you'll be taught.
    3) Decide if that's what you want to learn/pay for.
    4) Volunteer in the field you want to work.
    5) Apply for jobs.

    Or start backwards. Find a goal career that you want, and look at the requirements for degrees/qualifications/experience.
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    Are you aiming for graduate basis for chartered membership with the BPS?

    If you wish to work as a psychologist, this is the first step. You will need your honours degree to be accredited by the BPS in order to register.

    If both are accredited, then it's up to you.

    I think Criminology could be complementary to forensic psychology in some ways. Crim is a sociology subject, so will look at issues from a more social point of view than the individualism in psychology (except things like social psychology).
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    If you want to specialise in Forensic Psychology and work as a FP, then your first stop is a BPS-accredited honours degree in Psychology. It must be accredited in order for you to gain 'graduate basis for chartered membership' with the BPS.

    After that, you could proceed to a PhD in FP, or a MA with 2 years supervised practice afterwards. This will enable you to work as a registered FP.

    If the joint Psych & Crim course in accredited, I would probably go for that. Although Crim is a Sociology specialism, I feel it could give a different perspective and broaden understanding of criminality and justice etc, which gives you more context to work with in forensic psychology.

    Good luck.

    (Sorry, I sent the other message and then thought it could have been better).
 
 
 
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