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I'm interested in the relationship between criminology and psychology, for example I love watching documentaries or TV series and trying to figure things out before other people do.

I have to apply for uni this year, so I was wondering what I should do. Here are my options..

1) Psychology -
Strengths: provides more options I've heard e.g. clinical, forensic, research, marketing, HR. I could also pick modules related to criminology and forensic psychology, both topics I'm interested in.

Weaknesses: it focuses more heavily on psychology, and not as much on criminology as I probably would like it to.

2) Psychology and Criminology (BPS Accredited) -
Strengths: a mixture of both subjects, being accredited would allow me to go into forensic psychology (a potential career I'm interested in).

Weaknesses: is a joint degree less valued than just a single degree? Will it have less employment prospects?


I've said that I'm potentially interested in becoming a forensic psychologist - this isn't 100% because I don't really know what other careers are available for both psychology and criminology.
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(Original post by Criminalis)
I'm interested in the relationship between criminology and psychology, for example I love watching documentaries or TV series and trying to figure things out before other people do.

I have to apply for uni this year, so I was wondering what I should do. Here are my options..

1) Psychology -
Strengths: provides more options I've heard e.g. clinical, forensic, research, marketing, HR. I could also pick modules related to criminology and forensic psychology, both topics I'm interested in.

Weaknesses: it focuses more heavily on psychology, and not as much on criminology as I probably would like it to.

2) Psychology and Criminology (BPS Accredited) -
Strengths: a mixture of both subjects, being accredited would allow me to go into forensic psychology (a potential career I'm interested in).

Weaknesses: is a joint degree less valued than just a single degree? Will it have less employment prospects?


I've said that I'm potentially interested in becoming a forensic psychologist - this isn't 100% because I don't really know what other careers are available for both psychology and criminology.
Doing joint degrees is no less valued by employers. If it's at a similar quality university I'd go for the combination degree as you're obviously more interested in it, and you get exposure to more disciplines by doing criminology (e.g. sociology, philosophy of punishment, law, etc.).

The only downside is that you've picked two of the most popular degrees which are generally a bit less valued....
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Doing joint degrees is no less valued by employers. If it's at a similar quality university I'd go for the combination degree as you're obviously more interested in it, and you get exposure to more disciplines by doing criminology (e.g. sociology, philosophy of punishment, law, etc.).

The only downside is that you've picked two of the most popular degrees which are generally a bit less valued....
Thanks.. I love both subjects, it kind of annoys me that these degrees are popular because, without being arrogant, I don't think some of the people who do these degrees are as passionate as I am. I feel like I've finally found my purpose.
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I don't think it really matters which one you pick for your undergraduate degree as you'll end up doing a Masters anyway
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