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I can’t decide whether to choose criminology or psychology to do as a degree. I did psychology as a GCSE but not as an A Level. Will it be difficult because of this? In regards to criminology, I have not studied it at all so have no knowledge of it. What would be the better choice?
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What about a combined one? If you haven't studied criminology, I'd start studying it now so you'll know if you're likely to enjoy it or not.
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I was stuck in between law, criminology or psychology too. I did law at a level and absolutely hated it so I dropped it but I do psychology at a level and tbh I like it. In the end I chose criminology as it includes psychology too. Depends on what career you want to go into?
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Hi,
I can't advise you on what the beter choice is as it depends on what you want to do as a career but you don't need to do psychology A-level in order to do the degree. Some universities will give lower offers for taking a science (including psychology) and psychology is an A-level choice they prefer but it definitely won't stop you from being able to do it.
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(Original post by theuncannyshi)
I was stuck in between law, criminology or psychology too. I did law at a level and absolutely hated it so I dropped it but I do psychology at a level and tbh I like it. In the end I chose criminology as it includes psychology too. Depends on what career you want to go into?
I did Law but dropped it as I hated it too, is Criminology similar to law?
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(Original post by aneesah_x)
I did Law but dropped it as I hated it too, is Criminology similar to law?
Criminology looks at society and how crime affects it it might contain some law stuff but it’s mainly a combination of law sociology and psychology. Whereas law is just the law and nothing else
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(Original post by aneesah_x)
I did Law but dropped it as I hated it too, is Criminology similar to law
Why does everybody hate law so much just curious
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(Original post by aneesah_x)
I can’t decide whether to choose criminology or psychology to do as a degree. I did psychology as a GCSE but not as an A Level. Will it be difficult because of this? In regards to criminology, I have not studied it at all so have no knowledge of it. What would be the better choice?
As people on this forum say there are options of taking it as a joint degree (see here and click "Psychology with Criminology" - https://psychologyadmissions.co.uk/joint-degrees/).

However, just to make sure, a lot of students mistake Forensic Psychology for Criminology. Criminology is a sociology-based subject.

My advise would be to go to some university websites and to look at their course modules and to see which appeals to you.
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Really informative thanks xx
(Original post by lyra777)
As people on this forum say there are options of taking it as a joint degree (see here and click "Psychology with Criminology" - https://psychologyadmissions.co.uk/joint-degrees/).

However, just to make sure, a lot of students mistake Forensic Psychology for Criminology. Criminology is a sociology-based subject.

My advise would be to go to some university websites and to look at their course modules and to see which appeals to you.
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Depends what you want to do career-wise
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