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e.hayward
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Am interested in completing a degree in forensics but don't know what to do? I considered forensic investigation but saw that the percentage of students in full time jobs 6 months after was really low. Also considered going into forensic psychology but that would entail a psychologand criminology degree. Just asking for advice??
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hmm.

what career are you interested in?

what industry are you thinking of working in?

unistats are misleading because they use a sample of 30 people out of a 200+ people course. you know nothing about the other 170
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To be honest, I am unsure. I just know that I would love to work in forensics .
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Do you want a degree in forensics, or a career in forensics?

If you want a career, then try to decide what field you are interested in - forensic psychology, forensic pathology etc.

I'm going into forensic psychology and you don't need an undergraduate degree in psychology and criminology as you said - just any BPS accredited degree (can be found on their website).

I can try to help you.
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Thank you for your advice. Yes, I would love to have a career in forensics. I would be grateful for your help.
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(Original post by e.hayward)
To be honest, I am unsure. I just know that I would love to work in forensics .
hmm. what area of forensics? it's a very broad field ranging from computer science (security) to medicine (pathology and psychiatry)

you should thoroughly research the graduate market in forensics before you spend 3 years and 50k on a forensics degree. you don't want to graduate and be serving big macs.
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I'd do some research and be tempted to suggest you go for a broader degree than a forensic specific one. Actually getting a job in forensics is hard and competitive and at least if you have a broader degree you will have options for other jobs in the meantime
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I have considered forensic psychology as an option. In all honesty, I haven't looked in depth at other areas due to there not being much information online about them.
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