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I'm an Indian and the about to start A levels so I was thinking that criminal psychology seemed a subjects I'd enjoy for a career but there isn't much room for psychology in India so I just wanted to know my chances in the UK
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Just to clarify - do you mean criminal psychologist or forensic psychologist?
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You being Indian shouldn't hinder your chances of getting a job in the UK.(as long as you have citizenship or a working VISA) Also, you may need to go to Uni to get a degree first, psychology is very competitive.
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Forensic is one of the more popular areas of psychology, and you would be looking at 3 years of undergraduate study, plus an additional 3-5 years of postgraduate study (Stage 1 and Stage 2) on top of that to become a qualified forensic psychologist, some of which you would probably have to fund. It is highly competitive and you would need to be able to work in the UK to fulfil the criteria to qualify, as well as having the clearance to work in various prisons and secure units with forensic populations.

You may wish to read the BPS website about forensic psychology in the UK to get an overview:
https://careers.bps.org.uk/area/forensic
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Just to clarify - do you mean criminal psychologist or forensic psychologist?
Forensic Psycologist
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Being Indian wont hinder your chances. The only thing I can't think of is a slight difficulty in engaging with prison slang but you'd soon get used to that.
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(Original post by Addy Daddy)
I'm an Indian and the about to start A levels so I was thinking that criminal psychology seemed a subjects I'd enjoy for a career but there isn't much room for psychology in India so I just wanted to know my chances in the UK
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Being Indian wont hinder your chances. The only thing I can't think of is a slight difficulty in engaging with prison slang but you'd soon get used to that.
ma'am, i am pursuing my undergraduate from India and i have applied for my masters in forensic psychology in the UK so ma'am can i become the forensic psychologist over there please guide me through this or you can tell me the procedure. I'll be highly obliged if you help me.
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ma'am, i am pursuing my undergraduate from India and i have applied for my masters in forensic psychology in the UK so ma'am can i become the forensic psychologist over there please guide me through this or you can tell me the procedure. I'll be highly obliged if you help me.
So firstly, you want to make sure both degrees are accredited. You need the accredited psychology undergradate to get onto the MSc and then an accredited MSc to go onto the Stage 2. After finishing the MSc, you need to get a job, find an already chartered psychologist to supervise you and then apply to do the Stage 2, which is at least another two years. If you do this whilst working, your workplace will normally (but not always) pay for you to do the Stage 2, but you can also undergo the research route by working at a university. It's only after completing the Stage 2 that you will become eligible for HCPC registration and become a chartered, practicing psychologist.

Alternatively, you can do a doctorate in Forensic Psychology which combines Stages 1 (the MSc) and 2 (supervised practice) but there are much fewer courses which are more competitive.
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[QUOTE=Lord Asriel;80416548]Forensic is one of the more popular areas of psychology, and you would be looking at 3 years of undergraduate study, plus an additional 3-5 years of postgraduate study (Stage 1 and Stage 2) on top of that to become a qualified forensic psychologist, some of which you would probably have to fund. It is highly competitive and you would need to be able to work in the UK to fulfil the criteria to qualify, as well as having the clearance to work in various prisons and secure units with forensic populations.

You may wish to read the BPS website
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I'm an Indian and the about to start A levels so I was thinking that criminal psychology seemed a subjects I'd enjoy for a career but there isn't much room for psychology in India so I just wanted to know my chances in the UK
It’s not an understaffed area comparatively to roles like nursing, medical practice etc. Therefore chances are very slim unless you if you become skilled I.e do a PhD coupled with experience
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