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Looking to apply to Uni's for Criminology, or possibly Criminology with Psychology .... can't yet decide where to apply or what to do?! Is anyone in the same position or wanting to do the same course for 2019 entry?
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Looking to apply to Uni's for Criminology, or possibly Criminology with Psychology .... can't yet decide where to apply or what to do?! Is anyone in the same position or wanting to do the same course for 2019 entry?
Do you want to work in Criminal stuff, or do you just want to have a degree in something?
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Do you want to work in Criminal stuff, or do you just want to have a degree in something?
work within the police and specialise like domestic abuse or with offenders or definitely something to do within the criminal part
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work within the police and specialise like domestic abuse or with offenders or definitely something to do within the criminal part
This is a tough one.

If you are smart and can go to good unis, then there's no problem with Criminology as at the end of the day it's a degree from a decent place.

If you're not in that league, you don't want to end up with an iffy degree. Having said that, the police / social work / prison service are not particularly picky.

Psychology, I'm not sure about, it sounds like all the bits you don't want to do. Think about what Criminology really is - a lot of it is macro level theories of why people do crimes. If it interests you, all well and good - but you can't think that it's that applicable to practice. Let's say you become a police or probation officer - knowing about the lead paint theory isn't really going to help you that much, at least not in your early career. Frankly I'd rather take Philosophy or Theology if I wanted macro level ideas.

I hate to say it, but if it's about career, you might be better off with Law, but nothing is more important than doing something you enjoy (or interests you) at the best institution you can get into.
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i cant decide whatsoever im really interested into the crime part though so i think im definitely more for criminology or criminology with sociology
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If you're interested in social work, you will be unable to apply for this with a Criminology degree and will need to do a Master's or a program such as Step Up/Frontline to do the training. Or the undergraduate degree, of course!

You could always do a degree in criminology and then do the graduate scheme with the probation service. Just a thought :-)
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Criminology and psychology are very good. They both need a lot of reading and understanding. I heard criminology needs more reading and understanding than psychology but dw they’ll be very interesting
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Looking to apply to Uni's for Criminology, or possibly Criminology with Psychology .... can't yet decide where to apply or what to do?! Is anyone in the same position or wanting to do the same course for 2019 entry?
Hi savannahthh ,
I am a third year studying Criminology and Psychology at Sheffield Hallam University. I absolutely love my course. The psychology element relates a lot more to Criminology in second and third year than in first. For example, you get to study Forensic Psychology. However, it sounds like you would enjoy Criminology more based on what you have said previously about things that interest you. Some of the Criminology modules you can take at Hallam include Criminal Justice realities, where you learn about the whole process from arrest to sentencing. You can also do modules that are linked to probation and the police. They are very interesting and I wish to pursue a career with the police. There is a misconception that it is easy to get into a career with the police, it isn't. They are becoming a lot stricter on entry due to the number of applicants they receive every year. What uni were you thinking of applying for? If you have any other questions then let me know
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Emma
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