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I'd like to be a criminal psychologist but i'm unsure what A levels i need as i was planning on taking maths ,chemistry ,biology and philosophy. Will these A levels give me an advantage or disadvantage?
Also how long will it take me to become a criminal psychologist and is it hard job to get once graduated??
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I think it depends where you go to uni. In some places it doesn’t matter the subjects you take for a level so I think have a look at where you’d like to go to uni and decide what you need from there first x
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I think it depends where you go to uni. In some places it doesn’t matter the subjects you take for a level so I think have a look at where you’d like to go to uni and decide what you need from there first x
okay thanks that helps but do u know if the job has good job opportunities?? x
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I think it depends where you go to uni. In some places it doesn’t matter the subjects you take for a level so I think have a look at where you’d like to go to uni and decide what you need from there first x
ohhh okay that helps but do u think there are many job opportunities for a criminal psychologist?? x
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(Original post by helpme111)
I'd like to be a criminal psychologist but i'm unsure what A levels i need as i was planning on taking maths ,chemistry ,biology and philosophy. Will these A levels give me an advantage or disadvantage?
Also how long will it take me to become a criminal psychologist and is it hard job to get once graduated??
Your first step should be choosing Psychology A level so you can find out if you even enjoy the subject.

If you do, your second step would be studying Psychology at degree level followed by a Masters in Forensic Psychology. There is good careers information on the Prospects website
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It depends where you’re located I’d say. Even if you did psychology or criminology or anything like that then you could still go into the profession you want that way but if you changed your mind you’d still have backup plans like policing, counselling etc x
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Your first step should be choosing Psychology A level so you can find out if you even enjoy the subject.

If you do, your second step would be studying Psychology at degree level followed by a Masters in Forensic Psychology. There is good careers information on the Prospects website
my school doesn't do psychology A level but i thought i was able to study psychology without a psychology A level?
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It depends where you’re located I’d say. Even if you did psychology or criminology or anything like that then you could still go into the profession you want that way but if you changed your mind you’d still have backup plans like policing, counselling etc x
Okay thankyou x
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You can study psychology without the A-Level, but I think it would be helpful to take the A-Level to see if you enjoy and get on with the subject otherwise when you get to uni you might hate it! But if your college doesn't do it there's not much else to be done, so I think your other subjects are good choices
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my school doesn't do psychology A level but i thought i was able to study psychology without a psychology A level?
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You can study psychology without the A-Level, but I think it would be helpful to take the A-Level to see if you enjoy and get on with the subject otherwise when you get to uni you might hate it! But if your college doesn't do it there's not much else to be done, so I think your other subjects are good choices
okay thanks I understand that there is a possibility that I might hate it but I have an interest in psychology for quite a bit now so hopefully I will like it at uni.
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I don't doubt it, it's such an interesting subject good luck!
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okay thanks I understand that there is a possibility that I might hate it but I have an interest in psychology for quite a bit now so hopefully I will like it at uni.
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I don't doubt it, it's such an interesting subject good luck!
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my school doesn't do psychology A level but i thought i was able to study psychology without a psychology A level?
You can do psychology at degree level without doing it at A level first but it seems a bit unusual for someone who already feels they will be aiming for a career in psychology not to choose it at A level to make sure it is right for them. Did you consider moving to a different sixth form or college to do it?
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You can do psychology at degree level without doing it at A level first but it seems a bit unusual for someone who already feels they will be aiming for a career in psychology not to choose it at A level to make sure it is right for them. Did you consider moving to a different sixth form or college to do it?
I did but the sixth form here is really good and i'm not too keen on moving also i thought I should have some back up cos I think a psychology career probably be hard to do
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I did but the sixth form here is really good and i'm not too keen on moving also i thought I should have some back up cos I think a psychology career probably be hard to do
It's hard to become a professional psychologist, and most people who do psychology degrees don't do it. They tend to enter jobs where being interested in people is important, such as Human Resource Management, Marketing, Advertising, Journalism, Teaching and so on, or get jobs in completely different areas.
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