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Hi,
So I’m in year 12 currently and so I’m new to the whole university thing 😅

So basically I’m taking english lit, psychology and spanish. Im interested in studying forensic psychology in the future and when i look on various uni websites they have no specific a level requirements to study the course. So what I’m wondering is, is forensic psychology a course you can study straight after a levels or do you have to get a degree in psychology frst to be able to graduate and then do forensic psychology.
If so are my a levels right to study psychology?
Sorry if this is confusing, i cant explain my self properly but if you get the gist please do explain whatever you can 🤣

Many thanks
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You will need to do a normal Psychology degree and then a postgraduate qualification in Forensic Psychology. Your A level subjects are fine for the vast majority of unis, but you also need to check that you meet their GCSE requirements too as some of them will require a grade 5 in maths, for example.

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-prof...c-psychologist
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You will need to do a normal Psychology degree and then a postgraduate qualification in Forensic Psychology. Your A level subjects are fine for the vast majority of unis, but you also need to check that you meet their GCSE requirements too as some of them will require a grade 5 in maths, for example.

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-prof...c-psychologist
Ah ok, thanks, yeah because i was confused because i had the right a level requirements for forensic psychology but was worried they wouldnt be right for a psychology degree, which is backwards and doesnt make sense 😅, but cool that makes sense now
Thanks 👍
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(Original post by Fosbourne85)
Hi,
So I’m in year 12 currently and so I’m new to the whole university thing 😅

So basically I’m taking english lit, psychology and spanish. Im interested in studying forensic psychology in the future and when i look on various uni websites they have no specific a level requirements to study the course. So what I’m wondering is, is forensic psychology a course you can study straight after a levels or do you have to get a degree in psychology frst to be able to graduate and then do forensic psychology.
If so are my a levels right to study psychology?
Sorry if this is confusing, i cant explain my self properly but if you get the gist please do explain whatever you can 🤣

Many thanks
Hi!

There are undergraduate programs in forensic psychology, but honestly I would recommend doing a straight psychology degree or psychology and counselling or similar as an undergrad degree. Make sure it is accredited by the BPS as you will need this if you want to progress in the field of psychology. After your undergrad, you can then do a postgraduate qualification in forensic psychology should you choose to go down that route. It's better to start broad and then specialise at postgraduate level when it comes to psychology, unless you are completely set on a specific job. There are a LOT of areas within psychology in which you can specialise.

Hope this helps!

Loren
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Hi!

There are undergraduate programs in forensic psychology, but honestly I would recommend doing a straight psychology degree or psychology and counselling or similar as an undergrad degree. Make sure it is accredited by the BPS as you will need this if you want to progress in the field of psychology. After your undergrad, you can then do a postgraduate qualification in forensic psychology should you choose to go down that route. It's better to start broad and then specialise at postgraduate level when it comes to psychology, unless you are completely set on a specific job. There are a LOT of areas within psychology in which you can specialise.

Hope this helps!

Loren
Thank you very much for your help, this has cleared up a lot for me
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