Should I do a general psychology degree and them specialise later on?

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I want to do a career in psychology, but I am undecided whether to do a clinical or forensics. I have been told that I should do a general psychology degree and then do a more specific degree after that. Is this a good idea?
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Hiya, I'm somewhat the same. I've applied for a general psychology degree so that i can get a taste of both + other areas. Then after my degree i can decide what i want to specialise in. I think its a good idea as you still have all your options open
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An undergrad degree that has clinical or forensic modules/words in the title will only have a small number of modules that cover that area of psychology - psychology degrees need a range of modules to be included to be accredited by the BPS
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(Original post by broom_sweeps_)
I want to do a career in psychology, but I am undecided whether to do a clinical or forensics. I have been told that I should do a general psychology degree and then do a more specific degree after that. Is this a good idea?
The short answer is: yes!

To go into any area of psychology you will need a BSc degree that is accredited by the British Psychological Society. As mentioned above, any BPS-accredited degrees with those words in the title will still be quite general. For example, I did my BSc in Psychology & Counselling. The counselling aspect was one 30-credit module, the rest was psychology. There was some choice, so for my degree I could choose between a forensic psychology module or a child psychology module at one point. I studied with the Open University, I'm not sure what other universities are like, but there might still be some scope to choose modules that interest you.
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Its worth also reading this info about Psychology careers - both careers require postgraduate qualifications.
Clinical Psychology - https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-prof...l-psychologist
Forensic Psychology - https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-prof...c-psychologist

What can I do with a Psychology degree - https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-...ree/psychology
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