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