I'm currently looking to study Psychology BSc in 2024, then doing a PGDL to convert to law or doing MSci in psychology in the future, depending on how much I enjoy the course. I'm wondering whether it's worth doing a year in industry during my psychology degree, even though my main goal is the law conversion. Will it be valuable to law firms, or should I just complete the 3 years and focus on securing a training contract? I'm already on a gap year, so I'm conscious that the more time I spend before applying to law firms will make me a less competitive applicant. But another thing I've considered is that if I don't manage to secure a TC with a firm, I also won't be able to land a graduate job in psychology either as I'll have to complete a Master's too.
I'm going to apply to some solicitor degree apprenticeships as well, but I'm prioritising my university application because I want to experience uni life before committing to full-time work in one industry.