Law degree v Psychology degree?

  • 1 vote

Which one do you think is better??

Please provide pros and cons.

Shokran/ Thanks :]

Posted Sun 16th September, 2012 @ 09:55 by Ridwana

4 Answers

  • 3 votes

...i dont know what shock ran means?

anyways: the pros of law

-you will easily gain alot of demanding skills that employers look for ie critical analysis/critical writing/debating/effective communication skills

-you could go into teaching/working for the police force/uk-border force/become a lawyer and open your own practise

-respected degree with a lot of status

cons of law

-ALOT of it needs decision making i,e from a ethical/religious/social/political perspective and you need to put yourself into other peoples shoes...

-some of the cases can be heartbreaking/tough decisions/hard decisions to make

-its hard to climb up the ladder as law is a very hard field to get into 



-Gain alot of research skills/communication skills/organisational skills..which employers like to see

-learn alot about psychology and get into different fields ie clinical/ counselling 

-get into fields ie. teaching/counselling/research/work in a hospital ect


-can be challenging

-research can be hard for some people

If you study them two subjects you should know which one you rather study further. My teacher always says to us that if you were to go to a library and take only one book out and write an essay/thesis/research on it would it be about law or psychology 

hope that helps:)

Answered Sun 16th September, 2012 @ 22:06 by ELectrica!
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I am in the same position as you. I wanted to to Law at uni and then found out that in order to be a solicitor or a barrister, you need to undergo a law school which you can only take after you have done an undergraduate degree. Therefore, if you do psychology at university and then go to a law school, it will look appealing on your curriculum vitae. Furthermore, psychology is a general study so it will be easier for you to find a job at the end of it. You have to think about which subjects or degrees with have a career for you at the end of it as I know people who have spent 4 to 5 years at university and are working in mcdonalds. So if you are unsure about what you want to do in university, take a general subject such as psychology or sociology. :) Inshallah you get what you want and that you are guided through the right path. 

Shokran Habibti

Answered Wed 19th September, 2012 @ 19:40 by Misha Khechini
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That's great, thanks.

I don't want to make any regrets. Personally, what do you think would be a better career?

And, what careers would you actually get from Psychology??

[Shokran means "Thank You" in Arabic. :)]

Answered Mon 17th September, 2012 @ 09:19 by Ridwana
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I think career in some type of applied psychology is a good option, however, depends on the individual in his or her interests, abilities, aptitudes, as well as other characteristics. There are many good career options. But, it takes a great deal of hard work and sacrifice over several years in graduate school to get there. The decision to pursue a doctoral degree in psychology, or even a master’s, should not be taken lightly. It is not for everyone.

Answered Tue 16th October, 2012 @ 09:03 by Ronnie
Edited by Ronnie on Tue 30th April, 2013 @ 08:51