Psychology with Forensic Psychology (with integrated year in industry) at Aberystwyth University - UCAS

Aberystwyth University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)

Psychology with Forensic Psychology (with integrated year in industry)

Course summary

The BSc in Psychology with Forensic Psychology (with integrated year in industry) at Aberystwyth University offers students an opportunity to gain insights into critical areas of this applied area of psychology, including understanding criminal development and behaviour, courtroom behaviour and offender profiling. The duration of this course is four years. Students on this course will be given an opportunity to undertake a year in industry during the third year. The year in industry is the perfect opportunity to gain experience in a sector and to develop the sought after industry-level skills before graduating. Professional qualifications require a firm grounding in the background to forensic psychology, and this BPS accredited undergraduate degree is a building block to later postgraduate study, essential for those considering Forensic Doctorates and Chartered Forensic Psychology status. Studying Psychology with Forensic Psychology will allow exploration of key concepts and applied research through dedicated modules and supervised forensic-themed final year projects. You will study forensic psychology along with additional allied modules, such as Drugs and Behaviour and a forensic-themed dissertation. Many staff in the department conduct research in forensic settings, and include funded projects with the Youth Justice Board, Police and Home Office, in topics such as serious and organised crime, restorative justice and cybercrime. In your first year, you will cover the core BPS degree modules alongside the core Introduction to Forensic Psychology module. The aim is to provide you with the foundations for the key topics in forensics and develop an understanding of the input from other sub-disciplines in psychology. In your second year, the Applied Forensic Psychology module will build upon the foundations from year 1 and develop the content into a focused understanding of how psychology can be used during investigations and the court, along with critical issues surrounding research and ethics. During your third year, you will undertake your industrial year placement in area relevant to your course. Upon completion of the industrial year, you will return to Aberystwyth to complete your course. The final year will bring many of these concepts and topics together into your forensic-themed dissertation, supervised by staff with experience of conducting research in this and related areas. You will develop a topic and analyse the empirical data to support your research question. Alongside the dissertation, you will take the Drugs and Behaviour module which explores some critical issues in relation to crime, addiction and rehabilitation. Careers in forensic psychology represent some of the most interesting and rewarding roles in a range of challenging environments, including prisons, the police service and our courts.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are selected on their individual merits and offers can vary. We allow you flexibility in meeting our entry requirements, and all qualifications that you have already gained, or are working towards, will be considered when reviewing your application. We have an inclusive policy which recognises a broad range of qualifications. The entry requirements listed above represent typical offers for some of the most popular qualifications taken by applicants. If you cannot find the qualifications that you are studying (or have previously studied) please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Office (Telephone: +44 (0)1970 622021; Email: [email protected]) for advice on your eligibility and details of the typical offer you are likely to receive.

Additional entry requirements


A minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) English or Welsh is a requirement for entry to all our degree schemes. Business, Mathematics, Psychology and Science degree schemes also require a minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent).

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedB
Cambridge English ProficiencyC
IELTS (Academic)6.5With minimum 5.5 in each component.
PTE Academic55With minimum score of 51 in any component.
TOEFL (iBT)88With minimum scores in components as follows: Listening 21; Writing 21; Reading 22; Speaking 23.

If you are an international student needing more information about the English Language requirement for your course (e.g. country-specific English Language tests, Partner Institution tests, EU/EEA English Language qualifications where the school curriculum is taught in a native language) please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
EU £16520 Year 1
International £16520 Year 1

Additional fee information

The UK and Welsh Governments have confirmed that EU students commencing their studies in the academic year 2021/22 will no longer be eligible for home fee status. Fees for EU students will therefore be charged in line with international fees from 2021/22 onwards. Please note Irish nationals will continue to be eligible for home fee status and support by the Welsh Government under the Common Travel Area arrangement
Psychology with Forensic Psychology (with integrated year in industry) at Aberystwyth University - UCAS