This BSc (Hons) Criminology and Forensic Psychology degree looks at why people commit crime and how understanding this behaviour can generate evidence in court and help determine steps for rehabilitation. This course is designed to encourage critical thinking. You will evaluate perspectives on psychology and crime in lectures, workshops and small group seminars and complete practical experiments to increase your understanding. The course meets the accreditation criteria of the British Psychological Society (BPS) so you will be eligible for a Graduate Basis Chartered Membership of the BPS once you complete your studies. This full-time three year programme provides a unique opportunity to develop an understanding of criminological and forensic psychology, mental health, human rights and diversity, legal frameworks and crime. The programme is designed to develop understanding of biological, cognitive, developmental, individual difference and social psychological principles, theories and empirical findings that underlie everyday experience. You will then develop your knowledge of a wide range of criminal, delinquent and deviant behaviour through an in-depth understanding of criminology and forensic psychology, culminating in the opportunity to conduct an independent dissertation project in an area of your choice.
The BSc (Hons) Criminology and Forensic Psychology programme has been designed to meet the accreditation criteria of the British Psychological Society (BPS). The programme explores knowledge in both criminological and forensic psychology as well as everyday functions. Practical experiments are used as a foundation for understanding and explanation. Laboratory experience and skills development is embedded within this process, as is practical experience of research participation, linking the development of research and analytic skills to explaining behaviours relevant to everyday functioning and experiences. Areas that we explore at BSc include level include:
- Criminological Psychology
- Sexual Offending
- Young People and Crime
- Legal Frameworks
- Human Rights, Diversity and Duty of Care
- Mental Health and Forensic Psychology
You will be assessed through a range of assignments including scientific reports, essays, group and individual presentations, poster design, multiple choice papers, short answer papers, research participation and essay exams.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- British Psychological Society
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Bishop Otter Campus, Chichester
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||No component less than 5.5|
|PTE Academic||50||50-57 and no lower than 50-57 in each component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||79||At least: 18 in Reading 17 in Listening 20 in Speaking 17 in Writing|
Qualifications recognised for English language proficiency
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|