Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Forensic Psychology

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Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston – This is one of the few courses in the UK to offer a specialist forensic psychology qualification. – This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). – You’ll be eligible for Graduate Membership and the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership; this is the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist. About this course Fascinating and disturbing, criminal behaviour arises from social, biological and cognitive factors. We need to understand these if we’re to help create a safer and fairer society. Forensic psychology looks at the relationships between brain and criminal behaviour, how social groups interact and how human beings learn and develop. It also examines the treatment of offenders and the impact of crime on the broader community. You’ll be able to gain valuable experience, with the opportunity for work-based practice or observation. You’ll acquire a broad foundation of knowledge around key theories and ideas of psychological science and critically analyse historic perspectives, contemporary issues and explore the social nature of crime and deviance. Choosing from a range of option modules, you’ll be able to tailor your studies to your own interests and aspirations.

Course details


Examples of Modules: Year 1 - Crime, Law and Justice - Psychology Research Methods 1 - Foundations of Psychology - Introduction to Forensic Psychology Year 2 - Psychology Research Methods 2 - Social, Individual and Developmental Psychology - Brain, Behaviour and Cognition - Forensic Mental Health and Criminal Behaviours Final Year (Core) - Psychology Research Project - Psychology of Securities and Investigations Final Year (Optional) - Global Terrorism and Transnational Crime - Applied Criminology: Work and Volunteering - Risk and Crime - Human Rights and Political Violence - Neuropsychology and Neuro-rehabilitation - Advanced Thinking - Psychotherapeutic Psychology and Mental Health: from Theory to Practice

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Psychological Society

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

T Levels T Levels are an alternative to A levels, apprenticeships and other further education courses. T Level focuses on vocational skills and can help students into skilled employment, higher education and/or apprenticeships. Students who study T Level spend 80% of the course in the classroom, learning the skills that employers need. The other 20% is a meaningful industry placement, where they put these skills into action. T Levels are the equivalent to three A levels and we recognise the UCAS tariff points they attract in line with other qualifications that aid progression to higher education.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £9250* Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Forensic Psychology at Kingston University - UCAS