Forensic Psychology at York St John University - UCAS

Course summary

Our Psychology programmes are accredited by the BPS. All of our Psychology programmes share a common level 4 and 5, where students are introduced to biological, developmental, social, differential and cognitive psychology. Students also receive a strong, lab-based training in research skills through 120 credits of Research Methods modules at levels 4 and 5. Through our research-led teaching, students learn about: the cognitive neuroscience of language and memory; social interaction and political psychology; children's cognitive development, including literacy, tool innovation and imagination; body image and bullying; and mental health and neurodiversity. We have dedicated labs equipped with EEG equipment for recording electrical activity in the brain, eye trackers, for monitoring gaze patterns with static or mobile eye trackers, virtual reality (VR) equipment, wall and ceiling-mounted cameras and a large collection of psychometric tests and questionnaires. We also offer an integrated Psychology Research Participation Scheme (PReP) where students benefit from participating in others’ research from the beginning of their studies. Our final year offering depends on the programme chosen. Students on the Forensic Psychology programme will cover topics such as murder, stalking and gangs, juvenile offenders, sexual offenders, and female offenders from a psychological perspective. They will critically consider the role of psychologists in the criminal justice system using appropriate enquiry techniques and learn about forensic psychology as a career. The programme includes an integrated work experience module at level 5, and students develop key employability skills through academic modules, a structured academic tutoring programme, and extra-curricular careers events.


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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language and Maths

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For courses with an optional Placement Year, during the Placement Year your fees will be reduced to 15% of the annual fee value.
Forensic Psychology at York St John University - UCAS