Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Teesside University

Forensic Psychology

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Course summary

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Summary: Forensic psychology applies psychology to the criminal justice system. As a forensic psychology student you cover all of the core modules included in the BSc (Hons) Psychology programme, along with specific modules relevant to forensic psychology. Course details: You consider different experiences of the criminal justice system – for victims, witnesses, defendants and legal professionals. You learn about the assessment and treatment of different types of offenders. You learn the theory and research behind police interviewing, and put it into practice in our mock police interview rooms. And you consider the role of jurors, witnesses and experts firsthand by taking classes in our replica courtroom. Our staff are actively involved in the practice of forensic psychology so you are taught topical issues by experts from this field. Excellent links with external organisations means that there may be opportunities for voluntary work. After the course: Although this is an academic course rather than a professional training course, on successful completion, with a 2.2 or above, you will be eligible to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) status with the British Psychological Society (www/bps.org.uk). As with all our psychology degrees, upon graduation you can proceed to further study in any area of psychology. However, the unique skills and knowledge developed on this course are particularly suited to the postgraduate training you will need in order to become a Chartered Forensic Psychologist. All programmes are designed to incorporate employability skills development alongside your degree course. Our staff utilise their extensive connections to provide many and varied opportunities to engage with potential employers through fairs, guest lecture sessions, live projects and site visits. In addition we offer a series of workshops and events in the first, second and third year that ensure all students are equipped with both degree level subject knowledge and the practical skills that employers are looking for in new graduate recruits. Our award winning careers service works with regional and national employers to advertise graduate positions, in addition to providing post-graduation support for all Teesside University alumni.

Course details

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment method

Teaching is delivered using a range of lectures, seminars and laboratory classes. We emphasise study skills so you learn how to use all our extensive facilities such as electronic journals, virtual learning environments and computer programs. You also have access to our computer suites and specialist laboratories where you develop practical skills in the investigation of human behaviour. Our varied assessments develop the skills most valued by employers. They include essays, exams, group and individual presentations, poster presentations, portfolios and a dissertation. There is even opportunity to write a psychological expert witness report.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeC890
Institution code T20
Campus nameTeesside University
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 88 - 112 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Accredited Access to HE Diploma.
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject area.

88-112 tariff points from at least two A levels or equivalent. GCSE English Language and maths at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onward) or equivalent.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK/EU here: tees.ac.uk/fees, or if you are an international student here: tees.ac.uk/international/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education office: gov.uk/student-finance.
Forensic Psychology at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS