This engaging British Psychology Society (BPS) accredited Psychology (Forensic Psychology) degree explores our psychological understanding and response to offending behaviour, encompassing the police, the courts, the prison system and offenders. Our students benefit from over 90 academic experts and weekly research seminars, and have access to first-class laboratory suites. The course covers all the core areas of Psychology stipulated by the BPS curriculum. This includes the workings of the brain; the processes and mechanisms of human thinking, feeling and behaviour; and how psychologists, psychological research and therapy can make a tangible and positive difference to people’s lives and society. You'll also consider how all of these impact and relate to forensic psychology.
Year One Core modules include Psychology Tutorials, Psychological in Context (Forensic Psychology), Research Methods One, Statistics One, Cognitive and Biological Psychology (one), Social and Developmental Psychology (one) Year Two Core modules include Research Methods and Statistics Two, Cognitive and Biological Psychology Two, Social and Lifespan Developmental Psychology, Individual Differences and Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology, Critical Thinking in Forensic Psychology. Final year Core modules include Research Project in Forensic Psychology, Work Based Psychology Practice. Optional modules include Criminal Psychology and either Psychopathology and Offending Behaviour or The Psychology of Sex Offending. As well as one optional optional module from a selection that may include: Biological Perspectives on Psychiatric Disorders, Community, Health and Applied Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Infant Development, Psychology, Educational Needs and Inclusion, Statistics (three): Advanced Statistics for Research, Psychology of the Paranormal, Psychology of the Family, Person Perception, The Psychology of Sleep, The Psychology of Ageing and Neurodegenerative Disease, Black and Cultural Psychology.
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The following entry points are available for this course:
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We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.
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|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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