University of Derby

Degree level: Undergraduate

Forensic and Criminal Psychology with Foundation Year

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Course summary

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BSc (Hons) Forensic and Criminal Psychology with Foundation Year This degree offers you the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. Why choose this course? Interested in how psychology can be used to reduce and prevent offending? BSc (Hons) Forensic and Criminal Psychology offers fascinating new perspectives. From criminal profiling to investigative interviewing, it equips you with skills used across the criminal justice system. This course received 90% for academic support and assessment and feedback in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2020. Is this course for you? Including a foundation year as part of your four-year study programme will give you a head start in your academic and professional life. The foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence – with extensive support from our expert staff – before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. It could also be beneficial if you are planning a career change and want to get to grips with aspects of subjects which are new to you. Our degrees with a foundation year are continuous, meaning that you won’t need to apply again once you have successfully completed the first year. How you will learn BSc (Hons) Forensic and Criminal Psychology enables you to apply psychological theories and research to real-life challenges faced by criminal justice professionals today. We offer a choice of modules covering everything from murder to cybercrime, substance misuse to youth justice. Opportunities and experiences You could visit courts, prisons and youth offender training centres and will meet leading practitioners through guest lectures. Careers and employability Whether you’re interested in careers with the police, probation service, prison service or youth offending teams, Forensic and Criminal Psychology gives you a huge advantage, reflecting the growing demand for expertise in this field. It could also prove valuable for roles in criminal justice research and policy-making.

Course details


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

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Course codeML97
Institution code D39
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 72 points Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications.  We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.
A level DDD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 15 at Level 2
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths and English are preferred, however if you don't have these qualifications you will be able to undertake Maths and English at L2 as part of your course of study.

English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above


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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14045 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Forensic and Criminal Psychology with Foundation Year at University of Derby - UCAS