BSc (Hons) Forensic 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 Psychology offers fascinating new perspectives. From criminal profiling to investigative interviewing, it equips you with skills used across the criminal justice system. 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 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 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.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
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English language requirements
IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.5; with at least IELTS 6.0 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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University of Derby