University of Derby

Degree level: Undergraduate

Forensic Psychology with Foundation Year

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Course summary

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.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
ML97
Institution code:
D39
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


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


Unistats information

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82%
Student satisfaction
67%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
92%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £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
EU £14045 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 Psychology with Foundation Year at University of Derby - UCAS